Ungdomsskolen and the Yearly Musical

Elsinore's municipal Ungdomsskole (”Youth school”, in practice a youth club) has two departments in Espergærde and Elsinore. It is a social, cultural and academic meeting place for hundreds of youths. The youth club is especially known for its musical.

”§ 1. The youth club aims to give youths the opportunity to strengthen and improve their abilities. It tries to prepare them for life in the society as a whole, contribute to their lives, and evolve their interest and abilities so they can properly participate in a democratic society.”

Thus the youth club’s role is defined by the law. Translated into modern English, the club offers both education in classic fields such as English, math and art. But also the chance for young men to create a man’s dinner, for those who want to ”make an epic meal”, and there is a Glim & Glam-course for girls, who wants to create girly accessories for the year 2012.

The most visible creative flagship is doubtlessly the youth club's musical. The first was performed in 1979. Since then over 40 shows have been performed, and the youth school musical has become a stable tradition in Elsinore. If anyone should be in doubt; the musical is not merely five students mumbling through lines that they have practised for half an hour. The preparations for the musical last all year, and hundreds of hours are being put into the work by all participants. Thus the musical has been known to breed numerous talents, who late expand to Danish movies, music and theatre.

 

4 comments “Ungdomsskolen og
den årlige musical

  1. 21. september 2012 Jonas Truelsen, 3060 skriver:

    Unge fra 7. klasse og helt op til gymnasiet har et sted at mødes. Drenge og piger med vidt forskellige baggrunde tager del i aktiviteter, hvor hvert talent har en værdi. Alle der har gået her, kommer ud i den globaliserede verden med en forståelse og en åbenhed, der ikke findes andre steder

  2. 21. september 2012 Ellen Thaarslund, 3070 skriver:

    EU Musicalen er et meget centralt samlingspunkt og har været det i lang tid. Derudover bringer det kulturen, teatret og ungdommen til Helsingør

  3. 21. september 2012 Emma Melchiorsen, 3140 skriver:

    Ungdomsskolen kører på et godt koncept med gratis undervisning i fag, åbent for alle og et superhyggeligt sted at være. Der er mulighed for at komm som du er og lave en masse fælles ting

  4. 21. september 2012 Kasper Markussen, 3060 skriver:

    Espergærde Ungdomsskolemusical har en tradition for at spille fremragende musicals, og samtidig strækker dens historie sig langt tilbage. For mange er det en fast begivenhed hvert år, og for mange unge, er det deres måde “at starte året på!” For de unge giver det også et sammenhold, som man sjældent ser andre steder, og man finder venskaber for livet.

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I walk in the sun
The sun is about to catch up to me
The birds have begun singing again
The white cloth in the city is nearly gone
And the joy in the air is almost contagious

Translation based on a poem by Nanna Rasmussen, who went to the youth club’s writer’s workshop in 2010-2011.

An offer to the youths

Elsinor’es municipal youth club is a leisure time offer for the 13-20 year olds in Elsinore municipality. There is a department in Espergærde, one in Elsinore and a department with motor activities in Kvistgård. The youth club started in 1956 in Elsinore and 1963 in Espergærde.