59th ETDS in Kiel 2018

Invitation & Theme

We kindly invite all interested dancing students to Kiel from May 18th – Mai 21st, 2018 to the 59th European Tournament of Dancing Students (ETDS).

The theme for this tournament is Te-Kiel-A. Although our theme could be somehow misleading, there will be no alcohol on this tournament and it is absolutely non-alcolholic.

Tournament, Blind Date and evening program will take place in the Mensa II – Leibnizstr. 14

Sleeping halls:

  • Sportforum der Uni Kiel – Olshausenstr. 70-74
  • HTC Kiel – Kopperpahler Teich 27

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kiel 2018.

++ Information about ETDS T-Shirts now available! ++

What is ETDS?

The ETDS is a huge Breitensport tournament for ballroom and latin dances. Couples are judged on an individual basis and will be divided in three different groups, amateurs, professionals and masters – after a qualification round.

500 dancers of universities from different European countries come together on a periodical basis to the EDTS (which takes place in Kiel this time).

They compete individually as well as they fight for the teams‘ cup, the Tanzmaus. We explicitly emphasise the Breitensport character of this tournament. Competition dancers are welcome as well, but they are not allowed to dance in the Breitensport tournament. Those dancers have to start in the CloseD or open tournament and will not be counted in the Tanzmaus valuation.

But it is not only the competition: besides having fun during all the parties in the evening the ETDS is also a meeting point for all dancers.

We warmly welcome all dancers and visiting supporters.