This class combines our Bailemos-Let’s Dance Class and our Pintemos-Let’s Paint Class
it is a celebration of creativity but with a spanish twist!
La Vida Creativa class is a two hour drop-off class for 2-3 year olds where we introduce children to the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries through art, dance and music.
Every class will open with circle time where the children will become familiar with a set of Spanish songs, stories and games. There will be some old favorites but always with a Latin twist!
We will introduce the Spanish language by learning colors, numbers, days, animals and phrases in Spanish. We are thrilled to hear from many parents that their child has started counting in Spanish when they climb stairs or in the bathtub. What is wonderful about this is that the children have done it without prompting.
The dance portion of the class is all about encouraging the innate rhythm and the natural love of music and movement that your child demonstrates whenever they hear music. We will introduce them to music that they might not otherwise get to hear – cha-cha, salsa, mambo, flamenco and argentine tango! The music is the inspiration for the class. It is impossible NOT to dance when you hear great Latin music and we’ve found some fantastic music!!
We will discover the rhythms of latin music with our “huevitos” (egg shakers). Some of our students call this their “cha cha class”. Children are great mimics and it is a wonderful sight to see a two or three year old dance salsa.
During the art portion of the class, the children will have a great time exploring a world of color with paints, crayons, play doh and more.
We will continue to blend Spanish into the class during the art session. The teacher will describe the colors and projects that we do in class in both English and Spanish.
We will read some of our favorite books but in Spanish. We LOVE LOVE LOVE Eric Carle so we will use a lot of his books as the inspiration for the class.
We will also celebrate the different seasons and Holidays and learn how those seasons and Holidays are celebrated in Spanish-speaking countries.
We will start to slow things down at the end of class with story time reading the Spanish versions of children’s favorites such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear (“Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo”) and singing songs such as “Brilla Brilla Estrellita” (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) and “Adios Amigos” (Goodbye Friends).
We end every class singing and dancing to “We Did It! – Lo Hicimos!” from Dora the Explorer.
Fall 2019 Schedule
Our Fall session of classes is starting on October 7, 2019. It is a 16 week session ending on February 14th, 2020.
Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm - no class on October 14th
Wednesday 10.30am to 12.30pm - no class on November 27th
Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm - no class on November 29th
You can choose one, two or three mornings.
The cost for one morning per week is $1,160 - we’re offering two spots with a 10% discount until 6/30 - just $1,044. If you prefer to pay in monthly installments, you can pay a deposit of $360 and then 5 monthly payments of $160.
The cost for two mornings per week is $2,240 - we’re offering two spots with a 15% discount until 6/30 - just $1,904. If you prefer to pay in monthly installments, you can pay a deposit of $640 and then 5 monthly payments of $320.
The cost for three mornings per week is $3,240 - we’re offering two spots with a 20% discount until 6/30 - just $2,592. If you prefer to pay in monthly installments, you can pay a deposit of $940 and then 5 monthly payments of $460.