Webinars and Networking Sessions

All dancers registered within DIS-TANZ-START will receive invitations and information on how to participate in the webinars via e-mail.

We recommend setting up a profile on the community platform Lounjee. All events and networking sessions will be held there online in the DIS-TANZ-START group. Videos/audios and additional information are also available there.

The webinars / panel talks will be held in English. The Networking Sessions will be held in German or English. Changes in the programme are possible.

Events in 2021/22

  • Monday February 7th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | Kick-Off

    Monday February 7th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | Kick-Off

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Career Orientation & Development

    Let's kick-off your dance career! In our opening event, we will introduce you to our funding programme DIS-TANZ-START & DIS-TANZEN SOLO, the whole project team and important partners. You will learn about our qualification programme and will get the chance to ask any the questions you might have. Become acquainted with our digital platform Lounjee and find out how you can use its many tools to connect and exchange with our community!

    With: Project Team, Representatives of the German Dance Association Board and Partners

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df862f905af6071c15a292

     

  • Monday February 21st 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Navigate through the Dance Landscape in Germany

    Monday February 21st 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Navigate through the Dance Landscape in Germany

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Career Orientation & Development

    In this event, we will take you on a hike through the diverse German dance landscape. Let's explore the different career paths as a dancer – the main roads and trails between permanent employment and freelancing/ self-employment! Find out about established theatres and the independent dance scene. Learn about their similarities and differences regarding career entry and working conditions.

    With: Nina Hümpel, Michael Freundt

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df8dbf905af6071c15a298

     

  • Monday March 21st 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Develop Your Personal & Dance Career

    Monday March 21st 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Develop Your Personal & Dance Career

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Career Orientation & Development

    You want to work as a professional dancer? Don’t wait for your dance career to happen to you! Take a proactive and intentional approach to build a career that aligns with YOUR values and goals. What does it mean to be a successful dancer nowadays? How do experts in dance define “real” success? How does dance culture influence the dance career and how the dancers perceive themselves and others?  Build an awareness of the behaviours and attitudes that may be holding you back from achieving your dreams and identify those ressources which help you succeed.

    With: Natalie Wagner (Dancer, Choreographer, Mentor, designated Directress of Tanzcompagnie Landesbühnen Sachsen)

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df9b33905af6071c15a309/about

     

  • Monday March 28th | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand the German Repertoire Theatre

    Monday March 28th | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand the German Repertoire Theatre

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Career Orientation & Development

    Contrary to other countries, a lot of regionally established and publicly funded theatres produce year-round performances with their own multi-discipline ensembles for a broad audience. For dancers it offers permanent positions in dance and ballet companies. Which chances does this system have to develop one´s career and what challenges are dancers confronted with in this environment? Let us take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the structures and ways to work within the German repertoire or ensemble theatre.

    With: Waltraut Körver

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df90a9d66f94498b39d787

     

  • Monday April 4th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Do your Taxes in Germany

    Monday April 4th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Do your Taxes in Germany

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Working Conditions

    Taxes –one of those things that many often dread! German bureaucracy can be particularly demanding, especially for non-German speaking people. In this event, we will give you a short introduction into this unpopular, yet very important subject. Find out about the difference between being employed and working as freelancer, which receipts to keep for your tax declaration to save money or how to write a proper invoice and much more.

    With: Jana Vierheilig

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df977cd66f94498b39d799

     

  • Monday April 25th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand the Social Security System in Germany

    Monday April 25th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand the Social Security System in Germany

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Working Conditions

    The corona crisis has painfully demonstrated how important it is to understand the social security system in Germany, especially for artists with their often temporary, irregular and hybrid activities. This event will help you to get a first overview. Who is entitled to social security protection? How can you bridge gaps between jobs? What is the artists’ social security fund (KSK) and how do you get in? Who benefits from retirement insurance by the ‚Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen‘?

    With: Jens Schoenenberg

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df998873b0333fcc37709e

     

  • Monday May 9th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand & Negotiate Contracts

    Monday May 9th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Understand & Negotiate Contracts

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Working Conditions

    Curious about contracts? Are you unsure about your rights and obligations as an employee? Wondering if the last performance fee you were offered is fair?  Learn about the different types of contracts and contract must-haves. Find out how to negotiate a contract successfully and where to find help if you have problems.

    With: Thomas Hörath

    Anmeldung:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df937573b0333fcc377032

     

  • Monday May 23rd 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Present Yourself without Pandering: Self-Marketing for Creatives

    Monday May 23rd 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to … Present Yourself without Pandering: Self-Marketing for Creatives

    Online via Lounjee
    Talk | Q&A | Networking
    #Career Orientation & Development

    No one in the art world is exempt from the task of building an audience and promoting oneself as an artist. Together with Alina Gause, we will take a holistic approach to self-marketing that combines a focus on your personality as an artist with the special laws of the artist's profession and artistic markets. Learn about her concepts of „The Three Personality Parts of Creative People“ and the „Vicious Circle and Angelic ladder of Self-Marketing“. They will give you the chance to develop a basic mindset that allows you to find your very own mode of promoting yourself.

    With: Alina Gause

    Register here:
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61df9dd2905af6071c15a30c

     

  • Monday May 30th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET| How to… Respect Your Body: Nutrition

    Monday May 30th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET| How to… Respect Your Body: Nutrition

  • Monday June 13th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to… Build Resiliency into Your Dance Career

    Monday June 13th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | How to… Build Resiliency into Your Dance Career

    Online via Lounjee 
    Talk | Q&A | Networking 
    # Health 

    We live in a time of growing uncertainty. The last two years have tested us all in our resilience, especially dancers have been heavily impacted. Yet, dealing with uncertainty, navigating success and adversity is deeply ingrained within the professional dance career. On certain days, dancers may feel joyful and light, while other days may feel frustrating and heavy. A dancer’s body, mind, and artistry are constantly challenged (not only) in dance classes and on stage. In this event, you will learn about personal attitudes and mental practices that can help you build resilience and cope more effectively with artistic highs and lows. 

    With Dr Lucie Clements (dance psychologist)

    Register here: 
    https://dis-tanz-start.app.lounjee.com/dashboard/events/61dfa0d9d66f94498b39d813 

  • Monday June 27th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | Keep on Moving! Closing Event Season 21/22

    Monday June 27th 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET | Keep on Moving! Closing Event Season 21/22