The European Open Championships is an annual UCWDC organised continental competition and social dance weekend. From starter to stars, from solo dancing to teams this event has it all for anyone’s competitive desires. If you’re not looking to step on the dance floor and compete yourself, then we have that sorted too! A weekend full of diverse workshops is also on offer with international star choreographers and coaches. And as if that wasn’t enough, from Thursday evening through Sunday we have different social dances and parties to keep everyone entertained.


This prestigious dance event begins with competition on Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Schedules will be published closer to the event. We offer Line Dance, ProAm and Couples competition for traditional and mixed roles, teams, choreography and more. There is something for everyone!

Social Dancing

With international choreographers and coaches, such as Jo Thompson-Szymanski, Roy Hadisubroto, Satu Ketellapper, Fiona Murray and David Appel flying into Belgium this year to share the wealth of knowledge, we have planned a selection of line technique, new dances, couples dance technique and two intensives.


Things will be getting kicked off this year with a welcome party on Thursday evening hosted by our DJ Tommy Weafer and the brilliant Ann Cunningham. If you’re in town already on Thursday they have games, dancing and a whole lot of fun planned to start the weekend.

Friday evening, after competition has concluded we will be dancing through the decades with dances from years gone by as well as up to date new numbers that are all the craze. We have a fun jack and jill ProAm competition and some fun with the judges lined up too!

Saturday, the night of stars, with some of our top competitive divisions taking to the floor and some great shows for you by our staff. Mix that into some great social dancing and some fun and games and the night promises to be a good one.

Sunday, it’s not over yet! For anyone wishing to stay and enjoy one last night with us! We will all get together and relax in the Sports Bar at the venue and have one last moment all together celebrating your success and the newly crowned European Champions.