My Spanish Village offers extracurricular classes including ballet twice a month for both boys and girls. Catherine Bartomeo, an instructor from The Ballet School of Walnut Creek, teaches the children beginning basics of this famous form of dance.
We love ballet classes because we truly believe ballet promotes physical strength and agility, can boost concentration, help children develop an understanding of music and rhythm and generate a love of movement.
We had an amazing week discovering Spanish speaking countries and ending with our Fiesta Internacional Hispana!
Our My Spanish Villagers immersed themselves in a very cultural and diverse learning experience discovering each country's food, culture and native dances.
Each class was assigned a Latin country to learn about. The countries included Perú, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Argentina, México, España, Colombia and El Salvador. The students created art and dance routines for a final celebration at the end of the week.
It was a spectacular and joyous dance performance representing each country from each class. From Flamenco to Tango to Cumbia, these kids really did an amazing job celebrating the many Latin cultures and looked absolutely adorable doing it.
We had such a fun EGG HUNT this year! Our students found chocolate eggs in their hand made baskets and wore their adorable bunny ear hats. It was a short activity time, but totally worth taking the pictures of our bunny look alike students.
Each class also made adorable egg and chicken crafts. Click "Read More" below to see all the eggcellent things the children created to celebrate the Easter holiday!
In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to learn that martial arts’ training is actually very beneficial to kids.
Like so many other things that Hollywood doesn’t always get right, martial arts isn’t quite the brutal, vicious pastime that it seems. In fact, these are 10 of the reasons why you may want to consider martial arts training for your kids. Read more about the many benefits of karate for kids here.