Eurovision Young Dancers 2011
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|Eurovision Young Dancers 2011|
|Final||24 June 2011|
|Venue||Dance House, Oslo, Norway|
|Directed by||Erik Conders|
|Executive supervisor||Vladislav Yakovlev|
|Executive producer||Arild Erikstad|
|Host broadcaster||Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)|
|Number of entries||10|
|Voting system||Three professional juries choose the top 2 performances, and after the final battle, they choose the winner dancer|
|Winning dancers|| Norway|
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. 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. 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. Daniel Sarr of Norway won the contest, with Petra Zupančić of Slovenia placing second (runner-up).
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'.
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. The jury members consisted of the following:
|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|
|Slovenia||Petra Zupančić||Runner Up|
The contest was broadcast by the following broadcasters:
|Date of broadcast||Country||Station|
|24 June 2011||Greece||ERT1|
|25 June 2011||Portugal||RTP1|
|2 July 2011||Slovenia||RTVSLO2|
|3 July 2011||Netherlands||NTR2|
|9 July 2011||Croatia||HRT 2|
|10 July 2011||Germany||WDR Fernsehen|
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