23,24,25,26th of September 2021

Hello, dear friends. It is a great privilege for us to invite YOU to the updated Sense Fest 2021, which you will definitely do not forget.

In past years, a lot of Ukrainians and many guests from Europe have been meeting at the end of September in Kyiv! It is a place of power, a place where people love to dance, a place where everything is created with love, where all details make sense.

Open your calendar and mark this dates: SEPTEMBER 23-24-25-26, 2021. You will remember this festival for a long time, because you get:

★1 location - Kyiv Mercure Congress Center

★2 hotels: Mercure and IQ hotels

★4 days of dancing

★Bachata & Kizomba championships

★about 2000 participants

★3000 sq.m. dance space

★1,000,000 unforgettable memories

Sense Fest 2021 will be the best place for you to dance.

Feel SENSE and create yourself🧡

Artists 2021

Kike & Nahir
Fred-Nelson & Morgane
Willy & Noura
Alfredo & Andrea
Guiu & Borboleta
DJ York
DJ Alnova
DJ Ichigo
DJ Ozy Shyne


Dear friends, you can buy your pass at the entrance. Welcome

One Venue

Mercure & IQ Hotels

The festival will last for 4 days, and it will be conducted in the same place, a large complex consisting of two-hotels: Mercure and IQ, as well as the Congress Center, where all workshops, competitions and parties take place.

Kyiv Mercure Congress hotel is one of the best hotels in Ukraine, which received 5 stars in 2021. The hotel is fully at your service available for the guests of the festival, so you will feel very comfortable in modern rooms as well as in restaurants and bars.

1-bed and 2-bed rooms are ready to be booked. You can choose to stay for 3 or 4 nights with or without breakfast included up to your liking.

IQ hotel - a youth hotel, which was just opened in March 2021, know for its modern and stylish concept. All rooms are comfortable and compact, so you are welcomed to stay there after a long trip. The price policy of the hotel is very loyal for the guests from Ukraine, so you can choose any Standard or Smart room that you like the most. Therefore, you may just make your choice and book it on our website or via our partners, promoters of the festival.

We have a special offer for you and your friends! Only for festival participants!

Ukraine, 03057, Kyiv, 6, V. Getmana str.

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Bachata championships

Concept: Bachata International Open Championship, which will have Jack and Jill format for intermediate and advanced level, except for Bachata instructors.

Who can participate? Any Sense Fest participant who has registered for the championship (completed application form and paid fee http://kyivsensualfestival.com.
Maximum number of participants: 30 leaders (men) and 30 followers (women).

And who are the judges? International judges will judge the championship:

  • Kike & Nahir (Spain)
  • Willy & Noura (Italy)
  • Alfredo & Andrea (Spain)

When? The championship will take place on Friday, September 24. Qualifying Round and Semifinals at 17:00 (registration at 16:00). The final will take place during the show (21: 00-22: 00).

Music: Bachata remix, Bachata romantica/sensual/moderna, Bachata dominiсana.

Qualifying round: Everyone dances with everyone; the duration of the track is about 1 minute. Voting by the Yes / No principle. 2 groups of dancers (6-9 leaders and leaders in each) will get shortlisted for semifinal.

Semifinal: Everyone dances with everyone. 3 leaders and 3 leaders reach the final. Voting by point ( system.

Final:In the final, participants dance with the judges. Judges determine the winners of the month from the 1st to the 3rd.

Evaluation criteria: musicality, interaction in pairs, technique, complexity.
The appearance and clothing of the participants must comply with ethical and moral norms, "costumes" are welcome, but not required.

Prize fund: 500 euros, participation in the next Sense Fest, prizes from sponsors, medals.

Under the auspice of the Ukrainian Federation of Latin American and African Dances (UFLAT)

Fee - 15 euro

Completed application form here

Kizz championships

Concept: Kizomba International Open Championships, in which dancers participate exclusively in pairs for intermediate and advanced levels, except for Kizomba instructors.

Who can participate? Any pair of Sense Fest participants who are registered for the championship.

