Newsletter Mai 2014

Transition-Brunch in the context of the Musikfestspiele Dresden

During the Musikfestspiele Dresden there will be a festival lounge at the QF-Hotel close to the Frauenkirche in Dresden. On May 25th 2014 at 10:00 am, the Stiftung TANZ will invite professional dancers and other interested individuals to come to a „Transition Brunch“. An informative lecture about the foundation’s work will take place in this context.
Sunday 25.5.2014, 10-11:00 am at the festival lounge in the QF-Hotel

Where do I start? Transition Realization Workshop

You have an idea for your career after dance? You are looking for ways to realize this idea? This workshop helps you to realize a career or business idea. Which of my skills can I use? What will the first steps I need to take in order to reach my goal be? The workshop will also offer necessary information for the transition into a new career. All freelance and employed stage dancers are welcome (as are the participants of the “Developing Visions” workshop). Subjects: making a decision and getting feedback, precisely formulating a vision and planning concrete steps, profiting from others’ experience and networking. Individual counseling is available and can be continued after the workshop is over.

Workshop directors: Katrin Kolo, Dipl. Economist, dancer, choreographer and executive consultant, founder of arts-in-business Kunst im Wirtschaftsbetrieb, co-founder of Transition-in-Dance in Munich. Heike Scharpff, project director Stiftung TANZ-Transition Center Germany, Dipl. Psychologist, theater director, co-founder Waggonhalle Marburg, drama and theater therapist.

Own share/cost: 50,- € per participant (Stiftung TANZ covers travel costs with the train (Bahncard 50/ early booking/ Bahncard 25)).

Sunday, 29.6. 2–10 pm until Mo., 30.6.2014, 10 am – 5 pm or 5.- 6.7.2014
Mousonturm Frankfurt, Waldschmidtstr. 4, Frankfurt/ Main
Registration:, (registration before 18.6.2014: only 40,- €).

Decreasing housing costs 

Wohngeld is state support as a subsidy to monthly housing costs; you can apply for these funds at the Wohngeldstelle in your place of residence. Careful: not only renters are qualified to receive the subsidy; owners can also receive it if they qualify. Three criteria are decisive:

1. How many people live in the household?
2. How high is the household’s monthly gross income?
3. How high is the monthly financial burden due to rent or ownership?

This means that Wohngeld is an individually calculated housing subsidy that varies according to location (e.g., Munich or Berlin). You receive Wohngeld for 12 months from the month in which the application is turned in. Conscripts, people who receive ALGII benefits and students who receive BaFöG are not entitled to Wohngeld.

For a single person with an income of € 800,00 € and a basic rent of € 375,00, the subsidy would be € 76,00. You can find details about this calculation at the following link of the Bundesministeriums für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur:…

Workplace: schools

Teachers are now being sought in a number of federal states; in Berlin up to 2,000 for the 2014/15 school year. These so-called weak subjects in the secondary level I and II (the subjects with the most required teachers) include sport; at the career schools for social careers: teaching and psychology. The prerequisite to become a teacher in, for example, Berlin and Brandenburg, is no longer a state examination for teaching. It is written in the current Berlin senate regulations for hiring at schools that so-called lateral entry employees, i.e. interested parties with a Diplom, Magister or MA from a technical college or university (a requirement is an appropriately in-depth study program of at least 20 semester hours or 30 ECTS), can be eligible to teach in at least one subject. If a second subject can be approved, then this can be learned in a study program in evening classes. Preparatory studies parallel to a career take 18 months in Berlin, are completed in part-time study (in Berlin usually 19 teaching hours per week and additional teaching seminar) and end with the II state examination. Your efforts are then rewarded by a recognized teaching license for schools throughout the country and German schools in foreign countries for the secondary level I and II, an unlimited employment (or even tenure depending on the federal state) and a secure income in accordance with TVÖD 12 bzw. 13. Since employing teachers is regulated by the federal states, you should inform yourself at the respective ministries for education.

For Berlin, additional information on the Berlin day on May 10th 2014:…

or at the Berlin Senate’s website :…



Your vote counts!

The Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany has a chance to win €1,000 for the foundation’s budget. We are taking part in a big donation event in the internet! With the slogan „DiBaDu und Dein Verein“, the ING-DiBa is donating €1,000 to the 1000 most popular associations and foundations. You can decide which ones will be helped with your voice! Everyone can vote three times. You can also give your three votes to one association or foundation. We would be happy if you supported us with all of your votes! So, vote right away!

Supporting Stiftung TANZ in the area of organization and PR

We would like to welcome our new employee Andrea Thomas, who has been supporting us in organization and PR at the Stiftung TANZ office.