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. 

In particular, creations by well-known choregraphers such as Stephen Thoss, Andras Heise, Michael Tucker, and our internal artistic members of staff give our students the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of ways and to find their own style. The opportunitz to dance with the Semperoper Ballett and to take part in guest performances allows our Young Talent Classes to experiecen how the dance world operates. International teachers and guest lecturers also help the students to gain experience and make contacts.


    • 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

    Semester Dates

    Semester starts on:

    • 01 August 2021

    School starts on:

    • 28 August 2022

    "Welcome Back Workshop" (voluntary for all N4 guests):

    • 29 August to 2 September 2022

      School holidays:

      • 17 to 31 October 2022
      • 22 December 2022 - 2 January 2023 (subject to the performances of "The Nutcracker")
      • 13 - 24 February 2023

      School / semester ends on:

      • 28 February 2023

      Semester / school starts on

      • 1 March 2023

      School holidays:

      • 7 to 14 April 2023
      • 19 May 2023

      School ends on:

      • 7 July 2023

      Semester ends on:

      • 31 July 2023

      Contact Office of Student Affairs

      Telefon: +49 (0)351 25906-20, -21, -75

      E-Mail: studentenbuero(at)