Thursday, 7 July 2011

DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS

Our school at Television CyBC ( Cyprus Broadcast Corporation)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS

We would like to express our congratulations to all participating schools for their wonderful performances. All the schools 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…
Thank you very much for your support!




Monday, 6 June 2011

Eurodance 2011! Results

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

1st DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO - AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS - 103 points

2nd = 5th Primary School of Florina – Greece - 90 points

2nd = Sebolido Kindergarten - Penafiel – Portugal - 90 points

2nd = GEDMINAI MAIN SCHOOL - KLAIPEDA – LITHUANIA - 90 points

5th Szkoła Podstawowa nr 32 Bielsko-Biala, Poland - 89 points

6th Spetalen School – Norway - 85 points

7th Special School No. 7 - Romania - 82 points

8th Istituto Statale “E. Montale” – Italy 81 points

9th Tojais Kindergarten - Penafiel – Portugal - 80 points

10th Kohtla-Jarve Co-Educational Gymnasium – Estonia - 79 points

11th = CEIP GINES MORATA (ALMERIA) – SPAIN - 74 points

11th = Larbert Village Primary School – Scotland - 74 points

13th CEIP 8 de Abril – Spain - 72 points

14th John Paul II Junior High School in Daleszyce, Poland - 66 points

15th Primary School of R.S. Mouries – Greece - 52 points

The winner of Eurodance 2011 is DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO - AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS with 103 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 2012 next year!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

HELLO FROM SPAIN AGAIN

Sorry but the last vídeo has a problem with the music, and this is the good version.
I hope you can forgive us.
Thank you.


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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Larbert Village Primary School - Scotland

This is the competition entry for Larbert Village Primary School - Scotland.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Primary School of R.S. Mouries - Greece

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5th Primary School of Florina, Greece

Hello!

Finally we are here! We are introducing are city to you with the following video.

Welcome to Florina!


AFTER THE WEDDING CEREMONY

SYRTOS DANCE

Syrtos is the most popular dance throughout Greece. It is line dance, done with the dancers in a curving line holding hands, facing right. The dancer at the right end of the line is the leader. In some parts of syrtos, the dancers hold a handkerchief. After the wedding ceremony, guests and relatives dance Syrtos while the wedding couple exits the church.

ZARAMO DANCE

The second dance Zaramo, is a dance from the northern Greek region of Macedonia, common in Florina prefecture. The dance is done in two or more separate lines, men in one line and women in the other. The lead dancers perform Zaramo while having “Bougatses” on their heads. Bougatses are the traditional loaves of sweet bread that the bride bakes for the wedding ceremony.

OUR FINAL ENTRY


CREW


Orchestra

Georgios Skopakis - Clarino

Dimitris Athanasiou - Corneta

Pavlos Skopakis - Tabourlo

Ilias Skopakis - Ntaouli

Choreographers

Giannis Konstantinou

Ira Kolloni

Class Teacher

Voula Golia

Camera Coordinators

Vasiliki Kalfa

Kyriakos Parlapanidis

Konstantinos Styliadis

Thanks for watching!

CEIP 8 DE ABRIL from SPAIN: "Las Sevillanas"

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We hope you enjoy it.

Spetalen School , Norway

This is our dance, we wish you all the best of luck in Eurodance 2011.
6th grade and Hilde:-)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Our performance for contest (Sebolido Kindergarten - Penafiel - Portugal)





Sebolido kindergarten is inside a Primary school with 50 children (14+36). The kindergarten group has children with 3, 4 and 5 years old. This dance is a modern folk dance who is singing by "Diabo na Cruz" (a special group about intervention music).

