Aventuras del Verano™
About the program:
Travel through Latin America this summer without leaving Manhattan!
June 26 to August 18, 2017
Tuition: $325 per weekly session
From las playas hermosas del caribe to las montañas altas del Sur, El Taller's "Aventuras del Verano" summer Spanish program gives children an immersive language experience filled with art and music. Each week, students will find inspiration in the culture, geography, and traditions of a different country and its peoples. They will develop vocabulary around the themes through music, movement, art projects, storytelling, and games taught primarily in Spanish. Classes are taught by native speakers in a bilingual format with approximately 75% of the class given to Spanish, and special guests from each week's country add an authenticity to the experience. Class is open to children of all language levels from ages 4 to 10.
Week 1 - Chile: June 26 - June 30
Sing "Dame la mano y danzaremos" by Nobel Prize Winner Gabriela Mistral and paint "Arpilleras" on burlap.
Week 2 - Bolivia: July 5 - July 7
Visit Lake Titicaca, create art inspired by the tin mines, and dance and sing carnival music from La Quebrada de Humahuaca. **3 days only - $195
Week 3 - Venezuela: July 10 - July 14
From Angel's Fall to the Caribbean, water will inspire our art and songs, along with the sound of the venezuelan cuatro.
Week 4 - Puerto Rico: July 17 - July 21
Learn Puerto Rican bomba and plena rhythms, combining African, European, and indigenous culture along with vocal holiday music.
Week 5 - Cuba: July 24 - July 28
Make maracas, sing "Guantanamera," and create new verses, inspired by Pete Seeger
Week 6 - Dominican Republic: July 31 - August 4
Dance merengue and make self-portraits with birds, inspired by Candido Bidó.
Week 7 - Nicaragua: August 7 - August 11
Study the rare freshwater sharks of Lake Nicaragua and La Gigantona y El Pepe Cabezón puppets, with their protesting poetry and street dances.
Week 8 - Mexico: August 14 - August 18
Aztec Mythology emphasizes butterflies. We will use this inspiration in our art, while also making guacamole and horchata.
Weekly tuition is $325 including a healthy snack and all materials. There is a 10% discount for all concurrent registrations by siblings and parents.
To foster an effective learning environment, space is limited to no more than 10 children per class. Please call early to reserve a space.