Networking of the Dance Scene

Germany has a diverse dance landscape. Around 60 ensembles at municipal and state theaters, 1,000 independent groups and 10,000 artists work professionally in artistic dance. Every year, dance at permanent theaters receives around 100 million euros in funding, with approximately 10 million euros going to independent productions.

The Federal Association of Dance in Germany (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) is committed to networking the dance scene within the framework of general meetings, board meetings, expert meetings (so-called InfoPlus meetings), workshops, working groups and symposia. This requires an intensive examination of the already existing dance structures and initiatives in the individual federal states and the establishment of contacts with active dance creators and dance mediators. The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland follows the developments of the scene, is present at dance events and compiles overviews and position papers for cultural policy, which provide insights into the very diverse dance scene and cultural and creative industries in Germany.

Currently, members of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland are active in various standing expert committees (StFA) and working groups according to their field of work and expertise:

Expert Committees within the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland:

StFA I - Ensembles and artists

StFA II - Production and Structures

StFA III - Dance education / dance pedagogy

StFA IV - Dance science, archives and journalism


Association of German Dance Archives (Verbund Deutscher Tanzarchive)

The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is committed to the preservation and better equipment of dance archives in the network of German dance archives and supports corresponding symposia and model projects. Together we want to generate more attention for the often invisible work that contributes to safeguarding the German dance heritage.

Ballett- und Tanztheaterensembles in Deutschland

You can find thrilling dance productions not only in well known cities like Stuttgart, Hamburg and Wuppertal, but also in Cottbus, Münster and Neustrelitz. Get to know the approximately 60 ballet and dance theater ensembles working at municipal and state theaters in Germany and discover new productions.

The website "Ballet and Dance Theater Ensembles in Germany" is a joint project of the Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.


Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany)

Biennial showcase of contemporary dance (Archiv Website)

Save the Date:

The next Tanzplattform Deutschland takes place 16. - 20.03.2022 at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. The festival will gather 13 current and noteworthy perspectives from within the fields of dance and choreography.

Tanzkongress 2022

Save the Date: Vom 16. - 19. Juni 2022 findet unter dem Motto "Sharing Potentials" in Mainz der nächste Tanzkongress statt.  Die Website informiert über die Planung und das Programm.


Regional Dance Offices

nrw landesbüro tanz

TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg


Zeitgenössischer Tanz

TanzRaumBerlin TanzRaumBerlin

Tanzbüro München www.tanzbü

Landesverband TanzSzene

Fachstelle Tanz

Dachverband freie Darstellende Künste Hamburg

Tanz und Performance Netzwerk Schleswig-Holstein

Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference (BBTK)

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is in exchange with the Bundesdeutsche Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektor:innen-Konferenz (Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference), which primarily connects the ensembles at the municipal and state theaters.