Šiauliai      Литва

Dance ensemble “Želmenėliai” was established in 1969 in Šiauliai, in Lithuania. “Želmenėliai” is alike dance training school for boys and girls from 5 to 18 years old who attend it at their free time. Not only children but their parents dance too. They have possibility to learn about Lithuanian folklore, Scenic dances, Classical dances, Ball-room dances and dances of other nations. 

“Želmenėliai” was the winner of many competitions. The group’s basic award was the nomination for the best Lithuanian folk dance ensemble of children of the year 2005 and the ensemble received the “Aukso paukštė” (The Golden Bird Prize) for it’s excellent creative achievements.

The dance group takes part not only in Lithuanian cities and villages but “Želmenėliai” showed it’s art in Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Russia, Check Republic, Poland, Portugal, Austria and etc.