National Contests

Tanztreffen der Jugend – Application

The application for the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2018 is closed.
Deadline was 31 March 2018.

Date for the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2018
Applications from October 2017
Deadline 31 March 2018

Eligible for applications are theatre groups consisting of young people of school age or in training.

Details of Application

  • the application form
  • one copy of the recording of the production (a complete run-through of the production or a rehearsal)
  • Notes on the recording (What does it show, what doesn’t it show? Is it the premiere, which performance, a rehearsal etc.)
  • Information about the company and also on the terms and conditions under which it may perform
  • Explanation and notes on the production, used material, flyer, press articles
  • (planned) performance dates / run-throughs during the viewing period April/May 2018.


An independent jury will select the productions to be invited to Berlin for the national Tanztreffen der Jugend on the basis of the applications. The selection process is expected to be completed by mid-May. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal.


The dance groups chosen as the winners of the nationwide Tanztreffen der Jugend contest will be invited with their productions to the Tanztreffen der Jugend in Berlin.

The centrepiece of the meeting is the public performances of the chosen dance productions. Beyond these, the meeting also offers the chosen companies and invited participants in the specialist conference opportunities for collective practical dance work, critical discourse about the productions, fora for discussion and much more.


All productions will be recorded during the Tanztreffen der Jugend.


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