Standard & Latin Ballroom Classes for Beginners and Advanced Dancers at the Age 15-19.


Regular Courses for Beginners

  • Language of instruction: German (with help in English, if necessary).

One week before regular courses start, you are invited to enjoy a trial lesson.

Intensive Courses for Beginners (*)

Should you have missed the regular courses’ start, you can catch up with this intensive course starting in January. Please note that each lesson in this course lasts 90 minutes.

One week before this course starts, you are invited to enjoy a trial lesson.

Advanced Silver-, Gold-, Gold Star-, and Elmayer Cercle-Level

Sunday Night Dancing

Each Sunday you can train your skills by dancing without instruction and meeting with lots of youth from all our youth courses. You dance freely, but if you have questions you can always ask a teacher or trainer to help you.

Missed a class? On holidays?

If you have missed classes, you are eligible for one free private lesson (“Nachlernstunde”) to catch up with the rest of the class. Please register for this private lesson through our contact-form.

If this school is the Vatican of Vienna’s national religion of waltz, then Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer is its pope.

The Washington Post, March 2004


For a successful registration, please bring two passport photos and have the following data ready: Your name, your birthday, your address, your e-mail-address, your telephone number, your school’s name and address, weekday and time you want to take classes. (Since a lot of our courses are sold out very fast, please think of one or two alternatives to your chosen day/time! Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Dress Code

There is a strict dress code at Elmayer Dance School!

  • Shoes must have leather soles!
  • Ladies: Blouse/skirt or trouser suit.
  • Gentlemen: Suit/tie.

We reserve the right to refuse entrance for people not adaequately dressed.


  • Dances: Viennese Waltz, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Polka, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Boogie Woogie, Jive, and Paso Doble.
  • Etiquette: General etiquette and manners, especially: establish contact, greeting, introduction, table manners, dress codes, and dozens of standard situations.