Our final performance for contest Eurodance2011 (Tojais Kindergarten - Penafiel - Portugal)

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

OUR SINGER

We have a fantastic singer in 4th class. 
Listen to Jose singing "Si vas pa la mar"
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CEIP GINES MORATA (ALMERIA)-SPAIN

HERE YOU ARE:  

Our performance for the contest 

DANCE : "Si vas pa la mar"


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Our performance for the contest (Tojais Kindergarten - Penafiel - Portugal)

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Monday, 30 May 2011

Our first try... (Tojais Kindergarten - Penafiel - Portugal)

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DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS -"STAMNA" DANCE


This is the competition entry from Dimotiko Sxoleio Agias Napas, Cyprus

Sunday, 29 May 2011

LITHUANIAN FOLK DANCE

LITHUANIAN FOLK DANCE FROM GEDMINAI MAIN SCHOOL, KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA


LITHUANIAN DANCE TRADITION

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Special School No. 7 - Romania.

This is the competition entry from Special School No. 7, Romania.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Italian traditional dance "Trescone" - Istituto Statale “E. Montale” - Italy

Trescone

For many years the commonly held belief in this country has been that the body of Italian folk music contains little more than "the" tarantella, Santa Lucia, and a few other choreographed dances and songs in proper Italian. Many other traditional dances have survived in our regions and among them Trescone, which was very popular in the Tuscan countryside. It is a really old dance probably introduced in Italy by the Germans around the year 1000 or even before and the name refers to the threshing the corn with your feet, a very common activity in rural Italy. In this courting dance the movements of the women are very graceful while those of the men are quite awkward. Thanks to the project the students have had the opportunity to get in touch with this almost forgotten world and they hope you will enjoy “Trescone” with them.





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Saturday, 14 May 2011

COMPETITION ENTRY, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 32 Bielsko-Biala, Poland

COMPETITION ENTRY
Primary School No 32, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
1. DANCE OF POLISH HIGHLANDERS

2. MODERN DANCE

Monday, 9 May 2011

With the delay from Estonia

In the educational program of our school there is a lesson of ballroom dance, where students from first to fifth grade are engaged. On the lessons students are introduced to element of a standart ballroom dance and Latin-American programs.
One of the dances of Latin-American program, which we will introduce you, is the dance – Cha-Cha.
The project Eurodance – 2011 was attended by students from first to fourth grade.
Twice a year, in our school are held contests in ballroom dancing – Christmas and Spring mood. At these competitions students in ballroom costumes show their skills.



A little about working moments learning dance:



1. First-grade students learn basic dance movement Cha-Cha.



2. Second-grade and third-grade students complete the track and learn hand turn your dance-partner.





Thank you for your attention!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Eurodance 2011 - competition extended!

We have decided to extend the Eurodance 2011! competition by two weeks to allow schools a little more time to prepare their dances.

Videos of your performances should now be uploaded to the blog by Friday 3rd June 2011.

All schools should then watch the completed performances and score each school out of 10, except their own, on the online voting system by Friday 10th June 2011. The scores will be added together and the winner posted on the blog.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

HI FROM VALENCIA

Do you want to know some more about our city? 
San Antonio de Benagéber is a small village outside of Valencia.
Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain and is a costal city.
Here you can see a touristic video because I have seen that you enjoy learning more about the diferent countries in Europe.
You can watch the video in english or in spanish, which do you choose




Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Athersley South Primary School, England


Hi everyone!

We are from Athersley South Primary School in England. We are all aged 9 - 11 and have been taking part in an after school dance class run by our fantastic teacher Miss Cotton.


We cannot wait to show you our dance. We have chosen to do disco as it origins lay mainly in the UK, although the USA also had an influence. We hope you enjoy it! We will upload it soon!




Monday, 2 May 2011

Hallglen Primary School - Scotland

This short video contains lots of pictures of our school. We hope you enjoy the tour around Hallglen Primary School in Scotland.

Music: Kevin MacLeod


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John Paul II Junior High School in Daleszyce, Poland

This is the competition entry from John Paul II Junior High School in Daleszyce, Poland.

Would you like to Know our city?- Almeria

THIS IS OUR SONG "Si vas pa la mar"

Our song is about a love story betwen a rich woman and a fisherman. The woman's family didn't like fishermen, and they didn't want them to get married. So the fisherman asked the waves about his lover and the woman prayed to the Virgin of the Sea

Sunday, 1 May 2011

DIMOTIKO SXOLEIO AGIAS NAPAS CYPRUS -OUR DANCE

The “kouza” dance.

