Dancing is a widely spread phenomenon in our western society. Its positive influences on human development from a physical, mental as well as social perspective are vast. Nonetheless, it seems that its advantages are strongly underestimated when it comes to childrens education. Even though dancing is mentioned in the Austrian curriculum as one of the key competences to be taught in physical education class (PE), it only rarely finds its way into school gyms. In this thesis one possibility to incorporate/include dancing into physical education class is presented. Therefore, the outline of a school project on hip-hop and breakdance is presented. In the beginning, dancing is discussed from a more general point of view. First of all, it is shown how dancing is represented in todays society, considering gender-related prejudices and the importance of dancing for the development of teenagers. The second chapter examines the current position of dance in school and physical education class. Additionally, the dance formation of physical education teachers in different parts of Austria is compared. Furthermore, advices for successful dance teaching are given. The third chapter gives an overview of how dancing contributes to general and specific fields of education. In chapter four the basic facts that need to be considered for planning a school event are mentioned. Two examples on how dance projects can be implemented in practice are shown in chapter five. Before the actual project on hip-hop and breakdance is presented, the two types of dance will be further described. Finally, specific ideas for exercises are suggested to define the project more closely.