Diocese of Copenhagen
Babysalmesang (English)
Mothers and babies dancing in a circle


Discover Babysalmesang and meet new people in your local community

Living abroad during the coronavirus can be a rootless experience at times. A great way to set down new roots, is through activities such as Babysalmesang (in English: baby-hymn-singing) with other parents in your local community.

Babysalmesang is a hugely popular musical activity for babies and new parents in Denmark, with weekly classes hosted by churches throughout the country. The classes are led by a church musician or specialist music teacher and provide an opportunity for you and your baby to:

- Enjoy music, movement and rhythm together

- Share a playful and stimulating experience while engaging the senses

- Learn songs and hymns in the beautiful church space

- Meet other local parents and babies

Some churches also offer the chance to socialise over a cup of coffee after the class.

Although the classes are usually held in Danish, you do not need to speak or fully understand the language to take part. The teacher will guide you with singing, movement and actions. Maybe you will pick up some new Danish vocabulary from the class too! You do not need to be a member of the National church in Denmark to take part.