WHAT ARE CANTA Y BAILA CLASSES LIKE?

                                 

   An immersion experience like no other featuring:

  • 45-minute classes full of song, dance, and instrument play...where learning is fun!

  • Age-appropriate instruction by native Spanish speakers, talented musicians, and experienced educators

  • Engaging music recordings carefully selected to represent the wide variety of Hispanic musical traditions

  • A take-home CD and songbook with lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes, and an English Language Supplement for families learning Spanish. Four collections in all so you receive new music each semester.

  • A community that welcomes all levels of Spanish speakers

  • A great place to shake, shimmy, and cha-cha-cha to your hearts content

Canta y Baila Conmigo®HAS TWO TYPES OF CLASSES SO EVERYONE CAN GET EXPERIENCE THE GIFT OF MUSIC AND LANGUAGE!


Canta y Baila Conmigo™

Music and movement in Spanish for children 0-5 and their adult caregivers.

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ is a unique program that combines music education and language immersion.  With Canta y Baila Conmigo™ you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking cultures.  Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. 

Each semester of Canta y Baila Conmigo™ features a different collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children’s songs and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes, all beautifully arranged and recorded for the family take-home CD.  In addition to the CD, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural information, and an English Language supplement for Spanish learners with song translations and language notes.

 

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ Niños Grandes

For ages 5-7 years old. 

This Canta y Baila Conmigo™ class is specifically geared toward early school-aged kids, who are still at a critical point in both their music and language development.  Canta y Baila Conmigo™ Niños Grandes capitalizes on the enthusiasm and growing independence of this age group.  Using the same music collection as the parent-child class, Niños Grandes expands older kids’ learning experience through role play, more complex rhythm and melodic activities, improvisation and cooperative games.  The goals of the class are for kids to expand their communication skills in the Spanish language, deepen their music-making experience, and strengthen social and interpersonal skills.  Parents are encouraged to join in for the last 10 minutes of class.  Niños Grandes is perfect for kids who have “graduated” from the parent-child class format, and as always, welcomes all levels of Spanish.