If you are visiting Vienna and staying for just a while, we recommend private tuition as these lessons do not have a fixed schedule and can be booked individually. Contact us to book in advance or ask at the reception of your hotel to book a lesson for you!
If you live in Vienna or if you are staying longer, have a look at our list of all dance classes we offer.
A good part of modern day Viennese culture is etiquette and manners. Meet the expert on this topic, best-selling author and internationally reknown Professor Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer, in one of his seminars on International Business Etiquette or book a tailor-made seminar for your company.
The page etiquette and manners offers information about Professor Elmayer, his seminars, and the topic in general.
Experience pure Austrian culture at one of the many traditional balls at the Hofburg Vienna or other prestigious locations. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful balls, including our own, the Elmayer Kränzchen.
Elmayer Dance School was founded by a former officer of the Austrian Imperial Army Willy Elmayer von Vestenbrugg in 1919. Ever since Elmayer Dance School is situated in the rooms of the former horse stables in the Pallavicini Palace next to the stables of the Spanish Riding School–home of the famous white stallions–in the heart of Vienna.
During the “Golden Twenties” Elmayer rapidly convinced the Viennese of the outstanding quality and cultural value of his unique program that remains the basis of the success of this extraordinary institution until today. Unperturbed by short lived trends and fashions Elmayer is combining tuition in manners and dancing based on the traditional Austrian imperial system that is carefully but continuously adapted to modern times.
Elmayer is synonymous with typical sophisticated Viennese lifestyle and education. As such the Elmayer Dance School is unique in the world today. Visitors to Vienna are welcome to enjoy the very simple and easy way in which to learn the basics of Viennese Waltz at this institution in the center of Vienna.
For the youth in and around Vienna Elmayer offers at least three years of tuition. At the end of the first year every student receives the Austrian bestseller on manners “Der Elmayer – good manners in demand”. This book was written by the grand-son of the founder of the dance school, Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer, and published in 1991. Similar books had been published by Willy Elmayer in 1956 and by Nora and Diether Schäfer-Elmayer in 1969.
The program of this first year not only contains tuition in all the social dances of the international world dance program but also role play and other schooling in manners. In addition to these courses interested students are offered various seminars in modern manners.
If you have any question do not hesitate to send us an e-mail or call us between 3pm-10pm CET at +43-1 5127197.