BA Dance Programme


Students are introduced to dance as a holistic process. In lectures, seminars, practical training, artistic projects and excursions, the students expand their dancing capabilities and acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about dance and art, dance and architecture, and also dance and film. This includes historical, perceptive, analytical, medical, organisational and medial aspects.
Students are instructed by international guest teachers and choreographers. The training places particular emphasis on a close relationship with artistic practice. Students therefore are given many opportunities, even during their studies, to appear before an audience.


1st Year2nd Year3rd Year
Dance Technique IDance Technique IIDance Technique III
Artistic Process IArtistic Process IIArtistic Process III
Elective subject

Elective subject

Elective subject
Bodywork Bachelor thesis

Application Details

The application portal is now closed. We don't accept any further applications for the new academic year 2022/23.

  • Physical aptitude
  • Fantasy of movement and ability to express oneself through dance
  • Musicality
  • Dance background in the subjects of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation at the level required for the bachelor programme
  • Admissions to the BA Dance Programme, according to Sec. 17 (1) (2) (11) SächsHSFG, requires that the applicant has earned a school-leaving certificate from a secondary or senior secondary school or has an entrance qualification recognised to be equivalent to such and a particular artistic aptitude.
  • Knowledge of the English language (at least at reference level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). The following language certificates are recognised: Cambridge Certificate: Preliminary English Test (PET), TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, UNICERT (not applicable for native English-speaking applicants).

An admissions procedure comprising an aptitude test and an audition precedes enrolment.

After self-registration, application is made by means of entering your personal data in the University’s application portal. The entry of this data creates an individual application form which must be electrically submitted over the application portal within the application period. Furthermore, the required documents (in PDF format) and photos (in JPG format) are to be uploaded in the portal. The video links in accordance with the IAP (International Audition Pre-Selection) Guidelines must be provided over the application portal.  

The aptitude test is the first selection of applicants made by the University. The focus is especially directed on anatomical-physical requirements, coordination skills, and the level of the previous dance training. The Admissions Board decides as to whether aptitude for the BA Dance study programme is present. The applicant will be informed of this decision via the application portal.

Only after a successful aptitude test, there will be an audition on 07 and 08 May 2022 in Dresden. Specific requirements for the study programme (such as artistic aptitude and language skills) will be re-examined. A successfully passed audition is the prerequisite for admission to the study programme. The results of the audition (after the ranking procedure) will also be communicated via the application portal.

The applicant will be informed of the admissions examination results via the application portal no later than six weeks after the admissions examination - in the case of a rejection, with justifications and information concerning rights to appeal.

The following documents are to be submitted by the enrolment date at the latest:

  • Language certificate proving an English level B1 (The following language certificates are recognised: Cambridge Certificate: Preliminary English Test (PET), TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, UNICERT (not applicable for native English-speaking applicants).
  • Submission of a doctor’s certificate certifying the particular endurance in regard to admission to a dance study programme as preparation for a professional career
  • Certified copy of the most recent general educational school-leaving certificate
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of payment of the semester tuition

Please upload all documents and video links exclusively to the University's application portal!

The applictation portal will be activated on 01 December 2021 and will be closed on 31 March 2022.

Before the applicant’s self-registration in the application portal, the following documents must exist digitally so that they can then be uploaded in the application portal.

  • A tabular resume (CV) with precise information regarding your previous education (in PDF format)
  • One passport photo (JPG format)
  • Two to three dance photos (JPG format)
  • Proof of having paid the application fee of 30.00 EUR (receipt in PDF format)
  • If appropriate, evidence concerning your study periods to date as well as results of your studies or tests (in PDF format)

Please take the following into consideration when providing video links over the application portal:

  • The application videos need to be uploaded to an appropriate platform, such as, e.g., YouTube or Vimeo
  • The application videos should present skills in modern/contemporary dance, ballet and in improvisation. Please follow the IAP Guidelines. Please submit five individual video links over the portal:
    1. Classic variation (1-2 minutes, females in pointe shoes)
    2. Modern/contemporary étude (2-3 minutes)
    3. Work on the bar (3-5 minutes, females in pointe shoes)
    4. Work in the middle (3-5 minutes, females in pointe shoes)
    5. Improvisation (theme, place, music can be freely selected)

An application fee of 30.00 EUR* is charged for each application. The application fee is due at the time of submission of the application documentation and will be not refunded. Proof of payment is to be submitted via the application portal with the application documents.

Please transfer the amount to the following account:

Recipient: Hauptkasse Sachsen

Address of Recipient: Stauffenbergallee 2, 01099 Dresden

IBAN: DE 06 8600 0000 0086 0015 19


Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank

Reference: 7040.00602-1, Family name, first name of the applicant, BA Dance

*Subject to change without notification

IMPORTANT: Payment can only be assigned if the correct reference is stated!

A semester tuition in the amount of 280.50 EUR must be paid as of the semester in which the student turns 21 years of age. All other students in the BA Dance Programme pay a semester tuition fee of 233.70 EUR (subject to change).

Further information and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Semester Dates

Semester starts on:

  • 01 August 2021

"Welcome back workshop" (voluntary):

  • 30 August - 04 September 2021 (BAT 1)

  • 30 August - 10 September 2021 (BAT 2 und BAT 3)

Orientation Week:

  • 06 - 10 September 2021 (BAT 1)

Lectures start on:

  • 13 September 2021

Semester Holidays:

  • 17 - 31 October 2021

  • 18 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

  • 12 - 27 February 2022

Lectures end on:

  • 28 February 2022

Semester ends on:

  • 28 February 2022

Semester starts on:

  • 01 March 2022

Lectures start on:

  • 01 March 2022

Semester Holidays:

  • 15 - 24 April 2022
  • 27 May 2022

Lectures end on:

  • 16 July 2022

Semester ends on:

  • 31 July 2022