EU Code Week

Code Week Dance

Code Week Dance

Who said programmers couldn’t dance? We will prove otherwise with the #CodeWeekDance challenge..

Who can join?

Everyone from schools, teachers, libraries to code clubs, businesses and public authorities are invited to celebrate EU Code Week by organising a #CodeWeekDance activity and adding it to the Code Week map..

How to participate?

Choose from five types of activities or come up with your own. Regardless of which activity you choose, don't forget to add it to our map.

1. Programme a friend or a parent - no computer needed

Coding lets you give commands to an electronic device. But technically, you don’t need a computer to be able to code. Instead, grab a partner – it can be your classmate, a friend, a parent or even a teacher, and give them instructions how to perform the #CodeWeekDance, which they need to follow precisely.

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2. Visual Programmming

Code your Code Week dance in Scratch. Use the Code Week characters or make your own in Scratch and programme them to do the #CodeWeekDance Share your project with us in this Scratch Studio.

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3. Text-based programming

Produce the #CodeWeekDance theme with Python or JavaScript, using code-based music creation platforms like EarSketch or Sonic Pi.

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4. Robotics

Program your robot to follow your instructions and perform the Code Week Dance.

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5. Live Dance Challenge

Record a video of yourself, your team or your robot performing the #CodeWeekDance, share it on Instagram and get a shot at going viral and winning some Code week goodies! Interested? Follow these steps:
  • Record the video using Instagram Stories
  • Follow @CodeWeekEU on Instagram
  • Mention @CodeWeekEU in your story with the dance and make sure to use the hashtag #CodeWeekDance
Winners will be selected every day and announced on our Instagram channel via Stories, so don't forget to check your notifications regularly, you might just run into good luck today.

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The #CodeWeekDance is based on the Ode to Code, composed by Brendan Paolini, and the dance developed by Bianca Maria Berardi in 2015, from an idea of Alessandro Bogliolo, Professor of Computer Systems at the University of Urbino.

How to get involved

Can’t wait to start coding? If you would like to join the EU Code Week community but don't know where to start, take a look at these resources that will help get you started, just in time for our annual celebration in October.