25th Austrian Open Championships

International dance sport highlight in Austria

From 16th to 18th of November 2018, the Multiversum Schwechat will once again be the venue for the international dance sport highlight “Austrian Open Championships”. As an annual major event, the AOC are among the most important and renowned dance tournaments in Europe.

This year the Austrian Open celebrate their 25th anniversary. Each November, the best dance couples from all over the world compete for coveted titles and prize money in the standard and Latin American dances.  The highlight this year will be the World Championship in Standard Dance (November 17, 2018).


World ranking list competitions

In its 25th edition, the AOC come up with 16 high-profile individual competitions in Standard and Latin including all grades and age classes. On each of the three tournament days there will be several finals and dance sport at the highest level is guaranteed.  The Austrian Open Championships are hosted by the Austrian DanceSport-Federation (ÖTSV), the organizer is the Vienna Dance Sport Federation (WTSV). The Austrian Open Championships are under the patronage of the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF).


World Championship of Standard

In addition to several WDSF Open and the World Open in Standard and Latin, the AOC will once again present an absolute highlight this year – the World Championship in Standard (Saturday, November 17th, 2018). The triple world champions Dmitry Zharkov – Olga Kulikova (Russia) are currently the undisputed king and queen of standard dances and have been unbeaten in the GrandSlam series for ten competitions. From an Austrian point of view, it is a matter of keeping one’s fingers crossed for the five-time Austrian champions Vasily Kirin and Ekaterina Prozorova and the vice Austria champions Václav Málek and Catharina Málek. A total of 81 pairs will compete in the World Championship Standard.

More than 2.000 dance athletes from more than 55 countries are awaited for the Ausrian Open 2018. They will transform the Multiversum in Schwechat into a center of attraction for international Dance Sports.


Viennese Waltz Competition

A special point on the schedule will be waiting for the visitors on Sunday 18 November, with the 52nd Viennese Waltz Competition. This contest is since years a traditional part of the Austrian Open Championships, the entry is open to all amateur dancers, licensed tournament dancers and students of the Austrian dance schools, as well as to all who love to dance Viennese waltz.

Amateur dancers can compare their skills to the best dancers in the world.


Hub of the international dance world

For the sixth year in a row the Austrian Open Championships will take place in the Multiversum Schwechat. The Multiversum Schwechat is one of the most modern halls in Austria and, with its premises and technical equipment, offers ideal conditions for major sporting events.

With its location just outside Vienna and in the immediate vicinity of Schwechat Airport, the location has proven its worth especially for international guests. Visitors and dance sport enthusiasts can look forward to a true dance feast, dance top performances and special shows are guaranteed.


25th Austrian Open Championships

WDSF World Championship Standard

November 16th to 18th, 2018, Multiversum Schwechat/ Vienna


Highlights of the Austrian Open Championships 2018

  • World Championship Standard, Saturday, 17-11-2018, from 13:10 Qualifying Rounds, finals at 22:25
  • World Open Standard and Latin
  • Rising Stars Latin
  • 52h Viennese Waltz Competition


The current schedule and all the details about the program can be found on www.austrianopen.at/en


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


Viennese DanceSport Federation (WTSV) in cooperation with TSK Schwechat.