Photos: Konrad Hirsch


Palucca University


Photo: Bernadette Mergaerts

The Palucca University is located in Dresden’s Strehlen district, adjacent to the Grosser Garten, a large city park. As of April 2007, the university campus comprises the main building on Basteiplatz, two villas at Tiergartenstrasse 78 and 80 and a modern building; the campus houses the secondary school, dance studios, the boarding school, library, physiotherapy centre and offices. Large areas of glass give the modern architecture transparency and open it up to nature in its leafy surroundings, contributing to the university’s artistic climate. The concept reinforces our understanding of developing dance as an interdisciplinary art form.
You can explore the campus with our virtual campus tour.

Main building

The main building houses the secondary school, the offices including the rector’s office, the cafeteria, the fitness room, the costume department and two dance studios. The cafeteria is on the ground floor, which also has a garden terrace. The fitness room is open to our school and university students; it is equipped with modern training apparatus for regular holistic muscle training. Costumes, props and stage shoes for the entire university repertoire are tailored and stored in our own costume and tailoring department.

Villa Tiergartenstraße 78

The two-story villa contains offices and seminar rooms where dance theory and music are taught.

Villa Tiergartenstraße 80

This villa accommodates the library and archive as well as some theory rooms. Internet-enabled computer workstations are available to the students. Material relating to the history of the Palucca University of Dance is stored here in the university archive.

New building

The new building of the Palucca University was inaugurated in 2007; it contains nine dance studios. The two largest studios can be combined to form a theatre and used as a performance venue. The new building also houses an audio-visual studio with modern digital image and sound production technology. The Palucca University boarding school provides 75 places in 25 three-bed rooms. Each room accommodates two or three students and has an ensuite bathroom with toilet, washbasin and shower. A physiotherapy centre for prophylactic and rehabilitation treatment is also located in this building. A special tub is available for underwater jet massage.