After having travelled around the world as a gymnast on the “National Danish Gym Team”, engineer Uwe Godbersen founded Flying Superkids in 1967. It started out as a gymnastic team with 20 girls, but soon the club had 400 members.
Uwe Godbersen had his own way of teaching and choreographing gymnastics. His overall idea was, that gymnastics should not be too traditional and ceremonious, and he mixed the gymnastics with funny ideas, costumes, untraditional music and lighting.
Back then he got a lot of criticism from the Danish gymnastic society, where some were so outraged that they even referred to him as “the Gymnastic Provo”. But it was the combination of the solid basic training of the children and, most of all, the unusual vision that started a new wave in Danish gymnastics.
Within a few years the best of the children started to perform all over Denmark. The international breakthrough came in 1975, when the children performed live on national German television.
The interest in the team spread like rings in the water; invitations flew in from all of Europe and, in 1982, the Superkids went on their first coast to coast tour in the USA.