Thursday, 10 June 2010

A DEMOTIKO SXOLEIO XYLOFAGOU CYPRUS

Dear friends,

Today we have received our Eurodance Trophy and our children are very excited about this.

Once again I would like to express my congratulations to all participating schools for their wonderful performances. All the school have represented their culture through their dances and brought our countries closer. It was really an exciting project and we are looking forward to be continued next year…

 



Our group  in a charitable event for children that have cancer.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Eurodance 2010! Results

The voting process has been completed and the results are as follows:


1st First Elementary School of Xylofagou – Cyprus - 164 points

2nd Primary School Number 32 – Poland - 155 points

3rd Han Isperih Primary School – Bulgaria - 154 points

4th Special School No. 7 – Romania - 153 points

5th = Station Primary School – Czech Republic - 151 points

5th = Gedminai Main School – Lithuania - 151 points

5th = Kindergarten №15 “Zvanche” – Bulgaria - 151 points

8th Istituto Comprensivo Socrate – Italy - 148 points

9th Klaipeda Main Vyturys School – Lithuania - 147 points

10th Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak İlköğretim Okulu - Turkey - 145 points

11th Osnovna Skola – Croatia - 143 points

12th = Larbert Village Primary School – Scotland - 139 points

12th = John Paul II High School – Poland - 139 points

14th = Spetalen Skole – Norway - 137 points

14th = Jardim de Infância de Sebolido – Portugal - 137 points

16th Toplu Konut Elementary School – Turkey - 136 points

17th Plymouth Grove Primary School – England - 135 points

18th = Istituto Statale “E. Montale” – Italy - 125 points

18th = Jardim de Infância de S. Miguel de Paredes – Portugal - 125 points

20th Hallglen Primary School – Scotland - 124 points

21st CEIP 8 de Abril – Spain - 118 points

22nd Primary School No. 1 – Romania - 116 points

23rd Sandfields Comprehensive School - Wales - 107 points

The winner of Eurodance 2010 is the First Elementary School of Xylofagou – Cyprus with 164 points!!!!

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who participated in this project. All of the dances were fantastic and we hope you enjoyed the experience. We plan to be back for Eurodance 2011 next year!

George I will be in touch to arrange delivery of the trophy to Cyprus and all schools will receive their certificates for participating shortly.


Thursday, 27 May 2010

ÜLKEMİZİ TEMSİL EDECEKLER

Here is a link for you to see the news(in Turkish) about our participation into Eurodance2010 project published on the website of a local newspaper here in Afyon.

ÜLKEMİZİ TEMSİL EDECEKLER

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

"Han Isperih" Primary School - Bulgaria

This is a late competition entry from "Han Isperih" Primary School - Bulgaria. Schools that have already voted in the competition can email their scores for this dance to Alan and I will add them to the final totals.

We are a school from 1 to 12 class. We live in a small town, 70 km from the sea and 5 km from the first Bulgarian capital Pliska. We are happy that we had the opportunity to participate in that success project. Greetings all from sunny Bulgaria.

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Monday, 24 May 2010

Eurodance 2010 Trophy!

Here are some photos of the Eurodance 2010 Trophy! This will be sent to the winning school after all the votes have been counted on Friday. The winning school will get to have this trophy for one year and will also receive a smaller version of the trophy to keep.


Primary School No. 1, Brezoi - Romania

This is a late competition entry from Primary School No. 1, Brezoi - Romania. Schools that have already voted in the competition can email their scores for this dance to Alan and I will add them to the final totals.



Sunday, 23 May 2010

Jardim de Infância de Sebolido, Penafiel - Portugal

This is the entry of Jardim de Infância de Sebolido, Penafiel, Portugal for the Eurodance 2010 contest.

CEIP 8 de Abril - Spain

This is the competition entry from CEIP 8 de Abril - Spain.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

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Hello dancing Europe,
We are really thankful for this project and for friendly comments (which were under the first video from our school :):))
We have decided to input you the same video because of better video quality.
Some teachers and students were involved in this project,we have worked as a team and here's the result.
Although it's still so cold outside in Lithuania, we are dreaming about our summer holidays :) Dancing, good mood, new ideas, being together shortens the time :)

Good luck to everyone!!!!! We're looking forward to seeing the results.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak İlköğretim Okulu - Turkey

This is the competition entry from Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak İlköğretim Okulu - Turkey.


