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Czech Republic: Eurovision Young Dancers Selection Final on February 12

The Czech Republic will hold their selection process for Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 over two days in February.

České televize has launched their selection process for Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in Malta. The Czech Republic is looking for dancers aged between 16 and 21 years old to compete in the contest, they may perform classical ballet, modern dance or street dance.

All of the applicants will be invited to a national final which will be held on February 11 and February 12. The dancers will have up to 5 minutes to perform for a judging panel made up of representatives of České televize and of the Czech dance scene. Two dancers will be selected by the judges. Of these two dancers one will be selected by the EBU to go through to Eurovision Young Dancers 2017, a decision will be made by March 15.

Rules for those wishing to participate:

  • Aged between 16 and 21 years old (born between 10/6/1995 and 9/6/2001)
  • Czech citizen or a minimum of two years residence permit in the country
  • Only solo dancer (you can not dance in pairs)
  • Must not be professionally employed as a dancer
  • master the basics of contemporary and classical ballet
  • may be past winner of this competition

Those interested are invited to fill in an application here.

Source: CT

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First held in 1985 a total of 37 countries have competed at least once in the contest, including Canada in 1987. The competition is open to young dancers who are aged between 16 and 21 years old. Each country is represented by either a solo dancer or a couple, who perform a routine of their choosing for the jury. The jury will select two acts to go through to the final round which is a 90 second dance off. Each dancer is given 45 seconds to perform and impress the judges, at the end of the performances the judges select the winner.
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