The initiative group on dance promotion emerged from the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) in 2012. The dialogue on the development of dance in Germany was consolidated in regular meetings of the group. The aim of the exchange of information and experience was to analyse the status quo, develop concrete funding needs and expand dance promotion.
In their coalition agreement for the 18th legislative period, the CDU/CSU and the SPD stated:
“Federal government promotion of the innovative art from of dance and its international reach should be continued in dialogue with federal states and developed further as part of a modern promotion programme with lasting effects.”