KINDERTANZT! is an in-service training course in dance education for educational professionals and teachers, in accordance with the guidelines of the Hessian Education and Training Plan for children aged 0 to 10. The program of the Crespo Foundation and the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main was conceived on an artistic-pedagogical basis by the dance pedagogue and learning and development companion Nira Priore Nouak.

Next season: fall 2024 - summer 2025
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Registration deadline 10.7.2024!

In the training course, practical and theoretical work is carried out on early childhood movement development based on various somatic practices.

  • a continuous link between theory and practice
  • the linking of artistic and pedagogical principles to movement
  • the self-experience with movement development
  • as well as sensorimotor bodywork
  • multiprofessional team
  • Advice and process support for the transfer of content

The training supports educational professionals and teachers in introducing and establishing cultural education projects and movement activities for children and young people in their respective institutions. Participants are provided with the practical tools they need to further develop their own concepts and methods. The training provides a sound understanding of early childhood movement development, age-specific anatomy and a basic knowledge of developmental processes. Participants will learn to combine principles from the art of dance and pedagogy and apply what they have learned in small practice-oriented units. The focus is on reflecting on their own practices and the content taught. KINDERTANZT! offers a new approach to dance and movement that focuses on the aesthetic experience.

for pedagogical professionals in elementary schools, daycare centers, socio-educational institutions and elementary school, as well as for people who are curious about new movement and physical experiences.


Silke Wiegand & Simona Piroddi (direction) | dancers and dance facilitators
Nira Priore Nouak (concept KINDERTANZT!) | contemporary dance pedagogue, learning and development facilitator