New Competition Calendars

After the EuroGames you might plan your travels and holidays for the next competitions.

To get an overview over the European Same-Sex-Dance competitions you can now find in the menu
Competitions & Events > European Competitions
a new submenu with competition calendars for the whole year. Of course only the second half year of 2016 is important. The calendar for 2017 only contains the confirmed dates and hopefully will fill up during the next months.

When you click on the calendar a better readable pdf-version opens (you can use the zoom (+) then).

Please send any changes and additional competitions to events@essda.eu.

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European Championships 2016 – Now it’s history

The last day of the dance competitions of the EuroGames have finished. On the final day the Adult in the competitions for Male Standard and Female Latin the European Championships went to the couples

Adult Male Standard: Alex Zischka & Stefan Lehner (FR)

Adult Female Latin: Kelly Monshouwer & Liejette Spindler (NL)

Find all results of the EuroGames Dance Competitions here.

A special thanks to our panel of 7 adjudicators for judging these three days of competitions, to DJ Avera from Sweden for the excellent music and of course to the beautiful, beautiful hosts Tommi Lappi and Heather Gladding.

Thanks to the organizers in Helsinki, EGLSF, the volunteers, our scrutineers and everyone else who made this event possible.

And many thanks to all couples for coming to Helsinki (especially mentioned the couples from Australia, the US who had the longest journey and the couples from Russia who do not have the possibilities to do our sports like in other European countries and all couples who were so brave to step the first time on a competition dancefloor). We needed you all to make this event such an success.

So we are looking forward to tonight’s social dance at Club Hercules in Helsinki and of course to next year’s European Championships 2017 in Berlin. The next EuroGames will be held 2019 in Rome!

JUST KEEP ON DANCING WITH WHOEVER YOU WANT TO DANCE!

EuroGames 2016 – Second Competition Day

Today was the day of the Senior Dancers and the Adult 10-Dancers. The audience enjoyed also some frightening and moving show dances.

Due to the changed rules for the granting of titles for the European Championships it was the first time that all places 1 to 6 (regardless of the class a couple was classified in) for each competition were honored by ESSDA with certificates and trophies for the first three places.

Adult Female 10-Dance European Champions: Kelly Monshouwer & Liejette Spindler (NL)

Adult Male 10-Dance European Champions: Gerhard Hummel & Bernd Müller (DE)

Senior Female Latin European Champions: Almut Freund & Dorothea Arning (DE)

Senior Male Latin European Champions: Niels Henrik Hartvigson & Lars Thybo Noergaard (DK)

Senior Female Standard European Champions: Heidrun Kling & Heike Hämmerer (DE)

Senior Male Standard European Champions: Gerhard Hummel & Bernd Müller (DE)

Showdance Couple European Champions: Tania Dimitrova & Ines Dimitrova (DE)

Showdance Group European Champions: The Pink Dancers (UK)

You can find all results of the second competition day on our EuroGames results page.

Eurogames 2016 – First Competition Day

The first new European Champions 2016 are crowned!

The Senior 10-Dance (male and female) couples started today and afterwards the Standard Ladies and the Latin Men competed for medals and the title of ESSDA European Champions.

Senior Male 10-Dance European Champions: Gerhard Hummel & Bernd Müller (DE)

Senior Female 10-Dance European Champions: Almut Freund & Dorothea Arning (DE)

Adult Male Latin: Renato Minnig & Markus Mnerinsky (CH)

Adult Female Standard: Caroline Privou & Petra Zimmermann (DE)

Congratulations also to all the other Medalists, Finalists and Competitors of this first day. It was an amazing competition and we’ll hope the next two days will be equally enjoyable.

You can find the results of the first competition day on  our EuroGames results page.

The lion doesn’t sleep tonight in Helsinki

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The EuroGames 2016 were declared open this afternoon by the mayor of Helsinki.

So we are looking forward to three days of same-sex dance competitions including the A-Class Competitions as the ESSDA European Championships.

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Today the practicing sessions took place at the venue. It is not easy to add a touch of class to a basketball field but I am sure the dancers will do it during all competitions.

Detailed Schedule for EuroGames

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The updated final schedule for the EuroGames Dance Competitions is now online.

You can now download a printer-friendly one page schedule (and the same as a two pages pdf-schedule) with the planned competition levels and times for the three days of dance competitions. There might be minor changes to the schedule due to level sizes so please be aware that is is just a plan.

On Wednesday 29.06. there will be the possibility to practice on the venue 1:00pm (Latin) and 2:30pm (Standard). Showdance participants get an individual practice time.

Final Participants List for EuroGames 2016

Last Tuesday the registration for the EuroGames dance competitions ended. The final participants list can be downloaded here: EuroGames Helsinki 2016 Participants List

We are proud to welcome couples from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, the UK and also from Australia and the United States.

If anyone does not want that his/her name appears in the starting list please send a short message to events@essda.eu.

Hel Yeah!

We are looking forward to meet you at the EuroGames in Helsinki. For your quick orientation: the most important sights and sports venues can be found in the map below:

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Audience entry with athlete’s, visitor’s or day pass. You can collect a day pass from the accreditation office in the EuroGames Village.

The starting lists and the detailed schedule for the dance competitions will be published as soon as possible. To stay in contact and to get all the new information about the dance competitions and other events you can join the facebook group EuroGames 2016 Dance (if not already done) and of course the ESSDA facebook group.

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