Orientation Classes (School Years 5 and 6)

Are you between 9 and 11 years old and have you always wanted to dance on stage? Here at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden you can fulfill this dream. No prior knowledge is required for the entrance exam to enter the 5th grade (Oientation Level 1). The only thing you need is enthusiasm for dance and movement and a feeling for rhythm! Dare and register for the next audition. Click here for the registration form: Download the registration form for an aptitude test

We are looking forward to your application!


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  • Physical-anatomical and rhythmic-musical aptitude
  • Good grades in the primary or the secondary school in order to be able to cope with the double burden of school and dance education
  • Appropriate educational recommendation
  • Good command of the German language

The application deadline for the aptitude test is 18 December 2023.


Admission to the orientation levels O1 and O2 (equivalent to school years 5 and 6) at Palucca University of Dance Dresden is principally only possible through an aptitude test.

Physical-anatomical aptitude and rhythmical-musical aptitude are examined as well as the scholastic achievements to date. Previous knowledge of dance is not a prerequisite for admission to the orientation level O1.

An invitation to an audition will be sent out after the aptitude test has been passed. Lateral entrants into already existing classes are auditioned, as a rule, during a trial week in which the dance background is also examined. After a successfully passed audition, the parents or legal guardians complete registration, pursuant to Sec. 5 (4) School Regulations for Secondary and Evening High Schools (SOOSA), within the deadline determined by the Secondary School.

Aptitude Tests
Place: Palucca University of Dance Dresden
  • 16 September 2023 (application deadline: 1 September 2023)
  • 25 November 2023 (application deadline: 10 November 2023)
  • 13 January 2024 (application deadline: 18 December 2023)

Place: Palucca University of Dance Dresden

  • 10 and 11 February 2024 (not for lateral entrants) (By invitation after a passed aptitude test only.)

The aptitude test consists of an anatomical test and a dance test. In the anatomical test, the physical aptitude of the participants will be reviewed. The anatomical test is conducted and accompanied by our physiotherapists.

During the dance test, we look at the rhythmic-musical abilities. Here, the participant's movement imagination, musicality, dance presence, perceptiveness and coordination/motor skills play a particularly important role. Above all, the joy of movement should be evident. The dance aptitude test takes place as a group test under the guidance of a dance teacher from the university, who guides the children through the aptitude test. No previous knowledge is required to take part in the aptitude test!

There are no semester tuition for the orientation levels.