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PRIMARY SCHOOL No 32 IN BIELSKO-BIAŁA, POLAND

Dear friends,
We have finally managed to publish our videos after some problems that we managed to solve. Many of you present a few dances in one video, and your videos are fabulous. We didn't manage to join all our videos together, so we present three separate ones but each is quite short. I hope it's OK. We would like to present you our students performing three Polish and one Ukrainian dance. We hope you are going to enjoy watching our kids dancing :). Good luck to all of you! Greetings from Bielsko-Biała, Poland.

1. Dance of Polish Highlanders

2.Two Polish Dances: Kujawiak and Oberek

3. Ukrainian Dance by Polish sudents

Sandfields Comprehensive School - Wales

This is the competition entry from Sandfields Comprehensive School - Wales.

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Istituto Comprensivo "Socrate" Italy Tarantella.wmv

Hello! I'm Roberta and I'm in the class 1h. I have been very happy to take part in this adventure,because I think that nothing unites more than music, dance and culture. These three universal values are at the basis of this project, that represents an exciting way to feel united beyond ideological, religious and rational barriers. With eTwinning something magic happened before us: we saw a moltitude of friends of ours, ready to know about us and to let us know all the details about them. In a word, with eTwinning our classrooms have widened, as if by magic, until they have touched and linked with the ones in all the European schools that have joined this project.

We are very happy to show you a little part of our culture. To do that, we have dug in our traditions to learn what "Tarantella" represented for Naples in the last centuries and how it was danced. At the end, with all the material and the support of all our teachers, we have realized this video. Besides the dance, here is our love, the joy to communicate and the certainty we have had a unique and unforgettable experience!

We hope you enjoy our "Tarantella". Thanks to you all ! :)))


Thursday, 20 May 2010

toplu konut primary school 6 years dance group,from DİYARBAKIR İN TURKEY

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good luck everybody!!!!! we hope you enjoy when you watch us:))

"Carrasquinha" - dance from Jardim de Infância de S. Miguel de Paredes - Portugal

"Carrasquinha" is a folk dance, calm ring dance with delicated gestures that the girls like a lot. As it said "dance the grandparents in all of the pilgrimages".
Is a ring dance of XIX century. It was dancing in the terraces on Sundays in the afternoon where girls and boys met together.

Plymouth Grove Primary School - England

This is the competition entry from Plymouth Grove Primary School - England.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Eurodance2010,Spetalen,Norway.

Here is the Norwegian entry. We danced at Tomb, an old estate close to our school. Today it serves as an agricultural school. We really enjoyed practising for the dance, and watching the videos from all our partner schools as they kept comming on the blog.
Our first dance is a traditional Norwegian song dance, called "Lasse går i ringen". The dancers tease the person in the circle, because he has no partner. The second dance is an old folk dance, called "Rugen". We whish you all the best of luck, and hope you enjoy our film. Tomorrow we will celebrate the 17th of May in Norway. We will dress up in our national costumes and there will be parades all over Norway, since this is our Constitution Day. We will post some pictures and information about this on the blog later this week. Hope you will celebrate with us, by watching our beautiful pupils all dressed up, just for you!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Competition Entry for Larbert Village Primary School - Scotland

Hello! Here is our competition entry for Eurodance 2010. Our dance is a traditional Scottish Country Dance called the Dashing White Sergeant. We have really enjoyed practising and filming our dance. The girls are wearing white dresses with tartan sashes and the boys are wearing tartan sashes. Tartan is our traditional dress. We hope you enjoy our dance!

Hallglen Primary School - Scotland

This is the competition entry from Hallglen Primary School, Scotland.

Our dance is a traditional Scottish Country Dance called "Strip the Willow." You will see the dance peformed twice by different groups of our Primary 7 pupils.

