The British Association of Teachers of Dancing

European National

National Dance characteristics are derived from many factors, Music, Costume, Customs and Religions, Traditional steps, and styles. It is an activity in which many members of society can take part from the experienced to beginner and includes all age groups. Folk dancing creates an understanding between the social values, cultural influence and education of each regional groups.

The European National Dance Syllabus tries to give teachers and students an insight into the many and various styles, steps and patterns of Europe and hopefully encourage further study in areas where a particular interest is found.

European National Dance provides the basis for most types of dance performed today- from Classical Ballet to Modern dance. It is the heritage of us all and opens the boundaries of the world. We hope you enjoy!