What is Canta y Baila Conmigo®?
Canta y Baila Conmigo® is a unique curriculum for ages birth through five that immerses kids in two amazing worlds: music and Spanish.
Using the same fantastic philosophy and approach as our Music Together classes, this class is taught in Spanish by a native Spanish-speaker using authentic Spanish songs and rhymes to open the bilingual world to your infant, toddler, or preschooler.
But my little one doesn't even speak yet. Is bilingual education REALLY going to help?
In fact research says children who learn another language before the age of five process that language in the same area of the brain as their mother tongue increasing their fluency and skill with the language over those who begin learning later in life.
That means starting now gives her a head start.
Not to mention the improvement in problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills or improved memory, concentration, executive function, creativity, and mental flexibility that have been proven to come with language learning. #weloveresearch
Learning a language is like giving your brain a super power. And when it's double-charged by music, it does amazing things.
Whether you speak Spanish in the home and are looking for dual language support OR speak absolutely no Spanish and want to broaden you and your child's horizons, Canta y Baila Conmigo's playful, interactive atmosphere will provide a fun, safe environment to explore culture, music, and language.
At Canta y Baila Conmigo you will sing and dance (that's what canta and baila mean after all!) but more than that -- you will connect. With language. With culture. With family and community.
Join the fun and experience the joy of making music together as you enrich your child's experience of Spanish language and culture.
Our goals are
1.) to share a fun, educational weekly activity,
2.) to help your child develop his musical aptitude and bilingual development through our research-based approach, and
3.) to equip YOU and your family to make music and Spanish an enriching part of your life both in and out of class.
Semester enrollment includes:
1.) a weekly 45-minute class led by a trained educator and native Spanish-speaker.
2.) unlimited optional make-up classes should you need to miss your scheduled class and attend another class time.
3.) an engaging bilingual song book with translations, cultural notes, and full song notation.
4.) a CD with the songs we'll be enjoying this semester.
5.) an access code to stream your music digitally through our Bandcamp.
6.) eleven weeks of joyful music-making and memories to last a lifetime!