Vienna Dance Contest – UPDATE

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!

Vienna Dance Contest – UPDATE

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).

ESSDA Working Groups for 2021

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

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.


Virtual Pink Jukebox Update 7/3/21

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:

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