And who are the judges? International judges will judge the championship:

  • Fred-Nelson & Morgane
  • Azzedine
  • Guiu & Borboleta

Categories? UrbanKiz , Tarraxo, Sensual.

When? The championship will take place on Sunday, September 26 at 17:00 (registration at 16:00).

Qualifying round: Yes / No voting. In the next round, will be 6 to 10 couples.

Semifinal: Voting by point system. There are 3 couples in the final.

Final: Judges determine the winners of the 1st to the 3rd positions.

Prize fund: 900 euros for all nominations, participation in the next Sense Fest, prizes from sponsors, and medals.

Under the auspice of the Ukrainian Federation of Latin American and African Dances (UFLAT)

Fee - 20 euro (for a couple)

Completed application form here


Official Informaion (updated 06.09.2021)

Can foreigners visit the territory of Ukraine?

From September 28, 2020 foreigners are allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine again. Citizens of other countries need to have an insurance policy that covers the cost of treatment COVID-19.

Do you need an official invitation for flights or your government/borders?

Yes, we can help you. Please send us your personal information via email: full name, passport number, date of birth, registration address, dates of your stay in Ukraine, address of staying in Kyiv, number of your festival pass on email promo.kdf@gmail.com


Since June, 15 2020 air service has been recovered. Foreigners are permitted to entry Ukraine.

What is the best way to get from Kyiv airport to city?

Better to use Uber Taxi - UBER LINK

The price between 10-15 euro

All foreign citizens, holders of a temporary residence permit, as well as stateless persons need to have one of the following documents:

• a document confirming receipt of one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations; or

• a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations; or

• a negative rapid test for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT, Ag) that was done no more than 72 hours before entry; or

• a certificate of a negative PCR test result done no more than 72 hours before the entry.

Insurance police for Covid

It's very easy. Make online here https://visitukraine.today/

Get Tested Before Your Flight

We invite nurses from the laboratory, who will test those participants who register and make a prepayment before September 23.

Before you come to take the test, you need to make an advance payment on the website (50 euro) and registration REGISTRATION FORM HERE

When testning will happen?

You can make test at Mercure Hotel on Saturday or Sunday (in lobby) from 1 p.m. till 2p.m.

Join our team KSF2021

This is a volunteer application form at the Kyiv Sense Fest, which will take place on September 23, 24, 25, 26, 2021. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

Join our TEAM

Code of conduct

1. All participants are requested to strictly follow the rules of the venue at all time.

2. Only dance shoes or soft sole sneakers are allowed at the venue during Workshops, Socials and Parties

3. During party time in the evening, all participants are required to use the Wardrobe to store jacket/coats and larger bag items at cost. .

4. The Organizer is not responsible for any lost items left unsecured at the venue.

5. During party time in the evening, security will be entitled to check your bags if asked (no drinks or food are allowed).

6. Once purchased, the tickets are non-refundable. But this year we introduced a new rules:you can transfer your ticket to another guest without fee til 20th of September 2021, or transfer your pass to the next festivals till 10th of September 2021.

7. All participants MUST wear the congress wrist band AT ALL TIMES. Failing to wear your wrist band may disallow you to enter the congress venue by the organizers/security.

8. The Organizer reserves the right to refuse entries which are not in the best interests of the congress.

9. Smoking is not allowed inside the congress venue (unless in the designated area).

10. Any violent action will be reported to hotel security which can result in contacting the local authorities.

11. Any resolution to conflicts among congress participants will be decided upon by the Organizers at their discretion. Organizers will act in line with the spirit of KDF.

12. Attendees causing damage to KDF and/or venue properties will be subject to reimbursement based on the Ukrainian Law.

13. To ensure all the attendees enjoy high quality, not overcrowded workshops, the Organizers reserve the right to restrict the number of participants per workshop.

14. Even though KDF Organizers take necessary measures they are not responsible for “artists no show” situations. There will be no reimbursement for tickets due to “artist no-show”.

15. Any further inquiry can be sent by email to sensefestua@gmail.com