The Master Programme Dance Teacher is directed towards professional dancers and dance teachers seeking to further their skills as dance teachers, ballet masters/rehearsal directors working in professional training institutions, community dance or in dance companies and theatres. The specialisation "Dance Teacher for Community Dance" offers an opportunity for candidates without a professional dance career if an equivalent aptitude is proven*. The Programmes are offered on-campus (full-time study) and as a work-study programme (part-time study).

Students opt for a focus in Ballet or Contemporary/Modern Dance and a specialisation as Ballet Master/Rehearsal Director, Dance Teacher in professional training or in Community Dance. The Master Dance Teacher is an interdisciplinary course and the subjects include dance, dance history, dance medicine, psychology, pedagogy and teaching practice, assistant teaching and composition.

Unique the opportunity, with a student population of around 150 dancers from age 10 to 20, to work and explore processes with the dancers in training at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden who are fluent in ballet, contemporary and improvisation.  A crosspollination between the Teacher Training and the Choreography Programme is emphasised in the profile of the University. Due to a multitude of partnerships, the Palucca University of Dance part of a large artistic network both in and outside the region.

Students choose one of the following focuses:

  • Ballet


  • Contemporary/Modern Dance

Students choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Ballet Master/Rehearsal Director
    Three years of experience as a Dancer in a Company*
    or as Ballet Master/Training Director/Rehearsal Director*
  • Dance Teacher for professional training
    Three years  of experience as a Dancer in a Company*
    or five years as a Dance Teacher*

* according to the chosen focus

On-Campus ProgrammeWork-study Programme
2-year full-time course in German language3-year part-time course in English language

120 ECTS are acquired in both programmes.

Modules (in German only)

Curriculum MA Dance Teacher On-Campus Programme

Curriculum MA Dance Teacher Work-Study Programme

Winter semester: 01 August to 28 February

Summer semester: 01 March to 31 July


Winter Semester 2021/2022

Semester starts on:

  • 01 August 2021

Lectures start on:

  • 23 August 2021 (MADT 1)
  • 26 August 2021 (MADT 2)
  • 02 September 2021 (MADT 3)

Orientation Day:

  • 02 September 2021 (MADT 1)

Semester Holidays:

  • 14 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

Lectures end on:

  • 26 February 2022

Semester ends on:

  • 28 February 2022


Summer Semester 2022

Semester starts on:

  • 01 March 2022

Lectures start on:

  • 01 March 2022

Semester Holidays:

  • 29 March - 16 April 2022

Lectures end on:

  • 06 June 2022

Semester ends on:

  • 31 July 2022