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This genre covers a wide range of European Folk Dance including Scottish, Finnish, Danish and English to name but a few. These traditional dances were developed by communities in the corresponding country and help provide a sense of community and awareness of others.

Syllabus outline

Download the National syllabus from the theatre dance syllabus page.

Syllabus notes

Teachers are reminded that in the Revised Vocational Graded Syllabus three Balkan dances are to be presented. 

If the following countries are chosen there are to be three dances shown from each.

Intermediate Foundation - Serbia

Intermediate - Romania

Advanced 1 - Macedonia/Croatia

Advanced 2 - Bulgaria 

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