DANCE, MEET AND COMPETE
Welcome to all dance enthusiasts from around the world!
- More than 25 years of experience -
We, the non-profit association “Austrian Showdance Union International”, have over 25 years of experience in the organization of international dance contests. We are dedicated to dancing! To us, dancing is not just a sport; it has become our ever-growing passion and joy.
The A.S.D.U. International is a competition platform for amateur and professional dancers worldwide. In the 14 categories: Hip-Hop, Ballet, Musical, Show, Modern Dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Production Number, Open, Character / Folklore, Song & Dance, Tap Dance, Breakdance and Acro Dance the participants can prove their dancing talent. This is the right place for beginners as well as experienced dance schools and studios.
DO WE DO
OUR DEDICATED TEAM
This is not our main profession. The A.S.D.U.International is a non-profit association which organises championships for dancers throughout the world every year. We are convinced that dancing is a wonderful sport and we want to promote it further. Dancing is not only physical education, dancing is art, dancing is showing emotions in motion… And holding events for dancers is a lot of fun.
That´s why we organise these competitions every year.
HOW WE CAME HERE
1998 – The beginning
Everything starts somewhere. The Austrian Showdance Union International was founded by Rudolf Mlaker whose daughter is a dancer. He had the idea of connecting dance schools and dancers. Cohesion, challenges, fun dancing … to name a few of his reasons for founding this association.
2004 – For the first time …
we had more than 650 registered dances.
2012 – Change of President
In 2012, after 14 years of successful championships, Karin Csitkovics became the new president.
2016 – Our rating system
Evaluation sheets are a thing of the past, so we switched to a new digital system that is not only more efficient but also better for the environment.
Can you imagine how much A4 paper were used per championship? Approximately 10.430 A4 sheets!