German Dance Association

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

The Association functions 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. In recent years, the association Dachverband Tanz Deutschland has achieved a great deal to strengthen the perception of dance by cultural policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels. Federal funding programs have been strengthened, newly initiated and implemented by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. The networking of the dance scene through various discussion formats and projects has become more intensive, formats and platforms for information and regular professional exchange have been developed. Besides Dachverband Tanz Deutschland has been most successful in promoting artistic dance, for freelance dancers and, with perspective for the future, for ensembles at municipal and state theaters. In other fields of work, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland accompanies the dance scene: The association also supports the association of German dance archives in their continuous cooperation. Central questions of dance pedagogy are also intensively discussed with our members.

German Dance Association

Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 / 37 44 33 92


Themes: cultural policy, international networks, development and promotion of dance culture and artists, funding, information, support of dance archives

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