The boys wore blue and the girls wore white. (The colours of the Scottish flag) We tried to create this at the beginning of our dance!

We had lots of fun practising and learning this dance and we hope that you enjoy it.

Good luck to everyone taking part in the competition!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

ZŠ Hustopeče, Nádražní - Czech Republic

Hello!
This is our final performance. It is a typical Moravian dance, dance composed of several Moravian folk dances called: Tetka, Trojak, Maleni, Silnice...
We enjoyed the training and also shooting this video.
We hope you like it!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak İlköğretim Okulu - Turkey

Hi everybody! We, as the students in the classes 4A-B-C, have been working on a dance from South Anatolia Region,Turkey. We are from eastern part of our country but we love to work and learn different dances from different cities andregions. Check out our photos! We hope you will like our dance and music.

Chopin Polonez cis-moll Klara.wmv

Hello! It's beautiful in Poland. Everything in bloom. But a little rainy. But let's talk about our Polish dance Polonaise, performed by our students. Fryderyk Chopin, a Polish composer, loved composing polonaises, they expressed his serious mood and love to Poland while he was living in Paris in the 19th century.The video presents our student Klara playing Chopin's polonaise. Klara has already taken part in 4 international piano contests, even in Paris. The piece of music is very long, but try to watch it at least for a minute and remember the name of Chopin, our famous composer.Greetings from Daleszyce, Poland!!!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Școala Specială nr. 7 București, România

Suită de dansuri populare

Friday, 30 April 2010

Kindergarten №15, Zvanche - Bulgaria

This is our final performance. The children are between 5 and 6 and although they are so young, they performed their dance with great enthusiasm. The first dance is from Rodops and the second from the Thracian folklore areas in Bulgaria. We hope you will like it! :)



Thursday, 29 April 2010

" Polonaise" by students of John Paul II High School in Daleszyce

Hello again! This is our recording ready to be watched. These are the third year students of John Paul II High School in Daleszyce in Poland. They prepared this Polish traditional dance, and they were very motivated by the fact you would see them dancing. Our headmaster is dancing in the first pair.The Eurodance 2010 Contest seems a great opportunity to share what we like and what the past generations taught us to do. It's nice to say that the decorations of the room (a gym) were made by the students. Greetings from Poland!

Primary school Spinut from Split, Croatia

Old Split dances
The traditional dance in our city of Split was founded more than 100 years. It consists of three dances: "monfrina", "četvorka" and "šaltin polka" These dances are characterized by elegant moves, refined posture and softness of steps which show the influence of Western part of the Mediterranean.
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Monday, 26 April 2010

Gedminai main school, Klaipėda, Lithuania

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This is our final performance.

Lithuanian traditional dance "Kalvelis" and

Lithuanian traditional dance "Kauškutis"


Best wishes from Klaipėda!!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Kindergarten №15, Zvanche - Bulgaria

Bulgaria consists of 6 folklore regions- Thracian, Shopska, Northern, Strandja, Rodopska and Pirinska. Each one of them is unique and beautiful with a different dance tempo and music. Also every region is characterized by a special national costume with matchless features. Kazanlak is in the Thracian folklore region.
The dance with which we are taking part in this project is from the Rodop region. It’s based on a famous Bulgarian song and it is extremely suitable for the kids of this age. In this short presentation we have decided to make you familiar with our town and kindergarten and also to show us in action. Remember this still a repetition and it needs a lot of work, yet I hope you will like it.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Istituto Montale - Italy

This is the competition entry from Istituto Montale - Italy.

Dear Eurodance Friends,

It has been such a pleasure for us and our students to take part in this project. We have had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting and challenging school realities. Our dance is not a traditional one, as in Tuscany there are no traditional dances at least none that students know or still practise, probably in other parts of Italy, in the south of Italy for example or the islands dance tradtions are still alive. So we let the students decide what to do and as we are rehearsing for a final performance in June during the students' festival we thought we might send a sequence of the show we are working on. It is an adaptation of the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and we have also painted the beautiful mask of the pharaoh you can see in the background. We are really eager to watch all your beautiful dances and we hope you will dedicate a few minutes to our video too. We ideally shake all your hands and magically dancing we hold you tight in a huge hug.


