The biggest dance event of the year in Finland!
Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre
4-6 March 2016
WDSF GrandSlam is the biggest possible Dance event in the World participated by the best dancers of our planet to compete in their dance mastery.
Over 1,500 dancers of all ages, children, junior, youth, adult and top professional dancers, from 35 different countries participate in Finland Open and their number is growing every year.
DanceSport GrandSlam Helsinki
The Managing Committee of the World DanceSport Federation has selected Helsinki, Finland, as the new host city for the GrandSlam Series 2015-2017.
This was a great achievment for the Finnish dance society to host the World's greatest dance happening
A brand new host has the honours of staging it as part of the traditional Finland Open at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.
World DanceSport Federation
First time in the history of Finnish DanceSport
Never before Finland has witnessed such a spectacular worldclass dance event.
For 3 days Helsinki became the centre of the World of dance. Great amount amount of dancers, dance lovers, teachers and officials from all over the World visited the Finnish capital.
The first leg of the GrandSlam Series 2015 is history: 180 couples - 90 each in Standard and Latin - were chiefly responsible for making it an outstanding success.
Event takes place at the biggest Finnish Exhibition Centre
Sell-out crowds in hall 4 of the Messukeskus exhibition centre on 7 and 8 March was a fair reward for the organizers of the event, whose foresight and initiative had brought the GrandSlam to the Finnish capital only four months earlier in 2015.
Hairstyle and make-up at the competition place
Live music of the famous Dave Benton and his band, an outstanding performace of the best dance couples of our planet, World and European champions, intensity of emotions in the final GrandSlam battle will not leave a chance for audience to relax. All this makes the Evening Gala feel like being at the Olympic level event!
LEARN ABOUT GREAT MEDIA COVERAGE
2 days 90 minute programe in YLE.
A 6-camera production with full graphics plus interviews with the protagonists!
The 90-minute programme is made up of four parts: the full-length semi-final (1 · no commentary), interviews with the finalists (2), the full-length final (3 · no commentary), the interviews with two of the medallist couples (4).
Finnish National TV YLE and Worldwide TV broadcasting
Austria - ORF Sport + Canada - RDS China - CCTV United States - PBS Denmark dk4
Spain - TVE Teledeporte France - Paris Premiere Hong Kong - TVB Portugal - TV PT Japan - J-Sports
Mongolia - Sansar HD Greece - Nova Slovenia - SportTV Turkey - NTV Vietnam - VCTV
South Africa - SuperSport Switzerland - Teleklub Malaysia - Astro Malaysia Czech Republic - CESKA TV C-Sport
Philippines - Solar Sports Thailand - True Sports Singapore - Starhub Chinese Taipei - Videoland
DanceSport Total Channel eached 50 million views over the past five years!
Helsinki GrandSlam garanteed for WDSF the best month in history in March 2015. Almost two million videos were reproduced, total viewing time reached 6 million minutes, that's 11 years and 152 days ... Watch the comparison of March 2014 and March 2015!
Worldwide DanceSport community
LAST FINLAND OPEN NUMBER
2015 GrandSlam Helsinki – Online
Exposure was excellent across all platforms used by WDSF Communications to report on the inaugural leg of the GrandSlam Series 2015. Considerable amounts of content were produced and put online to keep a global audience well informed about the Standard and Latin competitions that took place in Helsinki on 7 and 8 March. The following content was produced.
122 posts on the dedicated “Live from Helsinki” blog
14 news items on the regular website
400+ photos in website gallery
37 posts on Facebook
80+ photos on Facebook
126 tweets on Twitter
134 videos on YouTube
2 highlight programmes on Vimeo
4 trailers on Vimeo
Video drives traffic more than any other type of content and the biggest audience by far is reached through YouTube.
Without any competitions taking place, the WDSF YouTube channel generates a fairly consistent average of 40,000 views per day.
Audience figures of more than twice the average were generated during the GrandSlam Helsinki, specifically between 6 and 11 March.
Nearly half a million video views were registered for the above period. The peak came on Tuesday 10 March, the day when the last batch of videos (Latin quarterfinal) was uploaded, with 110,000 views.
Viewing was – as always – very global and with Russia as the predominant territory. The demographics were in line with those that the channel registers during “normal operation.”
LIVE FROM HELSINKI BLOG:
"Live from Helsinki" blog with a huge amount of coverage on the two GrandSlams (140 videos on the early rounds, 400 photographs and news articles)
100,000 visits, more than 500,000 pages called up and an average session duration of close to seven minutes are the impressive stats that the blog accrued over the days it was active.
BECOME A PARTNER OF THE MOST GLAMOROUS EVENT IN FINLAND!
Great visibility for the main partner at YLE TV
A great visibility at Yle TV is achieved during the evening Gala by means of presenting the advertisements on a big stage screen.
Floor banners, size 60x40 cm, established around the dance floor, roll-ups and interview banners give a great visibility for our partners during streaming of performances.
Along with TV streaming visibility is achieved in hundreds of videos produced and shown live and after the event, circulating in Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo.
Visibility of our partners
Logos, banners and videos at the big stage screen.
Videos, logos, and banners of our main partners are presented at the big screen (5x10 meter) established above the centre of the stage. This gives a great visibility both for audience and TV viewers.
Big stage screen
Visibility at YLE TV
Our partners have their banners in our official magazine of the event: the title sponsors get A4 size and other sponsors and partners 1/4th of the page,
on our official web page, big and small banners,
on social media pages.
Magazine and internet
Day time and famous evening Gala hosts of the event will announce our partners during the event performances.
Our main partners will be announced and highlighted during the oppening ceremony of the evening Gala.
Partners and sponsors will be advertised at the prize ceremonies during day time and evening Gala when the stage and the centre of the dance floor will have the full attention of the audience waiting for the winner announcements.
Gala prize presentations by the name of the partner.
When the audience is eager to find out the final results and all eyes are watching, the host will give some information about the partner of the event. An official representative of the partner company may hand out the prizes.
Title of the company with the event title
The exclusive right to have the company name appear prominently before the title of one of the major dance class or the whole event is given to the Title sponsors.
An example from one of our title sponsors:
Swarovski WDSF Professional Open Latin.
The title sponsorship allows the best visibility.
Title of the company on competitor’s number
The exclusive right to have the company name appear on the numbers of the competitors. Male competitors always wear the numbers (size A4) on their back during the performance on the dance floor. This is one of the best way to ensure a great visibility as it will be caught both by the audience and TV cameras. The amount of prints is negotiable and depends on the value of sponsorship starting from 100-1000 number card prints.
A boost point or advertising stand is established in the allocated area at the exhibition hall 4 of Messukeskus.
Stand at the exhibition area
Types of partner and sponsorships
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: +358 44 533 78 68
+358 40 962 76 62
If you wish to be our partner contact us
Every March of the year Helsinki becomes the capital of International DanceSport along with Wuhan, Hong Kong, Stuttgart, Moscow, Shanghai. These cities are the hosts of the biggest and most prestigious dance event of our planet - WDSF GrandSlam Series.
Helsinki has been chosen to be one of these capitals for 2015-2017.