A long time ago the basic need for clean water for the residents of Cyprus was not considered an easy task like it is in our days. The reason for this was because the houses were not equipped with clean running water from the tap and therefore people had to go to the central fountain of the village or town and carry water in clay water jars called "kouza" to their houses.
This was the job of the young girls of each household since the boys were involved in cultivation and animal herding.

During those times the mere communication between a young man and a young woman was a great insult to both their families. Young people of the opposite sex were not allowed to speak or even look at each other. Youngsters took advantage of chores like filling up the “kouza” at the fountain or herding the animals in the fields, to meet with their loved one.

This is somewhat how our own story begins in this dance that we are about to present to you. The dance of the “kouza” is the love story between a young couple that met at their village fountain. In his effort to go closer to the girl that he loves, the young man causes the girl to drop her clay jar and break it. This incident will become the villages’ new gossip and will ‘hopelessly’ drive the young couple to marriage

 

Monday, 25 April 2011

Larbert Village Primary School

Here are our ideas for the Eurodance 2011 Logo. Below our pictures is some information about our school.






















Our school is called Larbert Village Primary School. Our school is situated in a large village/small town just outside of Falkirk which is about 40 minutes from our capital city Edinburgh. Larbert Village has approximately 330 pupils including 66 in the nursery. We also have an enhanced provision to help support children who need additional support.

We have recently had a new extension which gave us a lovely new ICT Suite, Gym Hall, Nursery, Dining Hall, Meeting Room, Office and 6 new classrooms. We study lots of different subjects at our school; Maths, English, French, P.E., I.C.T., Science, Geography, International Education, ECO Schools, Music, Drama and Art.

We are in Primary 4. There are 32 to of us. Our teacher is called Mrs Webster and our ICT teacher is called Mrs Willox they will both be helping us to create our Eurodance entry.

This is the second year our school has taken part in the Eurodance Project. We are very excited to learn all about your schools and watch your dances.

From Everyone in Primary 4

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Our country - LITHUANIA

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Szkoła Podstawowa nr 32, Bielsko-Biała, POLAND

Hello everyone, we are the 32nd Primary School of Bielsko-Biała in the South of Poland.
We are happy to take part in Eurodance 2011 :)
It is nice to see all the wonderful schools that presented us their dances last year. Welcome back :)
And HELLO to all new schools! We're looking forward to seeing all your dances.
We are going to present a folk dance of Beskidy Mountains region - this is where we live:)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Our city - KLAIPEDA - Lithuania

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Project's logo from Gedminai main school, Klaipeda, Lithuania




Saturday, 9 April 2011

Greetings from Daleszyce. This is our presentation. And we love your presentations too, particularly those video ones. Last year we visited the city Porici near Nappoli, so greetings to the Institute from Italy. A beautiful video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlVYUYgqkJ8

John Paul II High School in Daleszyce, Poland

Hello everyone,
we are ready with our dance. Thanks to the idea of this eTwinning project more and more students want to dance our national dance. Look! Maybe we are the biggest dancing group on this blog. It is not easy to dance. Hope you will all like it!Mrs.M.Cedro and M. Rosinska supported the students with their knowledge and experience. And our Headmaster, Mr. Jan Cedro dances in the first pair.
Greetings from POland.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Greetings from 6th grade, Spetalen school, Norway.


Hello everyone!

Good to be back in the big and happy family of Eurodancers!

We are students and teachers from Spetalen Primary School. Our school has 25 teachers,10 assistants and 306 students.

This year we participate with all the students in 6th grade, 52 in all.

This winter has been very long and cold, but we also have had some really great moments in the snow.

As you will see from our video,the dance we have chosen,is a tribute to Norwegian skiing culture and the Norwegian spirit,when supporting our athletes in the World Ski Championship, Oslo 2011.

We hope you will enjoy it!

We wish you all the best of luck in Eurodance 2011.


PS: For those who are new to the project, we also publish our presentation from last year.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Eurodance 2011 Istituto Comprensivo Socrate - Italy

Friday, 1 April 2011

Istituto Comprensivo Socrate - Italy


Hello Europe, it's great to be with you again!

