Study dance

Study dance

Body and movement as the resonating space of a new, bold, poetic aesthetic - combining practice and theory in a social context: understood in this way, dance becomes an event and field of action.

Techniques of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

In the Bachelor of Dance degree programme, or BAtanz, we support you individually and comprehensively by teaching you a wide range of ballet and contemporary dance techniques. You will learn to help shape artistic work processes and to reflect on yourself and your own art form in order to discuss dance, movement and the body in an interdisciplinary as well as historical and social context. In doing so, you may well undertake some academic work: The department includes a professorship for dance theory, which provides important impulses for research at the university of the arts.

It is also essential for your education and your individual, artistic profile that you gain stage experience from your first semester onwards - made possible by performance series in Frankfurt theatres and by guest performances, supported by international guest lecturers. To this end, we encourage you in the course of your studies to develop social and cultural-political commitment and to enrich the dance scene with your ideas.

Course of studies & application information

Interdisciplinary, international network

Whoever studies BAtanz studies within a network of performative arts. At the HfMDK there are interdisciplinary connections in all directions (acting, voice, directing, music), In many cases, it is also our students themselves who initiate interdisciplinary projects and pursue their own artistic concepts - accompanied by the HfMDK project fund KunstPAKT, among others. In addition, we are very active externally, cooperating with numerous institutions, theatres and companies at home and abroad, such as the Hessian Theatre Academy (HTA), the Dance Platform Rhine-Main, the Hessian Film and Media Academy (hFMA), the Dance Training Conference and the Young Talent Festival.

BAtanz cooperates with the Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) master's programme at the HfMDK and the Choreography and Performance (MA CuP) master's programme at the Justus Liebig University Giessen.

Schwarz-weiß-Foto von tanzenden Personen in schneller Bewegung
(Foto: Marvin Fuchs)
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Team & Lecturers

Team & Lecturers

Management Team BAtanz

Ein Tänzer mit weit geöffnetem Mund in Bewegung mit anderen Studierenden
(Foto: Ramon Haindl)


In 2021, dance education at the HfMDK celebrates its 60th anniversary. A reason to celebrate - and for a look back.

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