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

A DEMOTIKO SXOLEIO XYLOFAGOU CYPRUS

This is our competition entry.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Thank you so much for your solidarity and sympathy!



Dear friends cooperating on this Eurodance 2010 Blog!
Thank you so much for your sympathy and solidarity during these sad days!
Thank you Alan and Laura for this opportunity for us to work united together in our tasks, duties, everyday problems, sharing our sorrows! We would like to build a good Europe, where nations respect one another and admire cultural differences, which make it so wonderfully colourful. This is what was President Lech Kaczynski loved!
Bozena Kraj, teachers and students from John Paul II High School in Daleszyce!

Monday, 12 April 2010


Hi! We are from a Polish John Paul II High School in Daleszyce.

Here we would like to tell you something about our dance, polonaise.
The polonaise is a stately Polish processional dance, performed by couples who walk around the dance hall; the music is in triple meter and moderate tempo. The dance developed from the Polish dance (taniec polski) of the 18th century; this form, in turn, was derived from the chodzony (walking dance) which was popular in the 17th century and known as a pieszy (pedestrian), or chmielowy (hops) dance. The latter form had its roots in the folk wedding dances, from which it separated and then entered the dance repertoire of the nobility. The folk variants continued to develop independently of the "Polish dance," resulting in such dances as chodzony, chmielowy (in the villages), and świeczkowy (in the towns).

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Hello from Daleszyce, Poland


We are ready to publish our video recording of a Polish dance Polonaise. We would like to share it with joy, yet the event that took place yesterday makes us really very sad and we will do it in 2 weeks.

Our President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Mary, and other 94 peole died in a plane crash in Smolensk, Russia. They wanted to take part in an official event connected with Katyn, Russia - where 70 years ago over 20, 000 Polish officers had been killed by shoothing at their heads. We knew a lot of people who were on the plane, bishops, MPs, people devoted to our country. We can't express what we feel; what's more, tomorrow we will have an earlier planned drama on Katyn presented by our students. Poland is mourning.
We are sending all of you hearty greetings from Daleszyce, Poland!

Friday, 2 April 2010

KLAIPEDA GEDMINAI MAIN SCHOOL - LITHUANIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE

Each nation creates the own national art, but the various factors influence them during evolution. Lithuanian folk art has changed in its form and content during the tradition periods. Ritual roundelays and dances gradually lost their mystical value and transferred to the dances and roundelays for recreation and fun. The genre of the traditional Lithuanian folk dance is still alive. People used to learn dances from parents and grandparents whose lives have been still greatly influenced by customs and traditions and who mastered dancing folk dances directly from their parents in outdoor country parties. Folk ensembles, who still participate in folklore collection expeditions in rural areas willingly dance these dances.
Lithuanians, as well as their Baltic neighbors, have always loved to dance. Young people gathered to dance in field parties (in summer), or in farmer houses (in winter). Older people and small children also took part in these festivities talking, socializing, and generally amusing themselves.
Looking still further back into the history, dance was also a part of ancient Lithuanian calendar celebrations and rituals.
Lithuanian folk dance "Kalvelis"
Kalvelis - in English it's mean a little blacksmith. It is very simple and very well-known Lithuanian dance. Looking at its name it might seem as it is a blacksmith's work depicting dance, but there isn't anything like this either in the movement or in the figures of the dance. Just a frequent clapping dancers' hands a little bit reminds the forging. The dance is rather quick, but it is easy to learn and funny to dance.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Hallglen Primary School - Scotland

Here are a few photos of us practising our Scottish Country Dance called "Strip The Willow." We are having lots of fun learning this dance and are looking forward to sharing it with you when we have learned all of the steps!

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CEIP 8 de Abril - Spain

It's us again from San Antonio de Benagéber (Spain) and we want to show you our school with a video. We are 6th class and the oldest students in our school. We are 11-12 years old and we're not dancers but we want to try to dance it for all of you. We're going to dance a valencian folk dance called "La Magrana", it's a old symbolic dance dedicated to the people who worked making cloth, it's a dance performed by men, but we're going to change this, hahaha. It's great fun to dance and we hope you enjoy watching or maybe trying it yourself.


