Real Music. Real Language. Real Learning.
About the Program
Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music.
With Canta y Baila Conmigo you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking countries.
Canta y Baila Conmigo is a unique curriculum with dual, complimentary goals of music education and language immersion. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, CyBC creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience
Classes are conducted entirely in Spanish by experienced teacher/musicians. Each semester features a collection of carefully selected folk classics, familiar children’s songs, and new adaptations of traditional songs and rhymes. Along with the take-home CD and digital download of materials, families receive a songbook containing Spanish lyrics, sheet music, cultural notes and an English Language Supplement for families learning Spanish.
Like Music Together , CyBC is a music and movement class for children 0-6 and their adult caregivers. It is designed to be accessible to all families, regardless of native language, musical background, ethnicity, age or ability level.
The beautiful Family Songbook with accompanying music CD, and digital download and streaming option is a key component of our curriculum. Each family receives a set of these materials every semester, so that the learning and grooving can continue at home. In addition, registered families have access to the Family Playground, which offers additional family support materials as well as fun “extras” for kids.
What makes Canta y Baila Conmigo different from other language programs?
Many programs teach vocabulary using songs. We pride ourselves in teaching language through music. We take music education seriously, and we present it in the context of language immersion.
This unique curriculum offers:
A fun and motivating Spanish immersion experience
A solid foundation for early musical development
Class activities that promote cognitive, language, motor, and social skills
Exposure through music to the cultures and traditions of Spanish speaking countries
This Spring Canta y Baila Conmigo brings you "Arroz con leche" (Rice Pudding) which will take you to a wonderful world of story and adventure. We will sing about friendly animals, mountains and rivers, and the sun, rain, and snow. We will travel by car and by pirate ship. We will eat salad, oranges, and bananas with rice. We will invite our friends to walk, sing and dance. In the process we will even learn about colors, parts of the body and the vowel sounds in Spanish.
What is included in the 10-week spring session:
One weekly 35 minute interactive class on Zoom
Songbook, CD/music download
Access to the CYBC Family Playground - an online companion. Preview here
Bonus activities in our Santa Rosa Area Music Together Family Portal
About the Teacher, Diana Davidson
We are so lucky to be able to partner with Diana Davidson to bring this class to our families! Diana, a life-long singer and dancer born in Mexico City, holds an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instructional Design and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in World Arts and Cultures. Diana worked as a bilingual and Spanish Immersion elementary school teacher for 10 years in San Diego, Salinas, and Arlington, VA. She has many years of experience working with children ages 0-10 in areas of art, language instruction, music, fitness, and dance. She is a certified Canta y Baila Conmigo teacher and has been teaching the program since 2016. Diana also successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in Alexandria, Virginia in 2007 and her Music Together Certification Level 1 in 2013. Diana is the proud mom of two singing-dancing daughters ages 15 and 10.