The Bid for the European Championship 2017 is open!


The ESSDA board would like to open the bidding for the European Same-Sex Dance Championships 2017.

Dear dance competition organisers and dear dancers,

we warmly encourage organisers of same sex dance competitions to let us know you want to apply by sending an email to Hadass Armon (hadass(at) or Davy Brocatus (davy(at) as soon as possible. They will mail you the Partnership and License Agreement, which tells you about the requirements for a European Championship.

The ESSDA Competition Rules can be downloaded here: pdf

Please mail your application for organising the European Championships 2017 to Hadass and/or Davy on December 31st 2015 at the latest. The ESSDA board will take a decision mid February 2016 and communicate the outcome end of February.

For more detailed questions please don’t hesitate to contact Davy or Hadass.

The winner of the open bid is invited to advertise the EC 2017 at the EuroGames 2016 in Helsinki.

Welcome back to the new ESSDA Homepage!


Finally our homepage has returned.

We hope you like the new design and the navigation possibilities. We tried our best – but there is no new system that works perfectly. Some content may still be missing but will be added during the next weeks.

So please send a message to webmaster(at) with your comments, ideas and possible bugs on this site.

Your ESSDA webteam

Mission Statement

ESSDA is the European Same-Sex Dance Association.

ESSDA will respect differences as they may occur between people, concerning race, gender, sexual or political orientation, religion, nationality or language, disability or any other base.

ESSDA will respect differences as they may occur between organisations, concerning nationality, language, political orientation, liaisons with other dance (sport) or sport organisations or organisations for LGBT emancipation.

ESSDA acknowledges that the roots and base of same-sex dance and same-sex dance sport are the expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities and relationships. This will be considered as part of any decisions, guidelines and developments for the future.

Read more about our Missions and Goals