Registered Asssociation

In 1991, Elementary Dance e.V. was founded at Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln by students, graduates, lecturers as well as the successor of Maja Lex, Graziela Padilla,  developping out of the major subject Elementary Dance. Meanwhile, due to many engaged members, the founding team has become a big, lively registered association, which in 2015 was appointed Intangible Cultural Heritage under the title of Modern Dance – Forms of Style and Teaching Traditions by the German UNESCO Commission.

It is the aim of the registered association to firmly fix Elementary Dance in its tradition, to carry on with its valuable artistic and pedagogic conception, and to further establish it. Its purpose is the cultivation and fostering of the artistic-pedagogic idea, to keep on developping and spreading it.

The registered association comprises three main areas of activities: the pedagogic, the choreographic and the scientific work. Out of those, conferences, workshops, regular classes and courses and publications are initiated.


Krystyna Obermaier

Hye-Ryeng Berger-Lee

Rita Molzberger

Irina Selitser

Dr Kati Burchart


Julia March

Sabine Odenthal

Patrick Streicher

Prof. Dr. Michael Obermaier


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Club  Memberships of:

Landessportbund NRW 
Turnverband Köln 1876 e.V.
Stadtsportbund Köln 
Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung
Aktion Tanz- Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. 

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Moderner Tanz – Stilformen und Vermittlungstraditionen der Rhythmus- und Ausdruckstanzbewegung