Skiing, dancing, thermal baths

Tanz:Fest Gastein - Winter Edition

You will love the winter edition of Tanz:Fest Gastein. With workshops from Standard and Latin to Discofox, Swing & Lindyhop - there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand. The dance instructors from the Chris dance school in Vienna , Tanzloft Saarland by Tanzschule Zentz and Tanzstern Salzburg by Tanzschule Gerhard Bayer guarantee your dancing progress and provide unforgettable dance experiences in a breathtaking winter setting.

13 - 17 March 2024

For all those who are just as fascinated by the swing on the dance floor as they are by the swing on the ski slopes, Gastein also offers a great ski area with over 200 varied kilometers of slopes. Or are you looking for an oasis of peace after an extensive dance? The warm and healing waters of our two thermal spas will certainly contribute to the relaxation of your heavily stressed feet.

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You can expect:

  • 5 varied dance days
  • Over 50 workshops
  • Practice time
  • Reduced entrance fee to the Alpentherme Gastein
  • Evening events:
    • Get Together Party on Wednesday
    • Dance evening in the Glocknerkeller
    • Hut evening in the Angertal
    • Chassé to Apres - the dance:night in Gastein
Program booklet

Get to know new styles, expand your skills and celebrate pure joie de vivre in the Gastein Valley at the Tanz:Fest.

Our Dance Pass - Offers

5 day dance pass

Included are from Wednesday to Sunday:

All dance workshops, practice sessions, our Tanz:Fest highlights:

  • Get Together Party
  • Leisurely winter walk and hut evening in the Angertal (incl. transfer, mulled wine reception, dinner)
  • Admission to the 'Chassé to Après incl. welcome drink
  • Reduced entrance to the Alpentherme Gastein

Early bird rate 1.10.2023 - 31.1.2024:
€ 325,00


Normal price from 1.2.2024:
€ 350,00

3 day dance pass

Included are from Friday to Sunday:


All dance workshops, practice units and our Tanz:Fest highlights:

  • Leisurely winter walk and hut evening in Angertal (incl. transfer, mulled wine reception, dinner).
  • Admission to the Chassé to Aprés incl. welcome drink
  • Reduced admission to the Alpentherme Gastein

Early bird rate 1.10.2023 - 31.1.2024:
€ 240,00


Normal price from 1.2.2024:
€ 255,00

1 day dance pass

Included are all dance workshops and practice units

Price: € 120,00

Our Tanz:Fest Packages

Tanz:Fest - 3 days
  • 2 nights
  • 1 x 3 day pass Tanz:Fest
15.03.2024 - 17.03.2024
from € 450,00
per Person
Tanz:Fest - 5 days
  • 4 nights
  • 1 x 5 day pass Tanz:Fest
13.03.2024 - 17.03.2024
from € 750,00
per Person
1 - 2 packages from 2

Tanz:Fest Highlights

Chassé to Après - the dance:night in Gastein

Saturday, 16.3.2024

4 hours of the best dance music, party dances, show of our dance instructors, all styles,...from Standard & Latin, Salsa & Swing to Tango Argentino. There is something for every taste at the Tanz:Nacht in Bad Hofgastein.

Cosy winter walk and hut evening in the Angertal valley

Friday, 15.3.2024

  • Includes transfer to the Angertal
  • As a welcome there is a mulled wine reception at the hut
  • Here you can also expect a delicious dinner made from regional products.

Your dance teachers

Chris Lachmuth

is a dance teacher, dance sport trainer, entertainer and co-organizer of Tanz:Fest Gastein.

As a certified dance master and state-certified trainer for dance sports, he places particular emphasis on "good and proper dancing". The right technique makes the most beautiful hobby for two so much fun. He shares his passion and international experience with everyone in his lessons. Chris Lachmuth is also known as an entertainer & presenter on TV, not least through the dance series "Österreich tanzt" on ORF sport+.

Benny & Anastasia Zentz

Benny & Anastasia are an all-round dance instructor couple from Germany, who are at home on many surfaces. Their greatest national and international successes so far have been in Discofox. For several years they have also dedicated themselves to West Coast Swing and are now also in demand as trainers there.

Gerhard und Walli Bayer

Gerhard vom Tanzstern in Salzburg, durfte in den lateinamerikanischen Tänzen im Einzelpaar und auch in der Formation internationale Turnierluft schnuppern. Doch auch als leidenschaftliche Tanzlehrer und Social-Tänzer „entstauben“ Walli und Gerhard mit Humor, solidem Wissen und Praxisnähe das Tanzen. Denn für beide gilt „Jeder kann tanzen!“.

