Tanec Praha began to organize this festival on the model of similar professional platforms in Europe. The first Czech Dance Platform was a humble review of Czech dance works held in the space of the Duncan Centre Conservatory (1994).

For the next five years the festival took the form of a high-profile event in Hradec Králové named Entrée to Dance.

On the occasion of the general meeting of IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) in Prague in April 2000, the Platform definitively returned to the capital city with the aim of using the space of the newly reconstructed PONEC Theatre as well as other Prague venues (Alfred ve dvoře, Duncan Centre, NoD Experimental Space, DISK, Švandovo divadlo, La Fabrika, Archa Theatre, Studio ALTA, and others).

The Czech Republic is the one country in the former Eastern Bloc where the Platform has been held annually.