Students at two Clarke County elementary schools got a special visit last Tuesday morning when the National Danish Performance Team stopped by.
The National Danish Performance Team is part of DGI. An independent, non-profit Sport for All Federation of Denmark with approximately 1.5 million members, which is more than 25 percent of the population in Denmark.
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DGI emphasizes the importance of community building, self-empowerment and healthy living.
The National Danish Performance holds workshops and clinics, and gives performances to share the motivation and inspiration of an active lifestyle. They seek to inspire people around the world to exercise and enjoy life. National Danish Performance Team have toured the world since 1994. The team is renowned around the world for its inspiring workshops, dazzling shows and performances. And more than 2 million people from nearly 60 countries have seen their shows.
Children at Chase Street Elementary School and Fowler Drive Elementary School who saw the performance were hopping, skipping, jumping, running, bouncing, tossing, tumbling, rolling and sliding all over the place, according to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald.
“They are very, very skilled gymnasts, said Fowler Drive Elementary physical education and health teacher Pauly Shenton as she watched 14 Danish Performance Team members – half the team – working with Fowler Drive kindergarten students Wednesday morning. The other 14 team members were putting on a similar demonstration at Chase Street Elementary School,” the article reads.
The team stopped in Clarke County last week for three days of workshops, performances and being ambassadors for Denmark, a country of about 5.7 million.
“The team tries to counter the sedentary lifestyles that have become more and more a global health threat as jobs have changed from physical work to punching keys on a computer keyboard,” the article reads.
The two Clarke schools were reportedly chosen due to their affiliation with UGA’s Physical Activity and Learning Program.