The German Dance Award honors outstanding personalities of dance in Germany and recognizes current positions in dance. The focus is on the artistic work of choreographers, dancers, ensembles or collectives.
Nevertheless, personalities from the fields of pedagogy, journalism, science or other areas of dance creation can also be nominated. Proposals can be submitted by representatives of dance associations and institutions as well as by all dance professionals. A jury of experts from various fields of dance will select the award winners from the proposals.