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Frankfurt HS Deep Dive into Dance Festival

February 29 - March 3, 2024

Booking Closed

Booking is closed but there are a few spaces available.

Please contact Event Manager Helen Abbott directly to be added to the list

Artistic Information

Deep Dive Festivals

Deep Dives are 2-3 day opportunities for educators and HS aged learners to delve deeply into a particular, focussed area of performance. Led by experts and often in collaboration with specialist organisations these experiences will offer new insights, and a deeper understanding of key areas of interest. Pre-DP and DP learners will benefit from exposure to and experimentation with specific practices, practitioners, theories and approaches that will be useful and practical additions to their artist toolkits.



Global Challenge and Area of learning
Tuning in: Tuning into our environments, our world and beyond

Cultural Experience
On Day 2 there will be a variety of cultural injections, all intended to help the artists to immerse themselves in the environment, the art work and the location. Some of the exhibits/programs are not listed yet, but here are the places we will visit. All through the lens of ‘The Forbidden Door’:
Städel Museum
Schirn Kunsthalle
There will be further inspiration involving a short evening/night walk in the surrounding Taunus forest.

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Important Information

Venue address

Frankfurt International School
An der Waldlust 15 Oberursel, 61440 Germany

Venue Website

The event starts at 4:00 pm on Thursday 29th Feb 2024
The event ends at 1:30 pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024

Event Manager
Helen Abbott

Registration opens on 24th April 2023.

All information must be submitted by 7th December 2023. Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed.

A late registration fee of GBP £200 will be charged for registrations not complete by this date.

Please see this document for the information required to complete registration.

Booking and registration processes for festivals

Participants should arrive at the host school for registration by 3:30 pm on Thursday 29th Feb 2024

Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 1:30 pm on Sunday 3rd March 2024

Please arrange travel accordingly.


Waitlist procedures

Once the maximum number of bookings has been reached the event will display “Waitlist“.
If this happens please email the Event Manager for the festival (listed under Important information on the event webpage) and ask to be added to the waiting list. Please provide the number of students and teachers you wish to reserve in your email.

Financial Information

Registration Fees

Student Learners
Members: GBP £320
Non members: GBP £370
Host organisation: GBP £270 for the first 15 students and GBP £320 for each thereafter.

Educator Chaperones
Member: GBP £85
Non member: GBP £105

*Registration fees include ISTA t-shirt for all participants

All participants:
Cultural Experience: GBP £15

For non local participants (as needed)
Local Transportation (if staying at hotel): GBP £10
Airport/Train Station Pick-up/Drop off: GBP £10

Total cost per student learner
Local member: GBP £335
Non local member: GBP £355
Local non member: GBP £385
Non local, non member: GBP £405

Total cost per educator/chaperone
Local member: GBP £100
Non local member: GBP £120
Local non member: GBP £120
Non local, non member: GBP: £140

Please note

– Once you have submitted a booking form, you will receive a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit invoice for 50% of the registration fees for the number of students you have booked.

– Your place at the event will only be confirmed if we receive payment of your deposit within 21 days.

– You will be invoiced for the remaining 50% of registration fees and any applicable surcharges upon completion of the registration form.

– The remaining registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed. By then you should have submitted your registration form.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.


Travel and visas

All participants will arrive into Frankfurt Airport / Train station.

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.


Home Stay model

For adult educators/chaperones:
Parkhotel am Taunus
Hohemarkstraße 168
61440 Oberursel
Hotel website

Tel: +49 6171 9200

Single rooms should be booked for 3 nights from Thursday 29th Feb 2024

Daily rate for single room (inc. breakfast and taxes)
Single rooms – EUR 105.00 on weekdays and EUR 90.00 on weekends per night/room including buffet breakfast

For student learners

Learners will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.

Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from Thursday 29th Feb 2024


For adult chaperones
Please ensure you book breakfast at the hotel.

For Home-Stay
Breakfasts will be provided by host families.

Lunch will be provided daily at the host school/venue.

Evening meals will be provided at the host school/venue.

If a social meal is to be part of the festival schedule for adult chaperones and ISTA artists this is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 29 February at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 03 March at 13:30
(Local Time)


Frankfurt International School
15 An Der Waldlust
Oberursel 61440

School website


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