Modern Dance

Course with Tanja Emmerich

Combi Classes offer the highest flexibility to you and to us. If possible, this course will take place on site at tanzhaus nrw. But, as long as we are not allowed to let any visitors into our studios, we will continue this class online via ZOOM. The limited number of participants guarantees for personal feedback online as well as in the studio.

“This is how I love it: Playfully trying out new movements, letting my body and my feeling guide me.” Tanja places an emphasis on situating the dancing body within space. She wants to teach the different modern dance techniques and also strengthen the participants’ self-perception. Tanja develops a story in doable choreographies or makes space available for the expression of emotions. “I like to switch between the flowing and accentuated movements practiced in Limón technique, and my choreographies can be loud and wild one time and restrained and mysterious another time, and then again take a turn for the dramatic and voluminous.”

Portrait of Tanja Emmerich

Tanja Emmerich

Tanja Emmerich started dancing ballet at age eight. Later on, she took additional classes in modern dance and jazz with Carlo Melis and others. As a youth, she discovered the variety on offer at tanzhaus nrw and took even more classes in jazz dance and hip hop. Tanja studied at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem and completed her dance pedagogy studies at the Weber-Schule in Düsseldorf. Following this, she obtained a certificate as a dance pedagogue at the Ballettseminar Stuttgart under the direction of Eva Steinbrecher. She has been teaching children, youths and adults in different dance styles while also working regularly as a choreographer for dance and theatre productions such as the Neusser Musical-Wochen. She has been a member of the core instructional team at tanzhaus nrw since 2015.