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

Wanted: Solo, duo and ensemble piece as well as media dance projects by and featuring young people!

For the Tanztreffen der Jugend, we will not only select finished dance pieces. We would like to also give space to formats that have found ways – regardless of the limitations due to the pandemic – of experimenting with the movement vocabularies of contemporary and/or urban dance, also including various media, and to achieve their own forms of expression in projects and plays in schools and independent contexts as well as in theatres and youth facilities, with or without outside guidance.

There are no specifications regarding duration, form or topic. No matter what the point of departure, no matter whether the piece is ten minutes or two hours long – as always, Tanztreffen der Jugend aims to present dance arts, whether in quite a new form of presentation, in workshop formats or as entire pieces – and to share these with all participants to enrich views and perspectives.

Further informations about Tanzfreffen der Jugend

Dates for the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2021 (subject to changes)

The application period for Tanztreffen der Jugend 2021 is over.

Call for applications from October 2020
Deadline for applications 20 May 2021
Announcement of the final selection 19 June 2021
Tanztreffen der Jugend 17 to 24 September 2021

Application flyer PDF, 408 KB


Applications have to be made via our new Application Portal (in German only).

After you registration you can provide all the necessary details for your application.

You can also upload the following application material:

  • A video 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

If you have any questions of problems using our new application portal, please contact us by phone under +49 30 254 89 213.


This year, the jury procedure will only take place on the basis of the submitted material. More information will follow shortly.


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.