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Baltic Grand Prix

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Category: "Latvian Dance Sport Federation (LDSF)" Dance Competition
Recognized: by "World Dancesport Federation (WDSF)"
Dates: Middle of December (Annually)
Location: Riga, Latvia
Years active: Since - 1981
Organizer: Aigars Svars


The Baltic Grand Prix is a sanctioned 3-day Latvian Dance Sport Federation competition, recognized by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF). Hosted in Riga, Latvia, organized by Aigars Svars.. The 2017 Baltic Grand Prix includes various WDSF sanctioned events such as the WDSF World Open, WDSF International Open, as well as WDSF World Championships.


More than 1500 dancers from 35 countries and 4 continents, including USA, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and European countries, will be visiting the international exhibition center Kipsala for the 36th time in Riga. In the past few years the festival has become popular far beyond the borders of Latvia and is one of the world's largest DanceSport festivals.

The Baltic Grand Prix is a Latvian Dance Sport Federation sanctioned DanceSport 3-day competition that has been introduced in 1981, hosted in Riga, Latvia, recognized by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) and organized by Aigars Svars.

The competition will be held simultaneously in two halls for three dance squares. The central events of the festival will take place on the evening of 16th and 17th, 2017 of December.

  • On Saturday, December 16th, the WDSF World Junior Championship will take place in Standard Dance Championships. The ABORA Cup will be played in Latin American dances .
  • On Sunday, December 17th, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the enthusiastic WDSF World Open rating competition in Standard, where the 16th Riga City Council Cup will be won.
  • Dance performances will be held on the closing evening of the festival with the musical accompaniment of the "Mirage Jazz Orchestra".

Baltic Dance Center SPECTRA in cooperation with the Latvian Dance Sport Federation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, LSFP and Riga City Council, Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Riga City Council are organizing the International Baltic DanceSport Championship.

The The Baltic Grand Prix maintains goals that involve conveying a Latvia competition with the feel of a World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) event. With use of artistic lighting and decor as well as a judging panel that includes National, International and WDSF Adjudicators, competitors have the opportunity to dance in front of some of the top critics in the business, at the same time doing so in an inviting and energetic environment.


Events include competitive dancing in the International Standard and Latin styles throughout the Pre-Teen, Junior, Youth, Adult and Senior age levels in the Amateur and Professional divisions.

The 2017 Baltic Grand Prix will also host various WDSF sanctioned events including:

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