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Erik Solbakken to host Eurovision Young Dancers

20 June 2011 at 17:08 CEST

The Young Dancers are gathered in Oslo this week in preparation for the big show on Friday evening, 24th of June.  Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and hosted by the public broadcaster NRK, it will take place in Oslo's renovated Dance House (Dansens Hus).

Dancers from ten European countries will take part. The participating broadcasters include  NRK (Norway), WDR (Germany), SVT (Sweden), NPS (The Netherlands), HRT (Croatia), ERT (Greece), RTVSLO (Slovenia), RTP (Portugal), TVP (Poland) and RTK (Kosovo).

"I'm really looking forward to the show, but also to meet our ten talented dancers from all across Europe.  I think it will be quite a memorable week for our competitors, with a mix of hard work and social time together. And hopefully it all ends with a magnificent show!" - comments Erik Solbakken.

Eurovision Young Dancers has been running biennially for over 30 years and had a recent four year break. It has come back with an event that embraces all forms of dance from hip hop to ballet to street dance.

What sets it apart is the dancers performing already attend dance schools in Europe and are looking for a spring-board to provide themselves with an international career.

"The new format is fun and entertaining so please tune in to your respective countries channels to watch the show," Solbakken adds.

Check out the trailer below!

The show will be broadcast on the night of the show in most countries and during the week that follows for others.

For further information check out the Eurovision Young Dancers website