Dear participants, welcome to Berlin on the occasion of the Berlin Dance Festival 2023. The first edition of this new international dancesport festival takes place at the Max-Schmeling-Arena (Falkplatz 1, 10437 Berlin).
How to get there
(Arriving by plane) to Berlin:
Between BER Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport and the official participants' hotel (City Hotel Berlin East - Landsberger Alle 203, 13055 Berlin) we do offer a bus shuttle service that departs from the central plaza at the airport. Please go to the long distance and shuttle bus stops – at the stops no 15 to 18 the busses depart regularly. The ride takes approx. 60-70 minutes per direction. The airport service runs between Thursday, March 30th and Monday, April 3rd.
On Sunday, April 2nd, there is a special nonstop service from the venue (Max-Schmeling-Halle) to BER Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport - departing from Max-Schmeling-Halle at approx 6:15pm and expected to arrive at the airport at 7:30pm.
At the Berlin Dance Festival's ticket shop you can book the bus shuttle services Onlineshop
Notice - at BER Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport you can reserve a time slot for access to the security control free of charge - within 72 hours before boarding the flight:
BER Runway allows you to go directly to security control in Terminal 1 using an extra entrance, therefore avoiding longer waiting times. By clicking on "Reserve now" you will leave the BER website and go to CLEAR / whyline.com Reserve now (ber.whyline.com)
To the venue…
Please take northern directions to get to Falkplatz. There are no car parkings and parking on the public streets requires a fee.
On Sunday, there will be a half-marathon race in Berlin (course). Some streets in the city centre may be closed.
Therefore we do recommend to take public transportations…
By public transportation:
There are some railway (Gesundbrunnen) and underground stations (e.g. U2 | Eberswalder Straße) in walking distance. The closest tram stop to the venue is at Eberswalder Straße: M10 gets you here from Berlin main station within a few minutes.
By bus shuttles:
At the Berlin Dance Festival's ticket shop you can purchase tickets for the shuttle service: intickz - Onlineshop. Tickets are on sale online only but until departure if there is still availability.
This venue service runs on all three competition days between the official participants' hotel (City Hotel Berlin East - Landsberger Alle 203, 13055 Berlin) and the venue (Max-Schmeling-Halle). The ride takes approx. 25 minutes per direction and each morning the first bus departs from the hotel to arrive at the venue when the doors open. Busses stop at resp. depart from Eberswalder Straße and 5-minute-walk gets you to the venue’s main entrance at Falkplatz:
At the venue
Doors open each competition day 90 minutes prior to the first competition.
When entering the arena all bags are checked. So please reduce the number of bags to a minimum. Checked bags are marked by a tag. This is for our common safety.
Inside the arena you will find several dancesport retailers and the check-in.
There are several dressing rooms, most of them are on level -1 and on the same level as the arena floor. Friday morning there are dressing rooms at hall C available and the remaining dressing rooms are accessible at 11:30am.
Please take care of your valuables and do not leave any in the dressing rooms. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any loss. There are some safe deposit boxes in the entrance area.
This is a cashless event regarding ticketing – so please tell your accompanying people to get their tickets in advance and online. The ticket shop is open 24/7 even on the competition day.
Each ticket offers the free choice of any seat at the Max-Schmeling-Arena and to see all competitions in hall C.
There will be no ticket shop at the venue. All tickets must be purchased online.
Payments are possible thru apple-pay, google-pay, creditcards (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx) as well as SEPA direct-debit and direct-pay via "Sofortüberweisung". Tickets can be purchased in our ticket shop.
The following guidelines are for your introduction to the specifics of our dancesport festival and there are some rules that apply to this venue:
Please do not grit or use wax or similar adhering powder on the dance floors.
When using spray cans please keep distance to fire and smoke detectors in the dressing rooms. And – very important: for spray cans there are special and designated trash bins!
In respecting the audience and others, please make use of regular trash bins and keep all areas clean.
Most competitions are organized interlayed, i.e. the rounds of two or three competitions are performed alternately. Please consult the screens for details and listen carefully to the announcements.
The heat drawings are not announced however displayed on the screens. Please familiarize yourself with the drawings and pay attention to compete always in the correct heat. At each floor there is a designated entrance that has to be used as the number of couples is counted there.
There are some catering options inside the arena. However, couples are allowed to take their own beverages (no glas bottles!) and reasonable snacks for their own needs into the venue.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas outside and is prohibited inside the venue complex. Animals are not allowed inside the venue.
If necessary, please cancel your registration asap at firstname.lastname@example.org We ask for your understanding that in the case of cancellation the registration fee is not refunded.
For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Info-Point or check-in in the entrance area.
We wish you a successful and pleasant stay in Berlin.