The Austrian Open Championships
International competitions for all age groups and categories of dance sport will be carried out within the framework of the AOC. World Championships and world ranking list competitions make this event one of the most important and largest dance sport events in Europe.
Vienna has repeatedly been the venue for international championships, most recently in 2018 when the world champions standard were determined. This year, the best dance couples in the world will meet again in Vienna: On Saturday, November 16th, 2019 the World Champions in Youth Latin will be determined.
World ranking list competitions
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.
Dance accessory fair
Various companies take the opportunity to show their dance sport articles at a fair organized within the framework of the event. You can find everything ranging from tournament outfits and dress coats to dancing shoes, special fabrics, rhinestones, music CDs and training videos. Cosmetics, makeovers and make-up lessons are also offered to the dancers on the side.
The Viennese Waltz Championship
– very popular with the audience!
One of the competitions, the Viennese Waltz Competition is open to amateur dancers and licensed competition dancers. Amateur dancers can compare their skills to the best dancers in the world. 2019 will be the 53rd anniversary of this Event.