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Belarus to debute in this year's Eurovision Young Dancers contest

Belarus will debute in the Eurovision Young Dancers this year

Representatives of 10 countries — Armenia, Belarus, Sweden, Germany, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republicwill compete for victory in the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013 competition. It will be held on June, 14 at the Baltic State Opera in Gdansk  (Poland).

Our country will be represented in this contest by 18-year-old Yana Shtangey. She was born in Ukraine but lives in Minsk and is a 3-d year Belarus Choreography College student.

According to the rules of the competition, only young solo-dancers aged between 16 and 21 and not professionally engaged are eligible. Every participant performs one individual dance, prepared in advance. Then he takes part in a group dance choreographed by an independent dancer. Two people, who gain the highest score, are selected to the final round, where they perform a spontaneous dance which finally determines the winner.

The Eurovision Young Dancers is held under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union to demonstrate the level of contemporary artistic dance and attract international attention and television audiences to the best young dancers of Europe.

The competition was launched in 1985 and first held in Italy. This year’s event will be the 15th.

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