European Championships in Musical & Showdance 2017

Captivating dance action, breathtaking stage shows, explosive dancemoves and thrilling competitions you will experience all that and much more when Matrei i.O. turns from 3rd to 6th of June in Europe's dance center. With the motto "DANCING WITH JOY IN MATREI" the dance eyes will once again be directed to Matrei. Fun, friendship and the joy of dancing are connected with exciting competitions for eventful and exciting dancing days!

The "ASDU European Championships" are the largest international dance tournament for Musical- and Showdance in Austria 2017. The tournament is not only focused on amateurs, but also on professional dancers, who are judged in two own rating classes.
More than 1,200 dancers from almost 70 clubs / schools and studios from more than 10 European countries will compete in individual disciplines and dance for the title of "European Champion".

As the organizer of the ASDU European Championships 2017, the international championship in Musical- and Showdance, we cordially invite you to Matrei in Osttirol from 3rd to 6th of June 2017!

  • ASDU European Championships in Musical- & Showdance

  • Association:

  • Organizer: Valeina Dance Academy, Mag. Sascha Jost, Austria

  • Date: 3rd to 6th of June 2017

  • Location: Matrei in Osttirol, Austria

  • Service:

    The registration for the ASDU European Championships 2017 takes place directly via a registration portal of the For registration click on the prior link or go to the homepage of the The portal is activated for you since 20.11.2016.

    After registration as a school with your dancers and performances the system calculates directly the correct age category for your performance.


    There are three ways to qualify for the European Championships:

    1) Dance schools WITH A NATIONAL TOURNAMENT:
    > qualify through the national tournament

    > qualify through a close national tournament (eg. a Hungarian school in the Austrian national competiton)

    > qualify through a pre-qualification directly before the European Championships

    International pre-qualification

    .) Saturday, 3rd of June, 2017 in Matrei in Osttirol / Austria
    .) Start 8 am

    The first and most important rules for you as a dance school are listed here.
    For further rules open the following Link:

    Actual dance guidlines for the competition

    Please read carefully and keep up these rules exactly!

    13 Dance-Disciplines:
    Classic/Ballet // Contemporary/Modern // Jazz & Lyrical Jazz Dance // Hip-Hop-Urban Dance Styles // BBoying/Breakdance // Acro Dance // Step/Tap-dance // Song & Dance // Musical // Production Number // Folklore/Character/Ethnic Dance // Open

    Solo (1 dancer)
    Pair, Trio (2-3 dancers)
    Small Group (4-10 dancers)
    Group (11 and more dancers)

    Age classes:
    A competition comprise 5 age categories, a mini-, a children-, two junior-, and a general class.
    The age cut-off-date is the 1.1. of the current year. The average age of the dancers determines the age group (exception: Solo category).

    • Minis: 6 9 years old

    • Children: 9.1 12.5 years old

    • Junior I: 12.6 15.5 years old

    • Junior II: 15.6 19.5 years old

    • General category: 19.6 years and older

    The timing begins with the apparent beginning of the dance and ends with the apparent end of the number. There is a time limit lenience of 5 seconds (Production Number: 15 sec.). If the dance number runs outside (over or under) the time limit and its lenience, there will be a reduction of 20 points.

    • Solo, Pair/Trio: 1:30 2:00 minutes

    • Small Groups, Groups: 2:00 3:00 minutes

    • Production Number: 3:00 4:30 minutes

    • Exception: Classical dance numbers the music may be longer or shorter as per the original choreography.

    Accommodation is an important factor to feel comfortable. A short and direct footway from your hotel to the event location makes life on-site much more easier.
    The Tourism Association Matrei in Osttirol will help you with your booking and your wishes. First information you can find on their website!

    Tourism Association Matrei i.O.

    Mobil: +43 50 / 212 500

    The tourism agency is informed that all teams probably have to go through a national qualification and so they can fix their bookings only afterwards.

    You are interest to come to the European Championships?

    A non-binding pre-reservation would help you as a guest to get a suitable hotel and us as the organizer with planning the accomodation-issue. So when you are interested to participate, you may like inform us and the tourism agency about your intention and give them your contact details!

    At the end of December, a first announcement was given to national and international dance schools and clubs. In addition to the welcome letter and the presentation, it also includes important initial information regarding important key data, first accommodation possibilities, the venue/location and the organizer as well as much more.

    With time our ECS17 Website will be updated continously to provide further information, news as well as tips regarding the European Championships for you!

    We are glad to host the ASDU European Championships in Musical- and Showdance and invite you to our event in 2017.
    If you have any questions concerning the tournament or so, don't hestitate and please contact us.

    We will help you at our best and hopefully we will see us in June 2017.

    Project Management

    Patrick Spitzer BSc.

    Patrick Spitzer BSc.

    Leader of the organizing team

    Leader of the organizing team and responsible for organization, project management, advertising and local service.

    Patrick Spitzer BSc.

    Mobil: +43 650 / 450 97 81

    Valeina Dance Academy

    Mag. Sascha Jost

    Mag. Sascha Jost

    Organizer of the ASDU European Championships 2017

    Organizer of the ASDU European Championships 2017, director/headmaster and business economist, responsible for organization, public relations, sponsoring and providing artistic frame conditions.

    Mag. Sascha Jost
    Fax: +43 4256 - 29 049
    Mobil: +43 699 / 111 705 85

    Excited and interested?

    You are excited from our tournament, you are interested in participating in the ASDU European Championships, you always want to be up-to-date and be informed directly from first hand, no problem, simply complete the form below and we will contact you to clarify further details.

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    We are looking forward to a common experience, which will be in the spirit of community and the joy of dance. We wish you as well as all the other participants success, a successful preparation and exciting discovery of their possibilities,

    and hope to meet you in person at the beginning of June 2017 in Matrei in Osttirol!

    Sascha Jost & Team

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