The most famous contest of sporting dances has deep traditions in Lithuania. The International prestigious sport branch contest is organized in Kaunas every year and attracts 500 dancers from Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Russia, Italy, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and other foreign countries. Excellent judges and educators are invited from all the above countries. The contest continues for two days in six stages. The closing event includes a concert and the award of laurels to the winners. „Gintarine pora“—is a junior dancers’ school and a traditional show of art and sport, which gives Lithuania prominence in the world. The initiators of the sporting dance contest are esteemed coaches and judges from the Lithuania Jūratė and Česlovas Norvaišos; the organizer is the Kaunas cultural centre „Tautos namai“.