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 www.austrianopen.at/en
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 www.multiversum-schwechat.at