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About the event

Prague Open Dance Festival (PODF) is the largest international dance competition in the Czech Republic, which will take place September 13 - 15, 2019 in the beautiful spaces of the Forum Karlín. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary, we have established a new tradition in the form of a unique opening night, which will take place on September 13th and is called NINE.

NINE got its name thanks to the merger of 9 modern art muses. The highlight of the evening will be a show of 9 World and European dance champions in standard and Latin American dances. The program will be enriched with modern acrobatic performance and the beautiful voice of the singer Dasha. In addition, during the evening you will get the chance to dance yourselves. The whole evening will be hosted by Jaroslav Kuneš and Petra Kostovčíková. The event with the performances of dance couples of such quality is unparalleled throughout 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. During the whole event you will admire the beauty of glass exhibition of Gordana Glass - top world glass artist.


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

13th September 2019

  • show of 9 World champions
  • time for dance
  • singer Dasha
  • moderator Jaroslav Kuneš
  • moderator Petra Kostovčíková
  • aerial acrobatics

PODF - Saturday

14th September 2019

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

PODF - Sunday

15th September 2019

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