About Prague Open Dance Festival

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


Why 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 this year. It’s a more spacious, modern dance hall with air conditionig 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 a 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.


The anniversary 15th year of PODF will take place in the new space of Forum Karlín. What can you look forward to? Spacious, modern hall with great acoustics, professional sound and lighting. As a bonus, the entire space is air conditioned.

Forum Karlín, Pernerova 652/51, 186 00 Prague 8