Frequently Asked Questions


The extensive course offering varies. Usually Salsa cubana, Tango Argentino, Lindy Hop and diverse standard dances are constantly on offer. Still can’t decide? We usually hosts free courses on Friday evening in collaboration with ASVZ at ETH Hönggerberg. Our teachers run different taster courses for you to try out new dances and find your future passion.

In every semester, we offer two course periods with around 6 weeks each (+ Workshops in semester break). The first course period begins in the second week after semester start, the second course period starts about 8 weeks into the semester. We’ll try to open registrations a week before courses start. Registrations close a day before the course starts, registrations after this deadline cannot be considered. Make sure you don’t miss out on the registration deadline by liking/following our Facebook page or subscribing to our newsletter.

It’s generally perfectly fine to dance in normal streetwear. However, leather soles are recommended for your shoes. Dancing in (clean) socks is also possible.

All our teachers also speak English and consider the languages spoken by everyone. If everyone speaks German, some teachers prefer to teach in German.

The regular courses have 1-4 levels. If you have successfully completed all levels and want to continue dancing at Tanzquotient, you would have the possibility to join a group or launch one yourself. We would be able to assist you with room availability depending on the capacity.

In the first half of the semester courses 1 and 3 are usually offered while the second semester half continues with courses 2 and 4. We might offer additional courses depending on demand.

Signing Up for Courses

Individual registrations are welcome! We will try to find a partner for you. Early registrations as well as information about body height increase the chances of our sophisticated matching system finding a partner for you.

Yes, definitely! We only care about lead and follow preferences, not gender.

Our dance classes are directed at students and PhD students of ETH, University and Fachhochschule. Exceptions are made for partners of (PhD) students. Single registrations from non-students will be accepted if possible.

Please send an email to anmeldungen@tanzquotient.org

Once your registration was confirmed by us, we matched you with a partner and you will receive a second email. After the incoming of the second email a cancellation of your registration is not possible any more. However, in well argued cases we do make some exceptions.

If you have absolutely no experience in a higher level course a registration is not feasible (also in your own interest). Please wait until the start of the next semester when the first course starts once more.

Most likely we have not confirmed you yet because the course has too little participants or we don't have a dance partner for you yet: Check out the course description for more details. Ask friends to sign up and tell them to mention you in the comments field so that we can assign them to you.

The deadline is 24 hours before the first lesson. If there are almost enough people we usually delay the start of the course by one week in order to give the course another chance.


Legal & Finances

Yes, please transfer the amount (up to 100CHF) to our bank account (please do NOT use a payment slip for the transfer)

IBAN: CH55 0070 0114 8051 7281 7
Postal account no: 1148-5172.817
Recipient: VSETH Tanzquotient, 8092 Zurich

and send us a payment receipt to kontakt@tanzquotient.org.

We will respond you with a PDF-file containing the coupon code valid for 5 years.

We only support online payment. Detailed information can be found in the confirmation email. Please do not use credit slips (“Einzahlungsscheine“)!

You will automatically receive a new voucher with the excess value.

We will remind you and block you from subscribing to further courses and events. If there is a problem or question, please contact us.

Dancing isn't dangerous so normally no harm will come to you, others or objects. In case something does happen after all: insurance is the dancer's responsibility. You are not insured through Tanzquotient.

Getting Involved

Of course! We are looking for teachers on and off. Contact us!