In Denmark, gymnastics is much more than a sport. It is a way of life. This month the National Danish Performance Team is visiting Georgia to share their love of gymnastics and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle with Georgia Shape. The team is made up of 28 young people who are traveling the world to perform a combination of modern rhythmic gymnastics, dance, artistic vaulting, tumbling, trampoline and high-energy acrobatics. It is a display of the highest level of athleticism.
This is the third year the National Danish Performance Team has partnered with Georgia Shape and visited Georgia Shape schools and partners. The National Danish Performance Team will visit Atlanta-area early care, elementary and middle schools and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to conduct workshops that share the joy and empowerment of exercise.
The workshops focus on empowering young people to move, exercise, eat nutritiously and play well. This includes dancing, jumping, tumbling, balancing and basic fitness activities. The athletes celebrate the joy of movement with a unique Danish style in their workshops. These visits are also an opportunity for the National Danish Performance Team to learn more about the countries that they are visiting and to interact with young people from all over the world.
Along with the workshops, the National Danish Performance Team will perform a show at Oglethorpe University on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. This is part of their 2018-19 NAMUH World Tour, which includes world-class gymnastics, powerful tumbling and graceful movements. These Danish athletes are ambassadors of a healthy and active lifestyle for children and youth all over the world. It is a family-friendly event. The team will meets the audience after the show, and children can try some of their equipment. This will be the National Danish Performance Team’s only show in Atlanta this year.
In their 2018-2019 World Tour so far, the team has visited Germany, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, South Korea, Taiwan, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico. This tour included the first time the National Danish Performance Team visited the Middle East, workshops with more than a thousand participants in Taipei, and a show on a closed runway of a military air base in Bogota.
Danish High Schools are pioneers in taking young athletes abroad, and since the 1930’s gymnastics teams have inspired exercise, joy, and empowerment around the world. The National Danish Performance Team have toured the world since 1994. Today the team is globally renowned for its inspiring workshops, dazzling shows, and performances. More than 2 million people from nearly 60 countries have seen their shows.
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