School & Dance

Dance must become an integral part of the school curriculum! This is the central aim of our collaboration with Düsseldorf schools. Dance invites us to so many, and so many new, perspectives, offering a high level of community building beyond language, inspiring and aiding us, in the best cases, to endure even contradictions. We are well on our way, enabled by nationally renowned projects like Take-off: Junger Tanz (Take-off: Young Dance) with our Düsseldorf partner schools and numerous Düsseldorf culture and education partners.

What moves us

Our programme? Regular dance classes for pupils, performance and rehearsal visits at tanzhaus nrw, collaborative festival formats with other theatres, activities during school breaks, project weeks, research phases on guest performances and productions as well as advanced training courses for teachers. Great opportunities lie in this wealth of possibilities of experiencing dance that arose from a longstanding connection with numerous partners in cultural education: The close intertwining between educational and artistic content. Special (agency) formats on topics such as inclusion or digitisation & physicality complement our activities. This engagement is possible because of Take-off: Junger Tanz, a longterm network, that was initiated by tanzhaus nrw, and funded by the City of Düsseldorf and the Country of North Rhine-Westphalia.

tanzende Jugendliche


Among the Düsseldorf partner schools are:LVR-Gerricus-Schule (Förderschwerpunkt Hören und Kommunikation), LVR-Gerricus-Kita (Förderschwerpunkt Hören und Kommunikation), LVR-Schule am Volksgarten (Förderschwerpunkt körperliche und motorische Entwicklung), Städtische Theodor-Andresen-Schule (Förderschwerpunkt Geistige Entwicklung), Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Flurstraße,  Katholische Grundschule Unter den Eichen,  Montessori Grundschule Am Farnweg, Heinrich-Heine-Gesamtschule, Katholische Hauptschule Itterstraße, Gemeinschaftshauptschule Bernburger Straße, Realschule Friedrichstadt, Goethe-Gymnasium, und Wim-Wenders-Gymnasium.

The close cooperation between the take-off partner schools and the tanzhaus nrw is ensured by our take-off instructors, including Andreas Simon, Annika Wolf, Bouni, Dodzi Dougban, Elisa Marschall, Ivana Kisic, Nora Pfahl, Rayboom, Salvatore Romano and Sonja Reischl.

In addition to the long-term cooperation with the partner schools, there are project schools with which we only cooperate for a certain project duration on a certain topic or with a dance artist for a piece.


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Creating networks

This is also part of our everyday work: Creating networks. We cooperate with Düsseldorfer Netzwerk Kulturelle Bildung, Landesbüro Tanz Köln – Tanzvermittlung, Kultur & Schule-Programme der Stadt Düsseldorf and Landes NRWLAG TanzAktion TanzASSITEJ and AK Theater für ein junges Publikum NRW

Program Preview junges tanzhaus August until December 2024

Overview of dates, stage and academy events, further training and workshops for teachers and educators, offers for school classes, just dance offers as part of the open foyer and much more information.