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El Taller Latino Americano (The Latin American Workshop) has served New York City since 1979. We are committed to bridging the gap between Latin America and North America through language, art, dance, theater, and music. For over 30 years, we have partnered with public schools, hospitals, and other community organizations. Bilingual programming developed with Sesame Street has helped form the foundation of our curriculum to engage children and adults. Space is limited to no more than 10 children per week in order to foster an effective learning environment. Call early to reserve a space.
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 -Argentina July 2- July 6 (No classes in July 4th)
Sing "La milonga de los colores" and paint with Alejandro Xul Solar's art work.
Week 2 -Colombia July 9- July 13
Learn Colombian Vallenato rhythm, make maracas, and create "molas" from Kuna women's
Week 3 -Nicaragua July 16- July 20
Study the rare freshwater sharks of Lake Nicaragua. Learn about La Gigantona y El Pepe Cabezón puppets, with the protesting poetry and street dances.
Week 4 -Dominican Republic July 23-July 27
Dance merengue and make self portraits with birds, inspired by Candico Bidó.
Week 5 -Puerto Rico July 30-August 3
Learn Puerto Rican bomba and plena rhythms, combining African, European, and indigenous culture along with vocal holiday music.
Week 6 -Mexico August 6- August 10
Aztec mythology emphasizes butterflies. We will use this inspiration in our art, while also making guacamole and horchata.
Week 7-Regresando a NYC August 13- August 17
Sing Bernardo Palombo's song "Los Idiomas" and learn about the mixture of cultures in NYC. Discover your identity.
Tuition & Registration
$325 per week- includes a healthy snack and allmaterials