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World Dance en Espanol (ages 9+)
From 11:00 am to 11:45 am
This bilingual English Spanish class class offers a fun way for children to develop a sense of rhythm and strengthen their self-expression and confidence skills. It combines traditional dance instruction with community dance experience. It offers the opportunity to become familiar with the rhythms of the Afro Latin world (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia) which are proven to be an excellent way to workout as well as increase feelings of joy and enthusiasm for life.
Penélope Baquero is an multidisciplinary artist and educator from Bogotá, Colombia. For over 20 years she has been involved with educational and ecological projects in various countries of the Americas, focusing her efforts in initiatives aimed to strengthen values of ecological awareness, peace, and self-empowement with children. While living in Missoula since 2000 she has worked with the Missoula International School, 5 Valleys Waldorf, as well as an independent artist teaching residencies in public and private schools and organizing artistic collaborations with various local artists to share ideals of Earth stewardship. Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts are Penélope´s mediums to engage children in experiences that are fun and that offer them an opportunity to grow individually while being part of a collective effort. She was a co-founder of Sundog Ecovillage, a Permaculture project in Potomac MT.