Mit der entsprechenden Grundtechnik, freiem Denken und dem Verständnis von „Lead and Follow“ macht Tanzen auch dir noch mehr Spaß!“

Workshop Locations

All workshops and practice sessions of Tanz:Fest Gastein Winter Edition take place at the Bad Hofgastein Congress Center.

The 2021 newly renovated and state-of-the-art facilities offer the perfect space for your dance classes.

Kongress Gastein
Kongress Gastein
The Tanz:Fest partners welcome you!

Your accommodation in Gastein

In Gastein everyone will find the right accommodation according to his/her wishes. From stylish hotels to exclusive apartments , there is something for everyone. Book your accommodation in one of the partner hotels of Tanz:Fest Gastein We look forward to seeing you!


Who can participate in Tanz:Fest Gastein?

All dance enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced. There are workshops for all levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

What tickets are available? Where can I buy them?

  • Dance Passes:
    3 day pass (FR-SO) and
    5 day pass (MI-SO)
  • Admission ticket for "Chassé to Aprés


Tickets can be purchased in person at the KTVB Bad Hofgastein or in the webshop , where you will also find information about prices and services.

How can I book my accommodation?

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

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

You will get the Tanz:Fest tape, the brochure and all info at the Tanz:Fest Info Desk in the Congress Center. Please take your booking confirmation (e-mail) with you! The Tanz:Fest Band will get you into all workshops and events included in your Dance Pass.

Where can I find the workshop schedule?

In the brochure available at your "Check In" at the Tanz:Fest Info Desk or online at

Which workshops can I attend with my ticket?

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

What are the workshop levels? What are the prerequisites?

B = Beginner: No knowledge available/required.

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

A = Advanced: Knowledge of about one year of dance experience in the respective dance is available. The most common figures and steps should be danced on "call".

Where do the workshops take place?

The workshops will all take place in the Congress Center of Kongress Gastein in Bad Hofgastein.

I'm skiing in the morning - am I missing any of the lessons?

No, because the workshops from the morning will be repeated in the afternoon!

Is there an option to film the workshop content for your own use?

At the end of each workshop you will have the opportunity to film the lesson content (step sequences, figures). Please note that recordings of any kind (sound, video) are only allowed in this time, defined by the dance instructor. A publication of the recordings is NOT allowed!

Do I need a dance partner?

Most workshops teach couple dances. A dance partner is of course not mandatory, but it is useful to have a dance partner. Of course everybody can dance with each other - no matter if man/woman, woman/woman or man/man. Today we speak of followers and leaders anyway.

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

Cab dancers are not available.

To search for 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, which we will pass on in case of requests for dance partners.

When and where will the evening events take place?

  • Get Together Party:

    Venue to be announced
  • Dance Evening at the Glocknerkeller:

    Discofox & Co at the Glocknerkeller in Bad Hofgastein from 20.00.
    Address: Eisenstein 1, 5630 Bad Hofgastein
  • Hut evening in the Angertal:
    18.00 Departure from the congress center,
    Short hike to the Angerblick
    mulled wine reception, dinner together and dance party
    approx. 22.30 Departure at the ski center Angertal.
  • Chassé to Aprés - the dance:night in Gastein:

    19.00 o'clock in the congress center Bad Hofgastein

Can I have dinner at the evening events?

At every evening event there is a possibility to eat at least snacks. If you have booked a dinner at your hotel and are eating out, do not forget to inform the reception to cancel the dinner.

Do I have to register for the hut evening?

The hut evening with mulled wine reception and dinner (traditional: Hüttenpfandl and Kasnocken) is included in the dance pass. The drinks have to be paid by yourself. If you have food intolerances, please let us know in advance!

Is there a dress code for the workshops?

The way you prefer to come to dance class, sporty or casual.

There is no dress code for the evening events!

Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes for the winter walk!

Are there drinks in the workshop locations?

Yes, there will be vending machines where you can buy drinks. You can also bring your own drink bottle and fill up this water bottle with tap water.

I want to go skiing - where can I buy the tickets?

Ski tickets are not included in the price of the Tanz:Fest.

Check the ski pass prices online and book now, then you have the chance to secure your tickets at the best price!

In winter 2023/24 there is a contingent of ski passes for each date at the online early bird price. The price depends on the season, demand and time of purchase. The rule is: the earlier you buy, the cheaper. At the ticket offices, the ski passes will continue to be offered at the fixed ticket office price.

Take advantage of the discounted ski passes within the framework of the online

early booking system

of the Gasteiner Bergbahnen.

In Kooperation mit der Tanzschule Chris