Provision of dance lessons (dance teacher licence) - notification

German version

General information

Municipal Department 36 must be notified of the provision of dance lessons for profit (dance teacher licence) in a legally effective way.

The dance teacher licence grants the right to publicly announce and provide professional ballroom dance lessons, etiquette training, hold practice nights ("Perfektion") and use the term "Tanzschule" (dance school) in the company name and as a description of the place of business.

Requirements

  • Assessment of the suitability of the premises
  • Austrian citizenship or citizenship of an EU Member State or EEA country
  • Successful dance teacher examination level II (certified dance master)

Deadlines

The notification must be submitted to the competent authority no later than four weeks before the provision of dance lessons starts.

Contact

Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of Events (MA 36)
Dezernat K (German)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 75
Phone: +43 1 4000-36352
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-36310
E-Mail: post@ma36.wien.gv.at

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 12 noon and by appointment. Opening hours on Good Friday, Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year's Eve (31 December) from 8 am to 12 noon; closed on public holidays.

Documents required

If the notification is made by an individual, or a sole trader

  • Premises: Assessment of the suitability of the premises
  • Person seeking to establish the dance school:
    • Valid official photo documentation or valid travel document for EU citizens
    • Birth certificate
    • Residence registration certificate
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • Current police clearance certificate (German)
    • Certificate of completion of compulsory schooling
    • Documentation proving at least three years of work experience as a dance teacher in one or more commercially operated dance schools
    • Certificate showing the successful completion of the dance teacher examination as per Art 2 of the Ordinance of the Vienna Provincial Government Concerning the Requirements for Admission to the Dance Teacher Examination, the Determination of the Subject Matter of the Examination and the Format of the Examination (1997 Vienna Dance Teacher Examination Ordinance, Provincial Law Gazette no. 37/2000 as amended)
  • Authorised representatives: Power of authority

If the notification is made by a legal person, a partnership or another legal entity

  • Associations: Extract from the register of associations (no older than six months) (German)
  • Legal person: Extract from the company register (no older than six months) (German)
  • Partnership: Prima facie evidence of the formation of a partnership agreement
  • Premises: Assessment of the suitability of the premises
  • Managing director:
    • Valid official photo documentation or valid travel document for EU citizens
    • Birth certificate
    • Residence registration certificate
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • Current police clearance certificate (German)
    • Certificate of completion of compulsory schooling
    • Documentation proving at least three years of relevant work experience in one or more commercially operated dance schools
    • Certificate showing the successful completion of the dance teacher examination as per Art 2 of the Ordinance of the Vienna Provincial Government Concerning the Requirements for Admission to the Dance Teacher Examination, the Determination of the Subject Matter of the Examination and the Format of the Examination (1997 Vienna Dance Teacher Examination Ordinance, Provincial Law Gazette no. 37/2000 as amended)
  • Persons appointed as representatives, persons with significant influence on the business operations:
    • Valid official photo documentation or valid travel document for EU citizens
    • Birth certificate
    • Residence registration certificate
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • Current police clearance certificate (German)
  • Authorised representatives Power of authority

Fees

The fees are due after the procedure has been concluded and amount to:

  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for notification of the provision of dance lessons or notification of the appointment of a managing director
  • Federal fee per page of attachment: EUR 3.90

Billing and payment (German)
For any questions regarding payment, please contact: Municipal Department 6 - Accounting Department 40 (German).

Form

Online notification: Provision of dance lessons (dance teacher licence) (German)

Further information

Dance teacher examination - application

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