Leave it on the floor

The Dancesport Tournament at EuroGames Bern 2023 will be the official European Same-Sex Dance Championship 2023 as sanctioned by the European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA). It will be judged according to their rules.

The Dancesport categories are open and senior Standard, Latin and Showdance. For male/nonbinary couples and female/nonbinary couples, the Standard and Latin competitions will be held as separate Open (+18) or Senior competitions. There will also be a combined Latin and Standard ranking.

During an initial qualification round the couples will be classified A, B, C, or D. We still ask you to provide your classification during registration so that we have a general idea how many participants from each level are attending.

To compete as a Senior couple, the combined age of both partners must be at least 90 whereas the younger partner must be at least 40 years old on the day of the competition.

Dörte Lange, DVET (Germany)

Thorsten Reule, Pink Ballroom (Germany)

Thomas Marter (Austria)

Corinne Roost (Switzerland)
Emanuele Spampinato (Italy)
Karina Geerts (Belgium)
Margarita Vyshetravska (Hungary)
Patrycja Studer (Switzerland)
Peter Steinerberger (Austria)
Philip Banyer (Switzerland)

Stephan Frehner, Tanzlounge

Provisionary Schedule
Senior Male Latin
Senior Female Standard
Adult Male Standard
Adult Female Latin

Showdance Practice

Senior Male Standard
Senior Female Latin
Adult Male Latin
Adult Female Standard

Showdance (couples and teams)

Key facts

Tournament dates
Thursday, July 27
Friday, July 28

A, B, C, D

Standard, Latin and Showdance

Registration for EGLSF members: €80
Registration for non EGLSF members: €100
Dancesport sports fee: €60

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Thursday, July 27
Friday, July 28

Max. participants



The tournament will be judged according to ESSDA rules.

Gender categories

same sex/nonbinary couples

Registering for EuroGames 2023

Registration is open to everyone above the age of 18 regardless of skill level, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality. A registration fee is required for all athletes.

What you can expect from participating in EuroGames 2023:

  • You will receive a complimentary functional shirt (please indicate your size when registering) from our sports partners Craft and Ochsner Sport
  • You will take part in a professionally organised tournament
  • You have the chance to win a medal in your sport
  • You will have access to discounts for selected events and parties
  • You can participate in the Opening Ceremony
  • You can participate in the Closing Ceremony Ceremony
  • You will have access to the EuroGames Village in the Old Town of Bern
  • You can experience BernPride on Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • You can attend several side events and cultural programs

All registered participants will receive our official athlete’s shirt.

Your location for Dancesport

Hotel National
Hirschengraben 24
3011 Bern

Food & Beverage
We are currently working on a catering concept for the tournament days. We will provide more information in June 2023.

Good to know
The Hotel National is located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walking distance to the train station and the EuroGames Village. We are planning to open the gallery on the second floor to the public.

How to get there

Take tram lines 6,7,8,9 to «Hirschengraben». Alternatively take any bus or tram line to Bern main station. Hotel National is located approximately 350 metres from Bahnhofplatz.

If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your tournament organisation

Your tournament organisation

Tournament director Willy Beutler is well known in Bern’s dancesport community and acted as Speaker during Dancing at EuroGames Zurich 2000.



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