Eurovision Young Dancers 2011

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Eurovision Young Dancers 2011
Eurovision Young Dancers 2011 logo.jpg
Final 24 June 2011
Venue Dance House, Oslo, Norway
Presenter(s) Erik Solbakken[1]
Director Erik Conders
Executive supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev
Executive producer Arild Erikstad
Host broadcaster Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
Number of entries 10
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Voting system Three professional juries choose the top 2 performances, and after the final battle, they choose the winner dancer
Winning dancers  Norway
Daniel Sarr

The Eurovision Young Dancers 2011 was the twelfth edition of the Eurovision Young Dancers, held at the Dance House in Oslo, Norway on 24 June 2011.[2] Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), dancers from ten countries participated in the televised final. Croatia and Kosovo made their début while Germany and Portugal returned. Seven countries withdrew from the contest.[2] This was the first edition to be successfully held since 2005, following cancellations in 2009 and 2007.

The event was aimed at young dancers aged between 15 and 21, competing in modern dances, be it solo or in couples, as long as they were not professionally engaged.[2]

Broadcasters, for this year's EYD were: NRK (Norway), WDR (Germany), SVT (Sweden), NTR (Netherlands), HRT (Croatia), ERT (Greece), RTVSLO (Slovenia), RTP (Portugal), TVP (Poland) and RTK (Kosovo).[3]

Daniel Sarr of Norway won the contest, with Petra Zupančić of Slovenia placing second (runner-up).[4]


For more details on the host venue, see no:Dansens Hus.
Dansens Hus

Dansens Hus (English: Dance House) in Oslo, Norway was the host venue for the 2011 edition of the Eurovision Young Dancers.[2]


The format consists of dancers who are non-professional and between the ages of 16–21, competing in a performance of dance routines of their choice, which they have prepared in advance of the competition. All of the acts then take part in a choreographed group dance during 'Young Dancers Week'.[5]

Jury members of a professional aspect and representing the elements of ballet, contemporary, and modern dancing styles, score each of the competing individual and group dance routines. Once all the jury votes have been counted, the two participants which received the highest total of points progress to a final round. The final round consists of a 90-second 'dual', were each of the finalists perform a 45-second random dance-off routine. The overall winner upon completion of the final dances is chosen by the professional jury members.[5]



Draw Country Participant Dance Choreographer Result
01  Sweden Louise Lind "Oya" Mauro Rojas Out
02  Croatia Grigor Bazdar "Under the Skin" Valentina Ivankovic Pelikan Out
03  Germany Joy Kammin "Change Your Levels" Joy Kammin & Erika Winkler Out
04  Norway Daniel Sarr "Full Force" Daniel Sarr & Maria Karlsen Advanced
05  Kosovo Tringa Hysa "Rebirth" Rudina Berdynaj Out
06  Netherlands Floor Eimers "Dutch Breeze" Floor Eimers Out
07  Poland Adam Myslinski "Mania - C" Katarzyna Kmiec Out
08  Slovenia Petra Zupančić "On the Edge" Mitja Popovski Advanced
09  Portugal Ricardo Macedo "Todos Os Ais São Meus" Catarina Moreira Out
10  Greece Spiridoula Magouritsa "Ultima Carta" Katerina Sarri Out

Final duel[edit]

Country Participant Result
 Norway Daniel Sarr Winner
 Slovenia Petra Zupančić Runner Up

Jury members[edit]

The jury members consisted of the following:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Erik Solbakken to host Eurovision Young Dancers | News | Eurovision Song Contest". 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eurovision Young Dancers 2011: About the show". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eurovision Young Dancers revamped for prime time | News | Eurovision Song Contest". 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Eurovision Young Dancers 2011: Participants". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Eurovision Young Dancers - Format". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

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