Dance Pedagogy | Dance Education

Dance pedagogy as a field deals with the didactics and methodology for reflection and transmission of the experiences made in dance practice. The aim is to qualify teachers to pass on traditions, methods and dance techniques to future students.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland promotes high quality in dance education in training and further education, in cultural education as well as in dance with children and young people.

Dance is cultural education

The Federal Association of Dance in Germany (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) is connected to the topic of cultural education in many ways through its members - be it the dance education associations, the artists' associations or the permanent dance and ballet ensembles at German theaters. In the "Chance Tanz" project, we have joined forces around the initiative of the German Dance Association in schools. With success!

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is involved in the communication and committees of the "Chance Tanz" project within the framework of "Kultur macht stark," a project of Aktion Tanz / Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft. The Federal Ministry of Science and Research has funded the project "Chance Tanz" of the Bundesverband Tanz in Schulen e.V. with up to 6 million Euros from 2013 to 2017.The program has been extended by 5 years and runs until 2022.

Furthermore, Dachverband Tan z Deutschland is represented in the board of trustees of the so called Tanztreffens der Jugend - a youth dance festival.

Further Information:

Competencies, Certificates and Recommendations - On Hiring Practices in Dance Education (June 2011, in German, not barrier-free)

The study, commissioned by Tanzplan Deutschland e.V., the umbrella organization Tanz Deutschland e.V., and Tanz ist Klasse e.V., was conducted by the Center for Cultural Research (ZfKf) and describes recommendations and guidance for the development of quality requirements in the field of dance education or dance pedagogy.

Aktion Tanz – Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. is a member of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and contributes expertise from this area of dance in education and society.


Tanztreffen der Jugend

The Tanztreffen der Jugend is an anual federal competition and festival. Save the date for the next round: 17. - 24.09.2021!