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Do you want full speed ahead? to improve your technique? new skills? that extra rotation? the best teachers?

25 meters. 8 touches. Only a handful of seconds of total control and breathtaking speed. If you know power tumbling, you know why it’s awesome and why Ollerup is the right place to train.
About the stay

Throw yourself backwards - and right into it

At Ollerup’s Powertumbling course you can expect to be trained by some of the best tumbling teachers in breathtaking facilities, while you live in the middle of the beating heart of gymnastics – right here in the South of Funen. You’ll be a part of a century-old folk high school community, whilst getting trained and ready to throw yourself into one of the core disciplines of competitive gymnastics. And we absolutely guarantee that it’s going to be amazing!

At Ollerup you get exactly the education that gets you ready for competitions – no matter if it’s the nationals or the olympics. At the same time you’ll be a part of an old, but young, folk high school and training community, where the entire waiting line at the air track goes ballistic when you throw your hands in the air after having landed a new skill for the first time. If you know that feeling, you know how awesome it is to be part of an environment where you really celebrate each others’ successes and development. We know and live for that exact feeling.

Technique + strength = SPEED

Powertumbling is one of our more specialised courses, focusing on individual progress in an open, social training environment. At Ollerup you’ll come into contact with a broad range of gymnastic disciplines, but in this course you’ll primarily increase your level in classical, backwards tumbling. It’s all about thorough feedback, repetition and instructions on your own premises, so that we can stay in your zone of development and ensure that you get the most out of your training

As part of your stay, you’ll have the chance to participate in, among others the powertumbling Nationals for both individuals and teams, take part in Ollerups shows, go on show tours to Germany and at the same time learn to understand your body under the pressure of both training and shows. You’ll also learn how to prevent injury, so you can avoid forced breaks from your training. Apart from this you get the opportunity to combine your training with a leader education in gymnastics, so you can turn your gymnastics competencies into a professional asset in the future.

Powertumbling at Ollerup
Powertumbling elev
Powertumbling elev


Who takes on the stay

A global tumbling environment

Because powertumbling is an individual sport, we receive a lot of international students who want specialized training while they enjoy the Danish folk high school culture. Don’t be alarmed though – we also have entirely ordinary, home-bred gymnasts who just love tumbling. We make no demands about medals, but instead focus on training at your level, so your chances of actually collecting a few medals are as high as possible. And – in all modesty – our chances are pretty good.

Your experience is of less consequence than your motivation and willingness to give tumbling your very best try. Under every circumstance you’re going to be a part of the folk high school life, we and our students have enjoyed for the past century – literally. You get the opportunity to combine different elective, excursions, travels and events, and you’ll get a chance to experience the community and bubbling social environment that fill up both our gymnasiums and our old class rooms with life. We love it – and we’re sure that you will too.

Your dividend

What do you get in Powertumbling?

As a student of our Powertumbling course you’ll get:

  • Professional powertumbling teaching at the highest level
  • Individual training and goal-setting in a social environment
  • Knowledge of how to prevent injuries in an intense life of training
  • The possibility to take part in the Danish nationals – individual and teams
  • Daily training in our unique tumbling center
  • Ollerup’s folk high school life with everything that entails

Ollerup is the world’s oldest sports college, and we have room for you and your development. Both in our professional tumbling center, our old community and in our day-to-day lives at our school. You get all the social things, the events, the teachers and the entire experience in one collected, intense and amazing package, we’re sure you’ll love.

We look forward to seeing you.

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At Ollerup, we offer a wide range of both creative and more physical electives.

We simply call the non-sporting electives electives, and you have them two hours a week. We call the physical electives Sports, and you have them either two hours (spring) or four hours (autumn) per week.


High school subjects

Those who live together learn together!

As a folk high school student, you have some folk high school subjects that are based on the community at Ollerup.

High school subjects

Everyday life at Ollerup

As a student at Gymnastikhøjskolen in Ollerup, you largely put together your own stay. You choose about half of your weekly teaching hours yourself, so you can be sure that your stay is tailored exactly to you.

Everyday life

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