General Information

The “Art of Dance” is the organizer of the international festival SOFIA OPEN DANCE FESTIVAL. The festival has been held every year since 2015 in the largest halls in Sofia (Universiada, Arena Armeec-Training Hall) on a 22 x 12m dance floor.

In 2020, the Festival will be held on November 14th and 15th at the Arena “Armeec“ – Training Hall.

The Festival is open to all dance organizations and individual dancers of the following dance styles: classical and Modern dance, Characteristic and Ballroom dance, Dance show and Acro dance, Musical and Dance theater, Oriental dance and Pole dance, Salsa and Bachata, Hip-Hop and Bulgarian folk dances.

In 2017 for the first time within the “SOFIA OPEN DANCE FESTIVAL” was held for the first time in Bulgaria World Championship in Ballroom dance for professionals with a prize fund of 3500 €. The Gala Concert featured the best salsa and bachata dance couple in Bulgaria and fourth in the world Dimitar Kirkov and Teodora Kaloyanova, as well as a special dance show by Max Kozhevnikov – the world-famous Latin choreographer. “The Sofia Open Dance Festival is held under the patronage of the Slatina Municipality. From 2019 The festival program also includes Bulgarian folk dances.

As a next step, Dance Art plans to send winners from the various categories of dance festivals in Europe, as well as continue to invite guest choreographers and performers for seminars during the festivals in order to promote Bulgarian dance achievements in Europe.


Kind regards,
Anelia Serafimova-Todorova

Festival Director

Venue: “Arena Armeets Sofia” hall

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