Prague to host 2022 Para Dance Sport European Championships

Czech capital will be home to the first edition of the Euros since Lomianki 2018 following the success of its International Competition last year 11 Apr 2022
Couple dancing in a dance competition
Prague hosted an international dance event for the first time in 2021
ⒸMichal Fanta
By World Para Dance Sport

Prague, Czech Republic will host the next edition of the Para Dance Sport European Championships from 28 to 30 October. 

The announcement was made by World Para Dance Sport on Monday (11 April).  The competition will be held at the Clarion Congress Hotel.

It will be the first edition of the European Championships since Lomianki 2018 in Poland. The competition was set to take place in Genoa, Italy in 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Lomianki 2018 saw 124 athletes from 16 countries in action, a number that expected to increase at Prague 2022.  

Standard, Latin and Single conventional dance are expected to determine who are the best European dancers. Junior boys and girls will also be present to show their skills and try to grab the gold, after four years without European Championships.  

The Czech capital first hosted an official Para dance sport competition in August last year with the two-day Prague International Competition. 

World Para Dance Sport Manager, Camila Rodrigues, said:

“We are delighted to see Prague and Czech Republic being awarded as hosts of the next European Championships. We have seen the continuous development of the sport in the country which hosted its first international competition with great success last year. Prague is a city that breathes dance and we look forward to a historical event in October.” 

In a statement, the Prague 2022 Local Organising Committee (LOC), said: 

"We are proud and excited to announce the organisation of the Prague 2022 Para Dance Sport European Championships to be held in October. We look forward to welcoming all of the European Para dance athletes to our lovely city and sharing such an extraordinary event with the Clarion Congress Hotel." 

Ukraine topped the medals table at the last European Championships winning 13 of the 19 events, with 20 medals in total.