Even in times of physical dis-dancing, this summer we want to move together again, to (or off) the beat of the music, forget our everyday worries, sweat together, blow off steam or simply let go. In all this, the health of our visitors, artists and staff always comes first. Therefore, we are constantly developing our prevention concepts, based on the latest official guidelines.
Please keep yourself informed through this page about the currently valid measures – thank you very much!


Concerning your arrival/departure, please observe the valid entry regulations for Austria and your country of departure. You will always find up-to-date information on entering Austria on the website of the Austrian Ministry of Health. We recommend booking your arrival/departure as well as your accommodation at rather short notice or to make sure that you can cancel your booking free of charge. At present, however, entry into Austria is already possible more or less without any problems from a large number of countries. 

Regarding workshops & research projects

Access tests

For access to the Arsenal workshop site in general and participation in the workshops and research projects (regardless of the course location), all participants & visitors aged 6 and over must be tested/vaccinated or recovered and be able to prove this with appropriate documentation/certificates. This also applies to all visitors and the collection of workshop passes prior to the course. Proof of vaccination is only valid if the vaccine is EMA-certified (currently: BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV = Johnson and Johnson) and from day 22 after vaccination. Those who have recovered are exempt from testing for 6 months with appropriate proof. Evidence of neutralising antibodies counts for 90 days from the date of testing. The result of an antigen test must not be older than 48 hours, the result of a PCR test must not be older than 72 hours (in each case from the time of sampling). Antigen self-tests are no longer valid in Vienna as of 1.7. The test result must include the name of the person tested, date and time of sample collection. The identification of the person must be able to be ensured with an identity card. We recommend the free PCR tests of the City of Vienna "Alles gurgelt". You can find more details on the free tests offered by the City of Vienna here
Participants with the relevant test result/vaccination certificate should show it to our staff when entering the workshop premises and will be admitted immediately. 

Arsenal Antigentest lane

For all participants who do not yet have a valid test result, ImPulsTanz/Wiener Tanzwochen will provide a free test lane for antigen tests in the Arsenal on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays without pre-registration. We ask that you allow enough time for the test to be carried out before the start of the course (be there at least 30 minutes before the start of the course).

Opening hours test lane: 
Sunday 18 July: 13:45–16:00 (last swab)
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 19 July–13 August: 08:45–18:00 (last swab)
Saturday 24 July: 09:30–12:45 (last swab)
Saturday 31 July: 09:00–12:15 (last swab)
Saturday 7 August: 09:15–12:30 (last swab)
Saturday 14 August:14:30–16:00 (last swab)

Example of application

To participate in a workshop or research project (Mon–Fri) or enter the Arsenal area, an antigen test is required on Monday and Wednesday as well as Friday (provided free of charge at the Arsenal before the class starts). Privately, however, a test could also be carried out on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in one of the many municipal/company testing facilities or pharmacies (max. 48 hours validity per test).
For participation in an intensive workshop or research project stretching over a weekend (Sat and Sun), an antigen test is required directly on Saturday before the start of the class (provided free of charge at the Arsenal before the start of the classes). Privately, however, you can get tested on Friday and Sunday in one of the many city/company testing facilities or pharmacies (max. 48 hours validity per test).

Shake the Break – Covid-19 Measures

In order to enable a carefree, joint course attendance, all participating children must arrive already tested for the course at Dschungel Wien. On-site testing is unfortunately no longer possible due to the current COVID regulation of the City of Vienna since 1.7. If the child feels ill and/or has COVID 19 symptoms, please do not come to the workshop.

Public Moves Covid-19 measures

Here you can find all measures for our free Public Moves courses.

Rules of conduct at your workshop/research project or at the workshop centre

Please disinfect your hands with the hand disinfectant provided when entering the grounds and before and after the classes.

Wearing a face mask or FFP-2 mask is currently no longer mandatory according to current regulations. 

There will be enough space in the large workshop halls of the Arsenal for all participants. Due to the large cubic capacity of the workshop halls, fresh air supply and the access tests will reduce a possible risk of infection through aerosols. Of course, we continue to increase the cleaning intervals of all public areas.

Please adhere to the general hygiene recommendations (keep your distance, wash your hands regularly, disinfect your hands, refrain from shaking hands and hugging, do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth and if possible sneeze or cough only into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief, which is to be disposed of immediately afterwards).

If COVID 19 symptoms are present, or if you suspect to be ill, the workshop premises may not be entered. Please also note our special cancellation policy in this regard.
Symptoms may include: Cough, fever, cold, disturbance of sense of smell and/or taste, pneumonia, sore throat, headache, pain in the limbs, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, skin rash, swelling of the lymph nodes, apathy.

Special cancellation policy regarding Covid-19

If you are unexpectedly unable to attend a workshop or a research project due to an official travel/entry ban on short notice (corresponding to official announcements), an infection or a justified suspicion of an infection with Covid-19 or any other serious illness (proven by a medical certificate), the cancellation and workshop and research project fee will be credited to you for future participations (2021-2023). The credit note can only be issued, if you inform the Workshop Office immediately after the above-mentioned conditions have occurred. If you fail to inform us immediately or if you do not attend a workshop or research project and fail to inform us, a credit note cannot be issued afterwards, even if you have a medical certificate. The decision is always at the discretion of the festival’s management. Should the festival or a particular workshop or research project have to be cancelled against expectations, the full amount of the respective workshops and research projects (including cancellation fee) will of course be refunded – pro rata for workshops and research projects that have already started. Any private expenses for the festival visit (travel costs, accommodation costs, etc.), however, cannot be reimbursed.

After the workshop/research project

If you test positive for COVID-19 or become a suspected case shortly after your workshop, please report immediately to the telephone health advice line 1450 and the ImPulsTanz Workshop Office. The health authority will decide on further action and, if necessary, will ask ImPulsTanz/Wiener Tanzwochen to provide the relevant contact details of those present. Participants who were present at the course in question will then be informed or contacted by the health authority if necessary, in order to monitor their health status. 

Duty to provide information to the health authorities

In the case of a Corona Cluster, the organiser (ImPulsTanz/Wiener Tanzwochen) must be able to disclose who was present at which course or visting time at the request of the health authorities in accordance with the Provincial Laws of Vienna - 33rd Ordinance: Vienna COVID-19-Opening Accompanying Ordinance. The visitor data is stored for a maximum of 28 days. Further information on data protection at ImPulsTanz/Wiener Tanzwochen can be found here.

Visitors at Arsenal

Dance enthusiasts are invited to watch, get inspired and listen to the live music at many of the workshops at the Arsenal – an essential part of the workshop programme. We would like to make this possible also in times of COVID-19, in accordance with the health authorities’ regulations. In any case, an admission test (as described above) is required for each day of visit, as well as on-site registration for contact tracing.

Participation in the classes and the visit to the Arsenal is at your own risk. ImPulsTanz / Wiener Tanzwochen are not liable for any injuries or the possible transmission of COVID-19.


As of July 2021



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