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Global Dance Open


Global Dance Open is a global championship dance competition that provides once in a lifetime opportunities for dancers to be recognized for their talent & potential, giving them opportunity to be awarded training opportunities around the world.

With over 2,000 dancers from 30 countries involved in GDO, it is becoming one of the fastest growing competitions on the planet. Dancers & Studios can qualify through Live & Virtual Qualifiers to represent themselves, their studios and their country at the Finals. Our semi-finals take place across the world, with 12 live events in 2023.

Our finals are a very special event. It is an environment built on sharing and learning, nurturing, and exploring and most importantly enjoying and thriving. Built as a hybrid event (live and virtual participation welcome), it provides opportunities for all dancers, no matter their background to be involved. 

With over 30 institutions from across the Globe involved with GDO in 2023, over 300,000£ worth of scholarships will be awarded at our finals event. All categories are judged by specialist panels to enable the dancers to gain the recognition they deserve and relevant feedback.

 Global Dance Open is a competition open to every dancer that wants to excel in dance and work towards new opportunities.