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From a weekend of moves to one day of grooves! Enjoy one-day E-Motion Dance Festival.

Dear dancers and friends of dance,

We would like to invite you to this year's brand new format of the popular dance festival E-Motion, which will take place on Saturday 27 May 2023 in the futuristic premises of the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav. The festival will offer international WDSF competitions in Latin and standard dances for three age categories: Junior II, Youth and Adult. We will celebrate the end of the festival with a gala evening, where the finalists of the main World Open competition will dance for you, as well as the world champions who will come to perform their latest show.

Team E-MDF

About the event

E-Motion Dance Festival (E-MDF) which follows the beautiful tradition of Prague Open Dance Festival is a prestigious international dance competition held in the Czech Republic. This year the festival will take place May 27, 2023 in the beautiful modern spaces of the ŠKODA Muzem Mladá Boleslav. On the occasion of the 15th anniversary, we have established a new tradition in the form of a unique opening night NINE, which was replaced this year by a gala evening starting at 7 p.m.

There is almost no need to introduce the E-MDF (formerly known as PODF) dance competition anymore. Every year, hundreds of couples travel to the heart of Europe, Czech Republic, to partake in this remarkable event. You can come see who will stand on the winner’s podium, as well as be swept by the dance performances of some of the world’s best couples


Be amazed by the star studded performances and root for your favourite. Get inspired and dance alongside the best. Come support your friends.

YOU create the atmosphere, let's make it unforgettable.


E-MDF Saturday

27th May 2023

  •  WDSF Junior II Standard
  • WDSF Junior II Latin
  • WDSF Youth Standard
  • WSDF Youth Latin
  • WDSF World Open Adults Standard
  • WDSF World Open Adults Latin

Gala evening

starting at 7 p.m.

  • World Open Adults Standard finals
  • latin show
  • dance preliminaries performance

Why come compete at E-MDF?

E-Motion Dance Festival (formerly known as Prague Open DF) is, by now, a traditional dance competition In the heart of Europe, Czech Republic. The city Mladá Boleslav is easy to get to by car, train or bus and unlike Prague there is little possibility you´ll get lost. The competitions are of the highest level – World Open category and other categories in three age groups. 

As a novelty, you can look forward to a new venue. It’s a more spacious, modern dance hall with air condition and great acoustics. The venue, ŠKODA Muzeum, does not miss clean, modern facilities and a wide variety of available snacks. Faultless organizations with no delays is matter of course.

We put emphasis on the expertise of adjudicators and the adherence to all WDSF rules, which results in the highest possible bonification – around 120%. World’s best ranked couples take part in the competitions on a regular basis. Prague Open (now called E-Motion Dance Festival) is one of the most popular dance competitions in the middle Europe.