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YOGA EN ESPAÑOL
This program is designed to develop the Spanish language skills of the students through the union of mind and body that happens naturally in yoga. We will utilize yoga postures to teach students a plethora of vocabulary words and phrases.This program will be integrated in the Extended Program for 3-6 years old.
BALLET EN ESPAÑOL (3 - 5 YEARS OLD)
This introduction to Ballet class will focus on strengthening the body muscles by warming up and stretching through simple songs in Spanish that incorporate the body parts. The purpose is to develop physical awareness and contact with the child's own body, while creating graceful movements. Basic Ballet positions will be practiced, and we'll use props and the barre to gain strength.
"Sydney loves ballet so much that she occasionally insists on sleeping in her ballet slippers. Seriously." Nancy Lublin, mother of Sydney (3 yrs old)
FLAMENCO EN ESPAÑOL (4 - 7 YEARS OLD)
This class will focus on the introduction of basic flamenco rhythms through clapping "palmas" (in order to understand the beat), arm movement (called "braceo"), "marcaje" ( body coordination and to mark the compás) and footwork (taconeo), appropriate for beginners. Instruction will be entirely in Spanish by mimicking and following the teacher's lead. The subtle incorporating of the language will anticipate that children will be able to learn effortlessly. Students will also learn to appreciate the musical styles so wide in the traditional flamenco and classic Spanish music, such as the "palos" and will learn some basic choreography and flamenco repertoire.
"Flamenco was a wonderful discovery for us. As has been typical of our experience with ¡HOLA!, the class was taught with a style that engaged younger children, and combined Spanish instruction with a rigorous approach to dance. The result was a program where our daughter and her classmates progressed to a level that we hadn't imagined possible. At the end of 6 months we parents watched proudly as a group of kids from 4 1/2 to 9 years old actually danced Flamenco! We enjoyed the class tremendously and we're looking forward to continuing in the months ahead."
TEATRO EN ESPAÑOL (1 - 3 YEARS OLD)
Fun and educational, this music class is designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers to learn music concepts in Spanish from a native speaker and interact through all senses in a live music setting. Children enjoy being a part of the musical experience singing and moving to catchy songs (classic and original) that will help them build important motor, social skills and build vocabulary. Mariana is a Berklee College of Music graduate, and will be singing with her guitar!