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