UK Equality Open 2019 – HOLD THE DATE!


The UK Equality Open will debut in Bournemouth for 2019. Our first Same Sex and Equality Dance Competition in the UK.

The aim is to enhance the same sex dance community profile and encourage new competitive couples outside of London with this first International Competition in the South West, a place very well known to Competitive Ballroom and Latin dancers.

Watch this space for further updates…

‘Le Rendez Vous’ announces their next comp for 2019!

Rainbow Evidanse are pleased to announce that Le Rendez Vous 2019 will be held at the Gymnase Japy on Saturday 18th May 2019. They are excited to welcome you back to the same venue as the 10. Gay Games and will again have the following categories for Men, Women and Mixed Couples:

Standard/Ballroom (MM/WW/MW/WM)

Latin (MM/WW/MW/WM)

Showdanse Couples (MM/WW)

Showdanse Teams (Mixed)

Handidanse (Mixed)

They look forward to seeing you there!

ESSDA wants to hear from YOU!

The new ESSDA Board would love to engage and involve our supporters and followers much more and have therefore put together a VERY quick and easy survey which we are hoping you will take 30 seconds to complete:

**If you are already an ESSDA member then please wait for a different survey to hit your email inbox – this survey is specifically for those who aren’t current members!

We REALLY want to hear what you have to say, and will be really grateful for your time on both surveys.

Nordic Open – Helsinki – Sunday 30th December

Nordic Open 2018 is an international same-sex dance competition, first time in Finland!

There will be full A-D categories in both standard and latin for same-sex couples and mixed couples. Also show group competition is included.

In addition to the competition, there will also be other social activities, to make the best out of your dancing Helsinki experience. Come celebrate the new year with us and all the fellow dancers in our spectacular new year’s ball!

More information about the competition in this Facebook Event as well as the official webpage:

UK Fun Competition – Saturday 6th October 2018

The UK Fun Competition is an informal and fun practice competition for starter, beginner and improver same-sex couples.

The event is intended to be a fun practice competition without the pressure of larger international competitions, it is therefore particularly suitable for starters, beginners and improvers–so find a partner and come have a go! There will be no B or A class in the Graded Ballroom & Latin competitions–couples are kindly requested not to enter in a competition in which they have previously competed in B class or higher (classifications in senior competitions excluded), however you may enter another competition in which you have not previously competed in the upper classes (ie. if you ordinarily dance B in Ballroom you may enter the Latin competition if you have not previously competed in B or A class). All dancers are welcome to enter the Fun Dance competitions (no classes).

Click here for more information

1. Taunus Cup – TSC Fischbach e.V

Congratulations to 1. Taunus Cup for their very first competition on Saturday 29th September.
The organisers told us today:
“We are so happy about the day, our results and the great atmosphere. Everybody gave us such a nice feedback for this wonderful tournament.”
ESSDA are delighted the competition was such a success for everyone at TSC Fischbach e.V
Results can be found at DVET: click here 

Duessel-Cup : Saturday 13th April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the TSC. Contakt Equality Tournament will be part of the Dussel-Cup, the Gay and Lesbian Multisport event in Dusseldorf. (This is part of their preparation for the Eurogames in 2020).

The Competition will be held on Saturday 13th September 10.00am – 6.00pm (subject to change) at the Boston Club Dusseldorf.

More information about the programme and the registration will follow soon.

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