Mnarja Folk Dancing group from Nadur, Gozo, (island dependency of the Republic of Malta) are looking for folk dancing partners in other European countries willing to participate in a European-funded project to exchange and share our rich and diverse culture in folk dancing and in so doing assisting to propagate the said culture among young people.
Objectives of the project:
· To reconnect with our roots, understand our culture and in so doing, preserve and retain our identity
· To liaise with and teach other European partners about traditional folklore dance, so ensuring its propagation and longevity
· To instill within the youth the willingness to continue and pass on our knowledge of folk dancing for generations to come, to promote traditional dancing in secondary schools to
· Instill in the younger generation a willingness to join folk groups and keep traditions alive
· To possibly create enough awareness that traditional dancing may also be considered as an extra-curricular activity at secondary school level