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About the event

Prague Open Dance Festival (PODF) is the biggest international dance competition in the Czech Republic. It takes place between September 15 and September 16 in the beautiful space of the Forum Karlín venue. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary, we have prepared a very special opening night show, NINE, that will take place on September 14.

The name NINE has come as a combination of 9 modern muses of art. The pinnacle of the evening will be shows of 9 World and European champions in standard and latin dances. The program will be enriched with a fashion show – Alter Ego - from acclaimed designer Natali Ruden and famous slovak singer Emma Drobná. The whole evening will be performed by Dana Morávková and Roman Vojtek. A show with so many quality star couples is unparalleled in Europe.

There is almost no need to introduce the PODF dance competition anymore. Every year, almost 1000 couples travel to the heart of Europe, Prague, to partake in this remarkable event. You can come see who will stand on the winner’s podium, as well as be swept by the dance performances of some of the world’s best couples.


Unrepeatble experience. Unrepeatable opportunity. Be swept away by the masters of their craft, be it dancers, or artists in the are of fashion, music, theatre or acrobacy.

Programme Prague Open Dance Festival

NINE - Opening Night

14th September 2018

  • show of 9 world champions
  • fashion show Natali Ruden
  • singer Emma Drobná
  • moderator Roman Vojtek 
  • moderator Dana Morávková
  • aerial acrobatics

PODF - Saturday

15th September 2018

  • World Open Adults Latin
  • Youth Standard
  • Junior I, II Latin
  • Senior II Standard
  • Senior I Latin
  • Rising Stars Standard

PODF - Sunday

16th September 2018

  • World Open Adults Standard
  • Youth Latin
  • Junior I, II Standard
  • Senior I Standard
  • Senior III Standard
  • Rising Stars Latin


Be amazed by the star studded performances and root for your favourite. Get inspired and dance alongside the best. Come support your friends.

YOU create the atmosphere, let's make it unforgettable.

Why come compete at PODF?

Prague Open Dance Festival is, by now, a traditional dance competition In the heart of Europe, Prague. The city is easy to get to, by plane, car or train. The competitions, after Grand Slam, are of the highest level – World Open category and other categories in many age groups. 

As a novelty, you can look forward to a new venue. It’s a more spacious, modern dance hall with air condition and great acoustics. The venue, Forum Karlín, does not miss clean, modern facilities and a wide variety of available snacks. Faultless organizations with no delays is matter of course.

We put emphasis on the expertise of adjudicators and the adherence to all WDSF rules, which results in the highest possible bonification – around 120%. World’s best ranked couples take part in the competitions on a regular basis. Prague Open is one of the most popular dance competitions in the world.