Dance your way to summer vacation!

Tanz:Fest Summer

The dance teachers from the Chris dance school in Vienna, the Tanzloft Saarland, the Tanzstern Salzburg and Vadim Garbuzov and Kathrin Menzinger will ensure your dance progress and unforgettable dance experiences in Gastein, where the perfect summer holiday awaits you.

You start in the morning with an upbeat rumba lesson, enjoy the day on the mountain and treat yourself to relaxing hours in the Alpentherme before dinner. In the evening, the next dance highlight awaits you, e.g. hot salsa rhythms at the thermal pool!


You can download the Tanz:Fest photos 2023 in the Dropbox.

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our dance teachers at a glance:

Chris Lachmuth
Chris Lachmuth
is a dance teacher, dance sport trainer, entertainer and co-organizer of Tanz:Fest Gastein
Vadim Garbuzov & Kathrin Menzinger
Vadim Garbuzov & Kathrin Menzinger
are multiple world and European champions in Latin and standard show dancing. You know them, don't you?
Benny & Anastasia Zentz
Benny & Anastasia Zentz
are an all-round dance teacher couple from Germany and at home on many surfaces.
Gerhard Bayer
Gerhard Bayer
... a lot of humor, a lot of solid dance knowledge and practical relevance are Gerhard's motto in class.
Leo Nguyen and Aline
Leo Nguyen and Aline
Leo & Aline's great passion is West Coast Swing.
Anton Betnev
Anton Betnev
... the list of his tournament successes is long and Anton is also a passionate dance sport instructor.
Linda Lachmuth
Linda Lachmuth
has been a successful ballroom dancer since she was 6 years old and teaches with a lot of commitment and charm!
Fia Sonora
Fia Sonora
provides the necessary "inner balance" at Tanz:Fest Gastein with her great passion "Yoga".
Christine and Fred Hochholdinger
Christine and Fred Hochholdinger
have dedicated themselves to Tango Argentino and pass on their knowledge with great passion.
Birgit Kohn
Birgit Kohn
loves all dances equally, is a dance teacher in training and has charmed with her sunny nature.
Helene Strizsik
Helene Strizsik
...besides Standard and Latin, Helene's world is that of Boogie.
Simeon Stoyanov
Simeon Stoyanov
Simeon inspires with his spirited, helpful manner and his French charm.
Sophie Scheil
Sophie Scheil
... as a state-certified fitness instructor, she is a whirlwind on the floor.
Georg List
Georg List
... a boogie dancer through and through.
Christoph Schmiedhofer
Christoph Schmiedhofer
... is a state-certified dance teacher and teaches with a lot of humor.
Christian Betnev
Christian Betnev
... passionate dancer and formation dance coach

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Workshop Locations

All workshops and practice units of Tanz:Fest Gastein take place in the Congress Center, the Kursaal or the Festalm in Bad Hofgastein. Newly renovated in 2021, the top modern facilities of the Congress Center (Freiraum, Lichtung, Praxis), the venerable rooms of the Kursaal and the festival location Festalm offer the perfect space for your dance classes and for the many evening events.

  • parquet floor
  • lots of daylight
  • top modern sound technology
Congress Center
Free space
Schlossalm platform
Hofgastein Hall
Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein

Tanz:Fest Highlights

The elegant Hof:Ball in the Kursaal: champagne reception, gala menu, shows of our professionals, live band, etc..
Dance workshops on the mountain
Dance workshops on the mountain
The combination of nature & dancing distinguishes the Tanz:Fest Gastein.
Latinoparty in the Alpentherme
Latinoparty in the Alpentherme
From the mountains to the Caribbean - at the Latinoparty in the Alpentherme Gastein
Kaiser Franz Tanzt
Kaiser Franz Tanzt
As in the old days...
White Night
White Night
Closing Party in the Hotel Norica

Dance:Fest Gastein FAQ's

Who can take part in Tanz:Fest Gastein?

All dance enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced dancers. There are workshops for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced.

What tickets are available? Where can I buy them?

  • All In Passes: 3 days All-In (FR-SO) and 5 days All-In (MI-SO).
  • Day passes: 1 day pass (optional), 3 day pass (FR-SO) and 5 day pass (MI-SO)
  • Hof:Ball: Dinner, Dance & Show (sales start from 1.6.2024, subject to availability)
  • Hof:Ball Dance & Show

Tickets can be purchased in person at the KTVB Bad Hofgastein or online !

How can I book my accommodation?

Book your overnight stay in one of the Tanz:Fest Gastein partner hotels. You can also conveniently book the Tanz:Fest as a "package":

3 day package

5 day package

How do I get my Tanz:Fest documents and the Tanz:Fest ribbon?

You will receive the Tanz:Fest Band, the brochure and the tickets for the Hof:Ball at the Tanz:Fest Info Desk in the Congress Center. Please take your booking confirmation (e-mail) with you! The Tanz:Fest Band gives you access to all workshops and events included in your dance pass.

Where can I find the workshop timetable?

In the brochure that you will receive at your "Check In" at the Tanz:Fest Info Desk or online.

Which workshops can I attend with my ticket?

You can attend all workshops that take place on the day on which your ticket is valid. You do not need to register for a workshop in advance.

What workshop levels are there? What are the requirements?

B = Beginner: No knowledge available/required

I = Intermediate: Basic knowledge (basics, basic steps and basic figures) in the respective dance is available.

A = Advanced: Knowledge of approx. one year of dance experience in the respective dance

dance are available. The most common figures and steps should be able to be danced "on call".