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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Sandfields Comprehensive - Welsh Folk Dancing

Year 7 pupils at Sandfields Comprehensive are going to perform a traditional Welsh Folk Dance. Evolving from natural, spontaneous behaviour on festive occasions, Welsh folk dancing, or dawnsio gwerin in Welsh, developed through the centuries into set moves for single sex groups and groups of men and women usually to the accompainment of simple, handmade musical instruments.

With the advent of Non-Conformist sects in the 18th and 19th centuries, Welsh folk dancing was seen as a 'sinful' form of entertainment, and attempts were made to stamp out the dances throughout Wales. Therefore, for nearly 200 years, Welsh folk dancing played a very small part in Welsh culture.

It took the formation of the Welsh Folk Dancing Society in 1949 to promote folk dancing once more in Wales, and with the continuing resurgence in interest in Welsh culture, the popularity of folk dancing is once again on the rise, being seen as an important element of our rich culture here in Wales.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Şcoala Specială nr. 7 Romania -- Presentation


Our students will gladly take part at the Eurodance 2010 competition and will present Romanian folk dances. They are interested in watching the traditional dances of partner countries. The project will enable partners to share their culture and traditions and learn to respect other traditions. Students with special needs will better understand cultural diversity in Europe. This will improve their confidence. Students will work together, they will see how other students working in Europe. They will be able to communicate and make friends abroad and make contact with different cultures and environments.

Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Ireland

Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Dysart, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
Hello to all our partner schools in Europe from us all here in Scoil Pádraig Naofa in Dysart Ireland. We are delighted to be joining you on this very interesting project. We have enjoyed looking at your introductory videos which give us a glimpse of your schools & the wonderful work you do there. We hope you enjoy looking at our school & some of the activities we do. We are a small school in central Ireland. There are 44 pupils in our school & we like working on our computers.
In Ireland we have different types of dance. One is Step Dancing. This is usually done by specially trained dancers who take part in competitions called 'Feiseanna'. The well known 'River Dance' is danced by professional step dancers. Another type is 'Ceili' dancing & these are danced by 'ordinary' dancers. Another is 'Set Dancing' & these are complicated dances which have to be learned. We will be dancing a 'Ceilí' dance & ours is a traditional dance called 'The Siege of Ennis'. It consists of rows of dancers, with 4 in each row. The dancers go through various 'steps' & after each round is finished, each row is facing a new row of dancers & the round starts all over again. We are all looking forward to our 'Eurodance' Project.
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Our dance - Şcoala Specială nr. 7 Romania

Our students will dance a suite of folk dances with Horă elements, specific to Romania.

Hora is a type of circle dance originating in the Balkans but also found in other countries. Hora (pl. hore) is a traditional Romanian folk dance that gathers everyone into a big closed circle. The dancers hold each other's hands and the circle spins, usually clockwise, as each participant follows a sequence of three steps forward and one step back. Hora exists in several variations specific to the regions of the country and dance steps vary depending on the type of Hora. The dance is usually accompanied by musical instruments such as the cymbalum, accordion, violin, viola, double bass, saxophone, trumpet or even the panflute. The Hora is popular during wedding celebrations and festivals, and is an essential part of the social entertainment in rural areas. One of the most famous hore is the Hora Unirii (Hora of the Union), which became a Romanian patriotic song as a result of being the hymn when Wallachia and Moldavia united to form the Principality of Romania in 1859. During the 2006/2007 New Year's Eve celebration, when Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, people were dancing Hora Bucuriei (Hora of Joy) over the boulevards of Bucharest as a tribute to the EU anthem, Ode to Joy (Odă bucuriei).
(from Wikipedia)

Our activities - Şcoala Specială nr. 7 Romania

With class 8 A and some other pupils of our school

Activities with the school's children - Şcoala Specială nr. 7 Romania

Şcoala Specială nr. 7, Bucharest, Romania

We are some of the children that are going to participate in the dance contest. We are pupils from 4th class, class 7 A and class 8 A. Next to us is our principal.

