Rules and regulations

of the International Dance Festival

The festival is held in strict accordance with the following RULES & REGULATIONS.


The preliminary information covering the competition program will be published on the official website of the festival

The Organizer has the right to introduce changes to the program. The competition participants will follow the news and possible program changes by themselves.

On the day of the competition, the Organizer provides participants with Heat Lists. The heat list may be subject of change.

Depending on the number of received applications, there will be several competition rounds in each group. The judges will select not less than the half of each round participants for the next round. The judges will select 6 couples to the final within each group, but up to 8 couples can be selected for a final if couples obtain the same marks. The skating system will be applied for the calculation of results.


Competitions will be run in the following dance styles and dances:

  • International Standard              (Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep)
  • International Latin                      (Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Pasodoble, Jive)
  • American Smooth                         (Walts, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz)
  • American Rhythm                        (Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo)
  • Argentine Tango Salon              (Tango, Vals, Milonga)
  • Argentine Tango Free Style     (Tango, Vals, Milonga)
  • Caribbean mix Cuban Style     (Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Salsa)
  • Caribbean mix Line Style         (Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Salsa)
  • Showcase
  • Extended Showcase
  • VIP Showcase (no contest)


Information regarding additional services provided by the Organizer is available on the official website of the festival


Being present on the location of the festival, the participants shall behave with regard to generally accepted norms of behavior, respecting other contestants, spectators and organizers of the festival.

Organizers shall not be liable for belongings, lost or left in the dressing rooms, in the hall, in hotel rooms as well as for any possible injuries suffered by contestants. We strongly advice the participants to arrange insurance cover, otherwise they will have to cover all possible medical expenses by themselves.


The panel of judges assesses the participants’ performances.

The Festival Chairman is responsible for the number of couples proceeding to the next respective round, gives preliminary warnings and disqualifies the participants. The Chairman and Organisers are responsible for the the competition schedule and introduce changes aimed at maintaining the established schedule. Any changes made by the Chairman and/or Organiser are final.

The decisions of the Organiser concerning the organisation of the competition and its schedule are final and not subjected to any further discussion. The decision of the Chairman regarding any competitive issue is final.


Any participant of the festival can send a letter to the Organizer with detailed explanation of claims and complaints not later than 14 days following the festival’s completion. Those claims and complaints will be handled in accordance with those Rules and Regulations and applicable Austrian law with Vienna as the place of jurisdiction