Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is a nationwide platform for dance in Germany – here, dance associations, key institutions and extraordinary individuals can speak with a single voice. Dachverband Tanz develops policy papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany. It carries out campaigns and initiatives and implements these in its projects. Founded in 2006 as Ständige Konferenz Tanz, it works as a registered non-profit association.

As the representative of the German Dance Award, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland works closely with Deutschen Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik and Bundesdeutschen Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektoren Konferenz.


The committee supports the award’s representative in the concept formulation and long-term organisation of the German Dance Award. It discusses and sets conceptual principals and names the jury based on suggestions from the award’s representative. The committee supports the representative in the communication of the prize in cultural policy and society.

Permanent members of the committee are:

Various individuals from the culture sector, society and the city of Essen’s cultural life will become honorary members of the committee for a duration of four years.