Teachers participating in the project: Carmen Marilena Şerbănescu and Claudia Gheţa

Plymouth Grove Primary School - England

This is 2S from Plymouth Grove Primary School in Manchester, UK. We are all 6 and 7 years old and we are very excited to be taking part in Eurodance 2010. We are going to perform a traditional morris dance based on the traditional Upton Stick Dance. We really like the music as it puts us in a good mood and we are getting better at the dancing every week! We are also looking forward to seeing all the other dances from around Europe. Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Greetings from Norway!

Hello everyone!
Here is the presentation from Spetalen Skole,Norway, at last!
We have been watching all your contributions, and we are very happy to be part of this exciting project with all of you! So many wonderful dance traditions!
Spetalen School, is situated by the South East part of the Oslo fjord.
We have 308 students,divided on 14 classes, and 24 teachers all together.
The school has been involved in various national and international projects and networks,such as Comenius, ENIS and eTwinning, since our first Comenius project in 1995.
In Norway we also have old traditions when it comes to folk dance and folk music.
We have connected with our local folk dance group, "Raade Leikaring".
They will, in cooperation with our University college students, come to practice with our 5th and 6th graders.
We have chosen to show you one traditional Norwegian Songdance, called "Lasse går i ringen", and then we will pass on to a dance ,called "Rugen", an old folk dance from one of our counties,Vest-Agder.
We whis you all good luck with the competition, and hope you will enjoy the PhotoStory about Spetalen Skole and the surroundings.

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A DEMOTIKO SXOLEIO XYLOFAGOU CYPRUS

Klaipeda Main Vyturys School - Lithuania

Hello, Dancing Europe.
We are from Lithuania which lies on the East coast of the Baltic sea. We live in the harbour Klaipeda. Our school is named Vyturys which means a bird "skylark". We love singing very much, there are even 4 choirs in our school, also we have got many musicians. We take part in many different events in Lithuania. This time we've decided to dance. You think that teenagers don't like traditional or folklore dances....:) no you are not right.Every year at school we have dance festivals for primary school students and also we have dancing evenings with parents, friends or relatives. We are the students from form 7a. There are only 20 pupils in our class but we have little friends from 2a form, so together with them we are going to present 2 or 3 short Lithuanian folklore dances. We hope you'll enjoy our optimistic presentation.

Good luck. Best regard from Lithuania.



Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Kindergarten №15 “Zvanche” - Bulgaria

Kindergarten №15 “Zvanche” was founded in 1969 in the city of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. The kindergarten is a school where well-trained teachers teach children from 3 to 7 years old. The kids in our group are 24 and they are at the age of 6. They are being taught Bulgarian folklore dances for second year. The dance lesson are twice a week and we are looking forward to making new friends.


A DEMOTIKO SXOLEIO XYLOFAGOU CYPRUS

Dear friends our school will represent to you the dance of “Tatsia”

“Tatsia” is a dance of skill, combining the correct hand and body non stop movement. The dancer holds a sieve in his hand with the four main fingers on the top of the inside perimeter of the sieve, while his thumb is on the top of the outside perimeter of the sieve. This is a very steady grip.
Then an assistant of the dancer (usually a woman), or even the dancer himself puts a glass of wine on the bottom of the inside perimeter of the sieve. The wine within the glass must not exceed the middle of the glass. Then the dancer performs a variety of moves with his hands holding the sieve, as he is dancing to the rhythm. The dancer can put in the sieve as many glasses of wine as he likes. In any case the glasses must NOT touch the top perimeter of the sieve. All of the moves must be performed with speed and grace or else the glass(es) may fall or the wine may be spilled. That isn't allowed to happen. The dance was created by the men in Cyprus in a form of competition or as a means to impress a woman. Some of the moves are hard to be performed even by professionals. “Tatsia” requires the dancer to have stamina, full control of his hands and knowledge of the footwork of the dance.

