History

The Eurovision Young Dancers competition was first staged in Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 1985. It is staged every two years, although took a break from 2005-2011 for the Eurovision Dance Contest. Spain has won the competition the most times, five, whilst Sweden, Belgium, and Switzerland have all come second twice. Below you can find out more about Eurovision Young Dancers over the past 14 editions.

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History by Country

Name First participation Times participated Victories
Flag of Republika e Shqipërisë Albania Pilsen 2015 Klaudio Begaj | Scream of life 1 0
Flag of Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun Armenia Gdansk 2013 Vahagn Margaryan | Blind Alley 1 0
Flag of Republik Österreich Austria Schwetzingen 1987 Erika Nowak | Variation of the girl friends from "Raymonda" 5 0
Flag of Byelarus Belarus Gdansk 2013 Yana Shtangey | Esmeralda Variation 1 1 Gdansk 2013 Yana Shtangey | Esmeralda Variation
Flag of Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique/Königreich Belgien Belgium Reggio Emilia 1985 Ariane van de Vyver & Ben Huys | 9 0
Flag of Republika Bulgariya Bulgaria Helsinki 1991 Diliana Nikiforova | “The Sleeping Beauty” 1 0
Flag of Canada Schwetzingen 1987 Stephen Legate | Variation from “La Bayadère” 2 0
Flag of Republika Hrvatska Croatia Oslo 2011 Grigor Bazdar | Under the Skin 1 0
Flag of Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία (Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía) Cyprus Paris 1989 Hélène O'Keefe | 7 0
Flag of Česká republika Czech Republic Lyon 1999 Lukas Slavicky & Zuzana Zahradnikova | "Don Quixote" 6 1 Gdansk 2013 Adéla Abdul Khalegová | Love Under Pressure
Flag of Kongeriget Danmark Denmark Schwetzingen 1987 Rose Gad Poulsen & Nikolaj Hübbe | Divertissement from “La Sylphide” 4 1 Schwetzingen 1987 Rose Gad Poulsen & Nikolaj Hübbe | Divertissement from “La Sylphide”
Flag of Eesti Vabariik Estonia Stockholm 1993 Stanislav Jermakov & Luana Georg | "The Flower Festival in Genzano" 4 0
Flag of Suomen tasavalta/Republiken Finland Finland Reggio Emilia 1985 Anneke Lönnroth | 11 0
Flag of République française France Reggio Emilia 1985 Christine Landault & Stephane Elizabe | 7 0
Flag of Bundesrepublik Deutschland Germany Reggio Emilia 1985 Stefanie Eckhof | 11 2 Gdansk 2013 Felix Berning | Home Lyon 1999 Stegli Yohan & Katja Wünsche | "Cinderella"
Flag of Ελληνική Δημοκρατία (Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía) Greece Stockholm 1993 Theodora Bourbou | "Esmeralda" 8 0
Flag of Magyar Köztársaság Hungary Lausanne 1995 Sàra Weisz | “Death” 3 0
Flag of Éire Ireland London 2001 Sarah Reynolds | Conversations in Silence 1 0
Flag of Repubblica Italiana Italy Reggio Emilia 1985 Sabrina Vitangeli | 4 0
Flag of Kosovo Oslo 2011 Tringa Hysa | Rebirth 1 0
Flag of Latvijas Republika Latvia Gdynia 1997 Viktorija Janson | "Sleeping Beauty: Aurora's variation" 5 0
Flag of Repubblika ta' Malta Malta Pilsen 2015 Anthea Zammit | "Ticrita" - Tear Apart 1 0
Flag of Kongeriket Norge Norway Reggio Emilia 1985 Arne Fagerholt | 10 2 Gdansk 2013 Julie Schartum Dokken | Moment Oslo 2011 Daniel Sarr | Full Force
Flag of Rzeczpospolita Polska Poland Stockholm 1993 Jacek Bres & Anna Sasiadek | "Esmeralda" 9 2 Gdansk 2013 Kristóf Szabó | My Life and Love Might Still Go on in Your Heart London 2001 David & Marcin Kupinski | Brothers
Flag of República Portuguesa Portugal Paris 1989 Ana Lacerda | 3 0
Flag of România Romania Amsterdam 2003 Ovidiu Matei Iancu | "Swan Lake" 2 0
Flag of Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Russia Lausanne 1995 Masha Alexandrova | “Coppélia: variation de Swanilda” 1 0
Flag of Slovenská republika Slovakia Gdynia 1997 Roman Lazik | "La Sylphide" 2 0
Flag of Republika Slovenija Slovenia Stockholm 1993 Ursa Vidmar | "Don Quixote" 8 1 Gdansk 2013 Patricija Crnkovič | Passion
Flag of Reino de España Spain Reggio Emilia 1985 Arantxa Argüelles | 8 4 Gdynia 1997 Antonio Carmena San José | "Angelitos Locos" Lausanne 1995 Jesús Pastor Sahuquillo & Ruth Miró Salvador | “Arrayan Daraxa” Stockholm 1993 Zenaida Yanowsky | "Esmeralda" Helsinki 1991 Amaya Iglesias | Variations from “La Grisi”
Flag of Konungariket Sverige Sweden Reggio Emilia 1985 Mia Stagh & Göran Svalberg | 14 2 Gdansk 2013 Stephanie Liekola Isla | Entrapped Amsterdam 2003 Kristina Oom & Sebastian Michanek | "Light Beings"
Flag of Confoederatio Helvetica Switzerland Reggio Emilia 1985 Xavier Ferla | 9 0
Flag of Koninkrijk der Nederlanden The Netherlands Reggio Emilia 1985 Jeanette den Blijker & Ruben Brugman | 11 2 Gdansk 2013 Sedrig Verwoert | The 5th Element Warsaw 2005 Milou Nuyens | "Snakesense"
Flag of Ukrayina Ukraine London 2001 Leonid Sarafanov | Variation of Paquita (masculin role) 3 2 Gdansk 2013 Nikita Vasylenko | The Legend of Spartacus Amsterdam 2003 Jerlin Ndudi | "Le Corsaire"
Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom Reggio Emilia 1985 Maria Almeida & Errol Pickford | 6 1 Paris 1989 Tetsuya Kumakawa |
Flag of Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija Yugoslavia Schwetzingen 1987 Vedrana Ostojic | Variation from “Le Corsaire” 3 0