Success Story Austrian Open Championships 2017

Since Sunday, 19. November 2017, 11:30 pm are this year’s Austrian Open Championships history. With over 6,000 visitors in four days, 1,000 dance couples from over 50 nations and the World Cup in the Latin dances, it is once again succeeded in setting up one of the largest dance sport events in the world. The highlight was undoubtedly the World Cup in the Latin American dances.
Four days of top-level dance sport, a World Cup and a total of 17 competitions – these were the Austrian Open Championships 2017 in the Multiversum in Schwechat. Once again, Hermann Götz, President of the Austrian Dance Sport Association, is able to draw a highly satisfied conclusion: “I am very proud that we have once again mastered the organizational challenges that an event of this size entails with about 100 volunteers to everyone’s satisfaction , Once again, we have more than lived up to the good reputation that the Österreichische TanzSport-Verband enjoys as an organizer and Austria as a venue for international events.
For 2018, great things are once again on the program, and Götz is already looking to the future: “Next year we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Austrian Open. For us, not just a reason to celebrate, but the aspiration to make the 25th Austrian Open even bigger, brighter and more attractive. With the commitment already made by the World Dance Sport Federation to host the World Cup in the standard dances in 2018, a first important step has already been taken. We are looking forward to the 15th to 18th November 2018, when we visit the Multiversum again with the AOC! “

24rd Austrian Open Championships

24rd Austrian Open Championships

November 16th-19th  2017

Multiversum Schwechat/ Vienna


International Dance Sport Highlight in Austria

From the 16th to 19th of November 2017 the “Austrian Open Championships” will take place at the Multiversum Schwechat. As a recurring annual big international dance sport event, the AOC are among the most important and prestigious dance competitions in Central Europe; this year it will be held for the 24rd time. Every November the dancers from every continent compete in Standard and Latin dances for the coveted title and prize money. As this year’s highlight, the world championships Latin will be held as part of the AOC.
World ranking list competitions

In its 24rd edition, the AOC come up with 18 high-profile individual competitions, in Standard and Latin, including all grades and age classes. On each of the four days of the tournament, various finales will take place and DanceSport at its best is guaranteed. The Austrian DanceSport Federation (ÖTSV) is, together with the Viennese DanceSport Union (WTSV), responsible for the organization.

Every year the best dancers compete for world ranking points at these competitions worldwide. World ranking points are collected. A sophisticated class system guarantees that only the very best dancers of a given country can participate in these world ranking list competitions.
Contrary to international championships in which only two couples can participate per country, at the world ranking list competitions all top dancers can participate. Therefore, there is an enormous concentration of top notch dancers in Vienna. The Austrian Open Championships are, therefore, the dance highlight of the competition year.


World Championship Latin

Vienna has repeatedly been the venue for international championships. This year, the best dance couples in the world will meet again in Vienna: On Saturday, November 18th, 2017 the World Champions Latin will be determined.

The reigning Austrian champions in Latin, Gustavs Ernest Arajs – Katharina Würrer and Hunor Sebesi – Jaroslava Huber will compete at the WDSF World DanceSport Championship Latin in Austria in front of their local audience.


Following the successes of recent years, the organizers are confident that this year, with two World Championships on the Austrian dance floor, new records will be set.

More than 2.000 dance athletes from more than 55 countries are awaited. They will transform the Multiversum in Schwechat into a center of attraction for international Dance Sports.


Viennese Waltz Competition

With the 51th Viennese Waltz competition, a very special program point awaits the visitors on Friday, 17nd of November. This competition has been a traditional part of the Austrian Open Championships for a long time. The participation is open to all amateur dancers, licensed competition dancers and students of Austrian dance schools, as well to all of those who like to dance the Viennese Waltz. Amateur dancers can compare their skills to the best dancers in the world.

Hub of the international dance world

For the fifth year in a row, the Austrian Open Championships will take place at the Multiversum Schwechat. The Multiversum Schwechat is one of the most modern halls in Austria and offers optimal conditions for big sporting events. It offers a generous amount of space and is perfectly multimedia equipped. Located just outside of Vienna and very close to the airport of Schwechat, the venue is perfect for the international guests.

Visitors and DanceSports enthusiasts can look forward to a real dance feast, dance excellence and special shows are guaranteed.


24rd Austrian Open Championships

WDSF World Championship LAtin

November 16th to 19th , 2016, Multiversum Schwechat/ Vienna



Austrian Dance Sport Federation (ÖTSV) on behalf of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)


Viennese DanceSport Federation (WTSV)




Highlights of the Austrian Open Championships 2017

  • World Championship Latin, Saturday, 18-11-2017, from 13:05 preliminaries, finals at 22:15
  • World Open Standard and Latin
  • Rising Stars Standard and Latin
  • 51th Viennese Waltz Competition


The current schedule and all the details about the program can be found on

The preliminary rounds always begin at 9 o’clock am.  The evening events with the finals start at 7 o’clock pm.



The venue is the Multiversum Schwechat

Goffredo / Matus new World Champions Latin

3.000 Fans were celebrating the new World Champions Goffredo/Matus
On Friday, November 20th, the Austrian Open Championships 2015 were officially opened. 2.000 couples from 55 nations were nominated for the 19 competitions and two World Championships. The AOC 2015 started with the Vienna Waltz competition in which the austrian couple Vasily Kirin and Ekaterina Prozorova danced to gold. In front of more then 3.000 enthusiastic fans, Gabriel Goffredo and Anna Matus were celebrating after they have reached gold at the WDSF World Championship Latin on Saturday. Vadim Garbuzov/Kathrin Menzinger closed the Austrian Open Championships with their phenomenal performance to „Fifty Shades of Grey“. After gold at the World Championship Showdance Latin, they are now also World Champion Showdance Standard.

It was one of the most successful finals ever seen. The former World Champions Nino Langella/Khrystyna Moshenksa were not dancing together any more as well as some other successful couples. Experts as well as officials and fans were not able to say who will be the favourite for the World Championship Latin.

In the final the moldavian couple Gabriel Goffredo/Anna Matus performed best and won Gold for the very first time. Anna Matus: „It was a tough championship. We were able to get better and better during the competition. We stil can´t believe that we are World Champion.“

In the WDSF World Open Standard competition Simone Segatori/Annette Sudol won another title in Austria after the World Championship 2014. The austrian couple Vasily Kirin/ Ekaterina Prozorova reached rank three, after their victory in the Vienna Waltz competition on Friday.

On the last day of the Austrian Open Championships, the host celebrated two gold medals. Hofer/Westermayer danced to gold at the WDSF Rising Star Standard competition. The highlight of the last day was the WDSF World Championship PD Showdance Standard. With their performance to „Fifty Shades of Grey“ Vadim Garbuzov and Kathrin Menzinger got 42 points in total and were ranked number 1. They are now World Champions Showdance Latin and Standard.

22nd Austrian Open Championships
WDSF World Championship Latin
WDSF PD World Championship Showdance Standard
20th to 22nd November 2015 at the Multiversum Schwechat