About 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.

Opening night NINE programme

In the eve of the competition weekend, on Friday 14, an opening night show called NINE will dazzle the spectators. You can look forward to the intertwining of nine modern muses of art. Here is the best to come:

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1. Dance
Dance, as one of the muses, will be represented by 9 of the world’s best couples, which will perform a breathtaking show.
Natali Ruden
2. Fashion
Second muse will be presented by the tremendously successful fashion designer Natali Ruden via a fashion show called Alter Ego.
Emma Drobná
3. Music
Music, as the third muse, will be represented by the unmistakable Emma Drobná.
Roman Vojtek + Dana Morávková
4. Theater
Your guides to the evening will be the charismatic pair of Dana Morávková and Roman Vojtek.


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.

Competition days programme

WDSF competitons for all age categories, from juniors to seniors will take place during the weekend. The cherry on top will be the World Open categories, where the best couples will fight over precious points for the world rank list.

Saturday 15th September

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

Sunday 16th September

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