Where do the workshops take place?

The workshops take place in three different locations in the center of Bad Hofgastein: The Congress Center (Freiraum, Lichtung, Forum, Praxis), the Kursaal (Kursaal, Hofgasteinersaal) and the Festalm Gastein. To get from one location to the next, you have to go outside. Please take normal street shoes with you when changing locations! You will find a map in your Tanz:Fest brochure.

Where do the workshops take place on the mountain? Do they take place in all weathers?

The workshops on the mountain take place on the yoga platform on the Schlossalm (Schlossalmbahn mountain station). Meeting point 9.00 am at the Schlossalmbahn valley station. You will receive your ticket for the ascent and descent at the ticket office (ticket included in the All-In Pass, otherwise please pay directly at the ticket office or buy online ).

The workshop will only take place if it is not raining. If the workshop is canceled, there will be a post on and in the Facebook community by 8.30 am .

After the workshop, there will be an opportunity to have lunch together at the Kleine Scharte mountain restaurant. To reserve enough seats, please let the Tanz:Fest Info Desk know by the evening before.

Is it possible to film the workshop content for your own use?

At the end of each workshop you have the opportunity to film the lesson content (step sequences, figures). Please note that recordings of any kind (sound, video) are only permitted during the time defined by the dance teacher. Publication of the recordings is NOT permitted!

Do I need a dance partner?

Most workshops teach couple dances. A dance partner is of course not absolutely necessary, but it makes sense to have a dance partner. Of course, anyone can dance together - whether man/woman, woman/woman or man/man. Nowadays we talk about followers and leaders anyway.

I don't have a dance partner - are there cab dancers?

There are no cab dancers.

To find a dance partner, you are welcome to use our Facebook community. Write your ad under the post "Dance partner wanted".

You are welcome to give us your contact details, which we will pass on when we receive requests for dance partners.

When and where do the evening events take place?

White Night at the Festalm: Start 7.30 pm in the Festalm Gastein. The motto of the evening is "Gastein in white"

Kaiser Franz Tanzt: from 19:30 at the Kaiser Franz Platz (bad weather Kursaal)

Latin Pool Party: from 16.00 hrs warm up with DJ ThePatrick, 18.00 hrs workshop, 19.00 hrs Latino Pool Party, Alpentherme Gastein

Hof:Ball Dinner, Dance & Show: from 6.30 pm, Kursaal Bad Hofgastein

Hof:Ball Dance& Show: from 8.00 pm, Kursaal Bad Hofgastein

Farewell Cocktail: for all those who want to round off the Tanz:Fest Gastein with a cozy drink. Location to be announced.

Can I have dinner at the evening events?

At every evening event there is the possibility to have at least a snack. If you have booked dinner at your hotel and are eating out, don't forget to let reception know to cancel your dinner.

Do I have to register for the side events (guided hike, forest bathing)?

Please register for the side events at the Tanz:Fest Info Desk by . All important information about the side events is also available at the Info:Desk. Participation is free with the Tanz:Fest Band.

What is the dress code?


in the hall: sporty or casual, the way you prefer to come to dance lessons.

on the mountain: Warm clothing and sturdy shoes or sneakers (no dance shoes!)



White Night in the Festalm: White is the color of the evening

Kaiser Franz Tanzt: no dress code

Latin Pool Party at the Alpentherme: swimwear and/or beachwear

Hof:Ball 2023: Evening wear, suit, cocktail dress (no access with street clothes)

Are drinks available at the workshop locations?

You can buy drinks at the workshop locations or, of course, bring your own. You can also fill up your own drinks bottle with tap water.

Partner Hotels Tanz:Fest Gastein

In Gastein everyone can find the right accommodation according to their wishes. From a stylish hotel to an exclusive apartment, there is something for everyone. Together with our partner hotels, we have put together two different offers for your stay at the Tanz:Fest: a 3- or 5-day package. We look forward to seeing you!

Wellness & regeneration offers at the Alpentherme Gastein

Whole-body cold therapy at -110° C
Special offer for participants Tanz:Fest

€ 40.00 (instead of € 47.70)

Duration approx. 10 minutes, of which approx. 4 minutes in the cold chamber

Maximum results thanks to increased performance and shorter regeneration times.

  • Increased performance through improved metabolic function
  • Accelerated muscle recovery
  • Improved joint function
  • Increased endorphin release
  • Anti-oedematous effect
  • Increased blood circulation and therefore improved regeneration

Bookable Wed-Fri until 4.30 pm

Appointments: +43 6432 8293 200

Relaxing hydrojet massage

€ 15,90

Duration: 15 min.

You lie in loose clothing on a rubber mat on a warm waterbed. The hydrojet massage relieves tension and loosens the muscles. It also stimulates the circulation and increases the metabolism.

Bookable Wed-Fri until 4.30 pm

Appointments: +43 6432 8293 200

Mann in der Thermalwasserwanne
Radon thermal taster bath

€ 14,10 (price with Gastein Card)

approx. 20 min. + approx. 20 min. relaxation time

To get to know the healing effects of Gastein's famous thermal water (a visit to the doctor is not necessary for a one-off trial treatment). The natural warmth and ingredients have a beneficial effect on muscles and joints and are therefore perfect for quick regeneration and relaxation.

Appointments: +43 6432 8293 200

Weitere Informationen zum Event und zur Ticketbuchung

Kur- und Tourismusverband Bad Hofgastein
open today

The office is located in the center of Bad Hofgastein.

Tauernplatz 1,
5630 Bad Hofgastein
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