Istituto Comprensivo Socrate - Italy

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Friday, 19 March 2010

ADIYAMAN-DİYARBAKIR-SİLİFKE REGIONS' DANCES FROM Toplu Konut Elementary School - Turkey

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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Athersley South Primary School - England

Hi everyone, we are class 6 from Athersley South Primary School in Barnsley, North England! We have 10 boys and 16 girls in our class and we are aged between 9 and 10.


We can't wait to start learning our dance and have been really excited by all of your fabulous posts and information. We have decided to learn Morris Dancing for our traditional dance.


A Morris dance is a form of English Folk dance and is accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping by a group of dancers. Sometimes the dancers use sticks, swords or handkerchiefs to enhance the dance.


We have some Morris Dancers and Musicians coming into school to do some workshops with us to help us learn. We are also going to make our own costumes to dance in. We'll take some photos and post them on here to show you!

Have fun and keep dancing!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Eurodance 2010! logo from Klaipeda - Lithuania


Friday, 12 March 2010

Larbert Village Primary School - Scotland

Here is our introductory video. We hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Gedminai main school, Klaipeda, Lithuania

My students have created a short pictures presentation about our scholl. We hope you enjoy it! Good luck for everyone taking part in Eurodance2010!!!

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More info about our Lithuania in website http://www.fotoskrydis.lt/

Monday, 8 March 2010

Lithuanian traditional dance "Kalvelis" - Gedminai main school, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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This is the competition entry from Gedminai Main School, Klaipeda - Lithuania.

Bulgaria





We are from Novi pazar. Our school start work before 88 years. There are students from 1-12 class and 44 teachers. Students in the school will dance. They will tell for the story of the country. We want to have a lot of friends from diferent countries. We want to join your project.
Greetings from our sunny ciuntry.

Novi pazar
SOU "Han Isperih"
Denka Seikova
Bulgaria

Thursday, 4 March 2010

MONTALE School - Italy

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For further info see our website
www.liceomontale.eu

MONTALE School - Italy

This is our class: we are twentysix students aged fourteen and fifteen. We are really eager to work on a traditional dance project with you all.
Our school is located in a small town, in the heart of Tuscany not far from Pisa, Firenze, Lucca and Siena. Our region is full of art and beautiful landscapes and we really love living here.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak İlköğretim Okulu - Turkey

Here is our introductory presentation!



Hallglen Primary School - Scotland

We have created two short videos for you to learn more about our school. We hope you enjoy them! We will be dancing a traditional Scottish Country Dance called "Strip the Willow" in the Eurodance 2010! competition. Good luck to everyone taking part in Eurodance 2010!



Music: Kevin MacLeod

Monday, 1 March 2010

Madona Secondary School No.1. - Latvia

Hello from Latvia, Madona Secondary School No.1. Madona is a small town in the centre of Latvia. Our school is quite big and its history longs for a hundred year. There are about 890 students aged between 7-19 years, 300 of them are primary school children. Our school has long lasting singing and dancing traditions. Every five years the Schoolchildren Song and Dance festival takes place in Riga, the capital of Latvia. It is a great honour and we hope to participate in this great performance this summer. Form 4b is ready to take part in Eurodance 2010 and show the Latvian dances.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Primary school Spinut from Split, Croatia

 

















 Hello (“Evala” ) Europe,

We represent Primary school Spinut . It’s located in Split, the second-largest urban centre in Croatia.

“Evala” is the traditional greeting of our grandparents. 
Our school is situated in the center of Split. Our primary School 'Spinut' recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary. There are about 600 pupils aged between 7 and 14 years.   
Our pupils dance and sing in folk group. We started working 4 years ago because we wanted to enrich our children to original and ancient traditions through dancing.  
This school year the new students from 9 years were enrolled in a traditional dance group and taught his first dance steps.


Old Split dances 
The traditional dance in our city of Split was founded more than 100 years. It consists of three dances: "monfrina", "četvorka" and "šaltin polka" These dances are characterized by elegant moves, refined posture and softness of steps which show the influence of Western part of the Mediterranean.
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Primary school Spinut from Split, Croatia