Istituto Comprensivo Socrate is a school for pupils aged between 3 and 14. It is situated in Marano of Naples, a little town just 8 km far from the centre of Naples, in the south of Italy. This year, the class 2H is going to present a Neapolitan dance called

"A RUMBA DE SCUGNIZZ".

In the Neapolitan tradition "Scugnizzi" were street urchins, dressed in rags, shoeless, who lived in the streets and didn't go to school. Even so, they were happy and funny and enjoyed themselves. Together with "pizza" and "mandolin" , the "scugnizz" belongs to the Neapolitan stereotypes.

France - College Andre Le Gourhan

Hello everybody! We are a junior high school in the South West of France. Our small city is located near Sarlat next to the famous prehistorical site of Lascaux. We are pupils from 12 to 14 from different classes. Our school is quite small (about 300 children). This is an advantage because it’s friendly. Some teachers are strict, others are nice. We’ve got foreign pupils from Belgium, Great Britain, Venezuela and Austria. We are interested in participating to the Eurodance 2011 project. We’d like to have contacts with other pupils from different countries to compare our ways of living and cultures.

Special School nr. 7, Bucharest - Romania

Welcome! We are glad to take part in the second edition of Eurodance 2011. We are a group of pupils from Special School nr. 7, Bucharest, Romania, with ages between 6 and 14 years. This year we will present you a suite with elements from the dances found in the southern part of Romania. The coordinating teacher will be Mrs. Carmen Şerbănescu.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Hi, from Spain!

Hello, we're here, again!
Our school is in a small village in Valencia, Spain. Maybe you know the "fallas", it's a typical Valencian festival when we celebrated the spring. Valencia is on the coast, we can swim in the mediterranean sea every summer and our city is lovely, we invite you to come to Valencia, you would love it!
This year my pupils are 8 & 9 years old and are in 3rd class.
We love dancing, but we're not professional dancers, we're fun people who want to know you, your customs and maybe become friends.
Good luck and let the party begin.
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Monday, 28 March 2011

Kohtla-Järve Co-Educational Gymnasium


Hello to everybody from Estonia!

We are pleased to participate in the project Eurodance 2011. This project will involve children from age 7 to 11. We are sure that we will get great pleasure from activities in the project.


What is Estonia?




Sunday, 27 March 2011

Hustopece primary School - The Czech Republic



Hello everyone, we are the primary school from Hustopece. Our team has 19 girls and 10 boys from 6 to 14 years.
We are happy to take part in the project Eurodance again.
We would like to present a folk dance Verbunk and Vrtena - typical dance from South Moravia.

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Istituto Statale E.Montale III ALT


This is our class. Here we are in our school garden.









In our school we study many foreign languages, and we love getting in touch with other students all over the world.

We are twenty seventeen-year-old students: fifteen girls and five boys. We love taking part in projects and international initiatives. We have recently taken part in a beautiful Comenius meeting with students coming from eight different countries and we have had a great time with them. Our school is located in Pontedera a small town in the centre of Italy, between Pisa and Florence.

The leaning tower in Pisa is one of our best known symbols.





Our region is really beautiful and we love it very much. It is full of art and lovely landscapes. We decided to take part in this interesting project together with our Ph E. teacher and we are rehearsing very seriously.

Traditional dances however are not really popular among young people in Pontedera. We will send our video to the local authorities too, so we hope to be able to contribute to the revival of traditional dances in Tuscany



Sunday, 20 March 2011

"Malhão" (JI Tojais)


Our dance is a popular and simple dance in the north of Portugal.The name "Malhão" probably had its origin in some agricultural instrument and it danced a special choreography, men and women had queude up, face to face. They're approaching and turn away and beat the rhythm with their feet. The end of the dance is when they closed all the wheel and jumped together.

http://sotaodaines.chrome.pt/sotao/karaoke_o_malhao.html

This is our portuguese team - JI Tojais (sorry...miss 5 children - we are 20)