Nearly 170 athletes from 22 nations are expected to compete over 18 medals events, up four from the 2015 World Championships in Rome, Italy. Malle 2017 will be the second World Championships to feature single and freestyle events, after both disciplines were added in 2014.
Following a technical break, the Opening Ceremony will welcome all the dancers to the floor at the Provincial Training Centre Malle.
Competition then continues Saturday with combi Latin class 1 and 2; and duo standard class 1 and 2.
Day one will conclude with finals in all eight events and the world champions being crowned.