German Dance Award 2023, Barcamp, Photo: Eva Radünzel.

German Dance Association

The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, abbreviation DTD) has been working as a nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006.

Founded out of the awareness of the active founding members that dance must speak with one voice in the political landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Association of Dance today acts as a federation of the outstanding associations and institutions for artistic dance in Germany – overarching aesthetic differences, different modes of production and specific professional fields in dance. 

The association develops position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, it realizes campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects. Since 2016, it has been involved in nationwide funding programs and since 2018, the Association has been the sponsor and organizer of the prestigious German Dance Award (Deutscher Tanzpreis).


Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, GER

Michael Freundt, Managing Director


German Dance Award 2023, Award Ceremony, Photo: Ursula Kaufmann.