The Vienna Dance Contest 2021 has been postponed to 22nd October 2022. In the middle of the 3rd Corona wave in Europe, the 4th Lockdown in Eastern Austria and in times of different international vaccination speeds, we, the organising team, have decided on 6th April 2021, not to hold the Vienna Dance Contest weekend in October 2021. It is difficult for us to assess whether participants would be able and willing to practise, travel and to attend an international event of that scale. On the other hand, we are not sure whether we can offer sufficient Covid safety during the entire weekend program from Friday to Sunday, since our Vienna Dance Contest is also a social event, a meeting of the international equality dance family, so much more than just a sports event. Furthermore, the financing of our event requires six months in advance, therefore we have to make the decision now in spring. We are already preparing the Vienna Dance Contest 2022, for you, our Equality dance family. And we are working on a little project to keep us and you entertained and active. So watch that space!
Please stay healthy and active! With lots of love from Vienna!
The Vienna Dance Contest 2021 has been planned for the 16th October. The most of the main pilars are secured since autumn 2020: the venue, the DJ, the chair, the scruteneers to calculate the results. But we, the organising team, haven’t made our mind up if we go ahead or not, as the future still seems to be very unsure in these Covid times. Please don’t book anything, but please please keep the date in your diary!!! This competition can only happen if enough financial funding is secured, well ahead of the time, and if we have enough dancers from abroad (who will have to be able to practice and plan their traveling ahead).
Check out all the latest information from the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation in their February 2021 Newsletter
At the last ESSDA AGM held in August 2020, we shared information on our current working groups that help support the great work of ESSDA. If you would like to join any of these working groups then please contact email@example.com
The current working groups and members are as follows:
Showdance & Formation Competition Rules (inc. Senior Age Category) Working Group: Pat Sharkey, Mark Hebell, Tom Dane, Ralf Schiller, Thorsten Reulen, Kerstin Kallmann
Competition Working Group: Pete Meager, Davy Brocatus, Patrice Naudier, Thorsten Reulen
Rebrand and Refocus Working Group: Pete Meager, Mark Hebell, Kerstin Kallmann, Jörg Jungling
PR & Communication Working Group: Pete Meager, no other members have opted to join this group
Inclusivity & Wider Community Engagement Working Group: Marion Chambon, no other members have opted to join this group
Outreach Working Group: Michal Vanicek, no other members have opted to join this group
If you are interested to join one of these groups, especially those currently under represented then we would love to hear from you.
An update for the Virtual Pink Jukebox Trophy:
Thank you to everyone who has entered this year’s virtual Pink Jukebox Trophy. We’ve had many excellent submissions and the competiton is certainly hotting up. However, in light of ongoing restrictions in many countries, we have decided to extend the deadline for the film submissions to Sunday, 25th April, 2021.
If you haven’t registered yet, it’s time to do so, get your music and start dancing. For all the details go to:
Six months to go! Thousands of athletes will compete at 2021 EuroGames in Copenhagen, and now you can add a Facebook frame to your profile picture! Go to your Facebook profile, click on your photo, then ‘Update profile picture’, and then ‘Add frame’. Just search for ‘Copenhagen 2021’ and you’ll find the frame.
EuroGames registration is open! Our hosts in Copenhagen know that many EuroGames participants are nervous about making bookings in the current corona-climate. They have deferred payments, which means you can sign up now and pay later. Full details of all the tournaments can be found on the website, including this helpful schedule which shows events day-by-day.
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Welcome to the February 2021 Edition of Participate