Dancing schools - instruction licence


Persons (companies) who intend to run a dancing school in Lower Austria require a permit in accordance with the Lower Austrian Events Act (NÖ Veranstaltungsgesetz). In institutions designated as dance schools, classes in ballroom dances (dance lessons) are given regularly and on a commercial basis.

  1. Informal application
  2. Official photo identification of the applicant or the person     authorized to represent the applicant externally
  3. (if resident abroad): proof of registration of the applicant or of the person authorized to represent
  4. (if you are not an Austrian citizen): proof of citizenship of the applicant or the person authorized to represent the company outside
  5. (if you are not an Austrian citizen): criminal record certificate of the applicant or the person authorized to represent outside the company (the document shall not be older than three month)
  6. (for foreign companies) excerpt from the commercial register or equivalent foreign document, e.g. Extract from the European Business Register - EWC - (if the organizer is a legal person or a registered partnership)
  7. Documents to prove the training and the examination as a dance teacher
  8.  Proof of a professional employment as a dance teacher of three years in a dance school (working experience of three years)

Confirmation of reception of the documents within one month (in the case of recognition of professional qualifications).

Decision on the application within four months (in the case of recognition of the professional qualification).

Administrative charges according to § 78 of the Allgemeines Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz 1991 – AVG in conjunction with § 1 of the NÖ Landes-Verwaltungsabgabenverordnung 2001 and the currently valid NÖ Landes-Verwaltungsabgabentarif – Tarif Post B II. 17.  

Fees according to the Gebührengesetz 1957 

The total amount of the costs for the procedure for issuing a permit depends on the number of documents submitted.

§ 8 NÖ Veranstaltungsgesetz

§ 8a NÖ Veranstaltungsgesetz

After presentation and examination of the documents, a ruling (Bescheid) will be issued.

The applicant or the person authorized to represent the company outside must be of legal age (the age when a person is legally considered a full adult), must have decision-making ability and must be reliable. 

The certificate of citizenship and the certificate of criminal record must be submitted certified or as a certified translation

The proof of professional experience must be submitted certified or as a certified translation

The certificates of training and examinations as a dance teacher must be submitted certified or as a certified translation. 

The following documents are valid as proof of training and examination as a dance teacher: 

Training and examination in accordance with ÖNORM D1150 or a comparable quality standard or a training certificate, for example from a member state of the European Union, as well as training certificates according to Article 3 Abs. 3 of Directive 2005/36/EG (§ 17a Abs. 1 Z 1) which correspond to Article 13 of the Directive 2005/36/EG.

There is no form. Only an informal application is required.

Teaching of traditional folk dances do not need an approbation. 

Dance lessons in dancing schools and outside of dancing schools may only be given by dance teachers. 

Dance teachers are persons who have been trained and examined in accordance with ÖNORM D1150, edition 2015-03-15, or a comparable quality standard. 

The competent authority may prescribe the completion of a six-month adaptation course or an aptitude test.

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a four weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it. 

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling. 

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.


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