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TVP the Polish national broadcaster is reporting that the Czech Republic will be hosting Eurovision Young Dancers 2017.

The final of Młody Tancerz Roku 2018 takes place in two weeks time and TVP the Polish national broadcaster appears to have confirmed that this years Eurovision Young Dancers will take place. The contest which had been previously cancelled after TVM, the Maltese national broadcaster, withdrew from hosting the contest, appears now to be taking place.

TVP reports that the winner of Młody Tancerz Roku will represent Poland and defend their title as reigning champions at Eurovision Young Dancers. They report that the Czech Republic will be hosting this years competition at the end of the year, however no details regarding the venue or date have been announced in the press released.


Młody Tancerz Roku 2018

The final of Młody Tancerz Roku 2018 takes place on May 28, with the contest being broadcast live on TVP Kulture from 20:00 CET. Eight young dancers will be competing to be crowned Young Dancer of the year, they are all aged between 16 and 20 years old and are not professionally engaged.

The eight hopefuls are:

  • Szymon Hawryszko
  • Weronika Sieczkarek
  • Mateusz Dryll
  • Patryk Kaczmarek
  • Alicja Kaczor
  • Paulina Bidzińska
  • Hanna Szychowicz
  • Pola Gonciarz

The eight dancers will perform a solo piece that they have choreographed, as well as dance in a group piece prepared by Jacka Przybyłowicza. Two dancers will be selected by the jury to go through to the dance off from which the jury will select their winner.

On the jury are:

  • IwonaPasińska – Director of the Polish Dance Theater – Poznań Ballet
  • Maksim Woitiul – Soloist at the Teatru Wielkiego – Opery Narodowe
  • Filip Czeszyk – Dancer, choreographer and hip-hop instructor

Source: TVP

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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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