Road to Ulsan 2021 calendar announced

Three international competitions to take place in Europe in the lead up to November's World Championships in South Korea 26 May 2021
A male standing dancer holding a wheelchair with a female Para dancer during a competition
The traditional Polish Open in Lomianki returns in the 2021 season and is scheduled for October
ⒸJacek Reda
By Ana Lucia Picasso| For World Para Dance Sport

It has been year and a half since the last official World Para Dance Sport competition, the Bonn 2019 World Championships in Germany. It was just a few months before the COVID-19 outbreak struck the whole world causing mass cancellations of events along 2020. But the long wait for competitions is over. 

Following the announcement of the Ulsan 2021 World Championships - which starts in exact six months on 26 November in South Korea -, World Para Dance Sport has confirmed three major stops in the Road to Ulsan starting from June: Genoa, Prague and Lomianki.

From 4 to 6 next month, Italy will open the long-awaited World Para Dance Sport 2021 season by hosting the Genoa 2021 World Cup at the Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.

The Italian city was set to host the European Championships last year, one of the Para dance sport events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 - alongside landmark competitions such as the Lomianki Polish Open, the Cuijk International in the Netherlands and the Mainhatten Cup in Germany.

Later in the European summer, Czech Republic will stage for the first time a Para dance sport official event with the Prague 2021 World Para Dance Sport International Competition in August.

In early October, Para dancers will head to Lomianki, Poland to compete in the traditional yearly Para Dance Sport Polish Open. The city also hosted the last edition of the European Championships in 2018.

Ulsan 2021 closes the season from 26 to 28 November, marking the first World Para Dance Sports Championships in Asia since 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.

You can follow all the action from the Road to Ulsan through World Para Dance Sport social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Competition Place Date
Genoa 2021 World Cup Genoa, Italy 4-6 June
Prague 2021 International Prague, Czech Republic 14-15 August
Lomianki 2021 Polish Open Lomianki, Poland 8-10 October
Ulsan 2021 World Championships Ulsan, South Korea 26-28 November