tanz.nord is a model-building structural measure with the aim of strengthening the dance scenes in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, establishing a network of guest performances beyond central-urban areas and developing new audience structures. Selected by a jury of experts, 36 guest performances of productions from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein will take place in venues newly won for dance in cities beyond the metropolises. All performances will be prepared and followed up by an educational program in order to address and involve danceinexperienced audiences. Over a period of three years, a model project will also be carried out to anchor dance in schools in Schleswig-Holstein. One Lab per year deepens the exchange between professional dance practitioners from both federal states. Parallel to the program activities, the project team supports dance professionals in the acquisition of project funding.