Young Talents Programme (School Years 7 to 10)


The 7th to 10th school years are referred to as our Young Talents Programme. The students in the Young Talents Programme are members of the Palucca University of Dance Dresden and at the same time students at the integrated Secondary School. The Programme is carried out as a part-time study programme parallel to the secondary school education. It is the preparation for admission into the BA Dance Programme. Students from the Orientation Classes are accepted in the Young Talents Programme starting in the 7th year. External applicants have the possibility of admissions after passing the aptitude test and a successful audition. 

    • Ballet
    • Dance/Technique/Improvisation
    • Modern Dance
    • Improvisation
    • Folk Dance
    • Performance Practice
    Ballet incl. On Pointe/Jumps11111111
    Folk Dance/Character Dance1---
    Contemporary/Modern Dance--56
    Pas de Deux/Partnering---2



    • Rich fantasy in movement, joy in dancing, talent for acting
    • Above-average flexibility and an athletic physical build
    • Pronounced musicality
    • Previous experience in dance corresponding to the demanded level for the respective class
    • International applicants: good command of the German language (evidenced by a language certificate)

    These prerequisites will be assessed during admissions procedures (aptitude test and audition).  

    The application deadline for the personal participation in the apitude test: 16 December 2022


    For this, the completed application form together with the required documents, proof of having paid the application fee, and the respective video link must be sent to Office of Student Affairs before the application deadline.

    When sending the video link, please observe the following:

    • The link must show the applicant’s skills in ballet, contemporary/modern dance and, for applicants in the 8th school year or higher, improvisation as well.
    • The assessment standard is the dancing performance level in the corresponding Young Talents Classes.
    • The video should not be longer than a total of 20 minutes.
    • Video applications can only be considered as aptitude tests. After a successful aptitude test, an audition is held as a rule during a trial week.

    The application for admission requires a written application (for admission). This must have been received by postal mail or email in the Office of Student Affairs by the application deadline as set for the respective study year. The application must include:

    • Tabular resume (CV) with photo (see sample under the section “Forms”)
    • Copy of the most recent general education school certificate or information regarding the last half-year
    • Proof of payment of the application fee
    • At the latest by enrolment:
      • Submission of a doctor’s certificate confirming the particular endurance in regard to a dance study programme*
      • Proof of German language skills by means of a language certificate, at least level A2*

    The following requirements must be observed:

    • Email applications are to be compiled in a PDF-summary file and should not exceed a file size of 3 MB.
    • Applicants who apply over the postal mail system, please refrain from using an application portfolio.
    • Please do not send any original documents.
    • Submitted documents cannot be returned.

    Pursuant to Sec. 19 (2) of the law regulating the autonomy of the universities in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG), admission to the Young Talents Classes requires that the applicants have special artistic talents, which are assessed during the admissions procedures.

    * Foreign applicants need to submit a certified English or German translation of their CV, certificates and medical certificate   

      Aptitude Tests

      Place: Palucca University of Dance Dresden

      • 17 September 2022 
      • 19 November 2022
      • 14 January 2023 

      Place: Palucca University of Dance Dresden

      • 11 and 12 February 2023 

      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. A copy of the receipt showing payment (e. g., copy of a transfer voucher) is to be included with the application documentation.

      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

      BIC: MARK DEF1 860

      Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank

      Reference: 7040.00602-1, Family name, first name of the applicant, N-Class

      *Subject to change without notification

      Semester tuition in the amount of 223.70 EUR is to be paid.

      For the first degree study in the Young Talents Programme, there is no tuition fee.

      For enrolments or re-matriculation after the enrolment or re-matriculation deadline, a fee of 25.00 EUR will be charged (Sections 3 (1) and 5 (1) of the Fees and Compensation Regulations at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden).

      Semester Dates

      Semester starts on:

      • 01 August 2021

      "Back in Shape" (voluntary):

      • 30 August - 04 September 2021

      Orientation Day:

      • 06 September 2021

      School starts on:

      • 06 September 2021

      School Holidays:

      • 17 - 31 October 2021
      • 18 December 2021 - 02 January 2022 (subject to the performances of "Nutcracker" and "Hansel and Gretel")
      • 12 - 27 February 2022

      School ends on:

      • 28 February 2022

      Semester ends on:

      • 28 February 2022

      Semester starts on:

      • 01 March 2022

      School starts on:

      • 01 March 2022

      School Holidays:

      • 15 - 24 April 2022
      • 27 May 2022

      School ends on:

      • 16 July 2022

      Semester ends on:

      • 31 July 2022