Leave it on the floor

We are working with the European Same Sex Dance Association (ESSDA) to have our Dancesport Tournament sanctioned as the official ESSDA European Championships 2023. It will be judged according to their rules. Depending on the amount of participants, Dancesport will be a two or three day tournament.

The Dancesport categories are open and senior Standard, Latin, 10 Dance 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. 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.

The 10 Dance competitions will not be divided into classes. You can only have one partner and therefore dance either the male or female categories.

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.

Our speaker, tournament leaders, ajudicators and details for our social dance will be communicated on this page by the end of 2022.


Key facts

Tournament dates
Depending on the amount of participants, Dancesport will be a two or three day tournament from Wednesday, July 26 to
Friday, July 28 2023

A, B, C, D

Standard, Latin, 10-dance and Showdance

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

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Wednesday, July 26 –
Friday, July 28 (two or three days depending on the number of participants)

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 Progr is located in the heart of the city centre, just a short walking distance to the train station and the EuroGames Village. The gallery on the second floor of the Progr will be open to the public for free entry.

How to get there

Take tram lines 6,7,8,9 to «Bärenplatz». Alternatively take any bus or tram line to Bern main station. Progr is located approximately 550 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

We are organising the dance tournament with the guidance of the European Same Sex Dance Association ESSDA.



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