Spanish and Dance

Dance is a fundamental part of Andalucian and Hispanic culture in general and this Spanish plus Flamenco or Salsa programme pays tribute to this wonderful Spanish culture. Our partner school in Malaga, Spain has a large and well-equipped dance studio and is renowned for its excellent dance teachers. Even people with two left feet emerge as competent dancers !!

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: From 1 week
  • Lessons per week: 30
  • Maximum class size: 20
  • Typical student age: 18 - 61
  • Typical student mix:
    71% European, 14% Far Eastern, 5% Middle Eastern, 10% North American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 2 Feb 2015
    • 16 Feb 2015
    • 16 Mar 2015
    • 30 Mar 2015
    • 27 Apr 2015
    • 18 May 2015
    • 24 Aug 2015
    • 14 Sep 2015
    • 12 Oct 2015
    • 26 Oct 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 346.00 EUR

    Tuition length options

    • 1 week: 346.00 EUR
    • 2 weeks: 632.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 70.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Course overview

These are 1 or 2 week courses combining the Intensive Course of General Spanish with two lessons per day of dance classes.

Intensive Spanish

This is a four lesson per day programme of General Spanish. It is offered at all levels from total beginner to advanced and covers all aspects of the Spanish language. General Spanish. Reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar structures and vocabulary.

Different aspects of Spanish culture and customs. Each day's class work is further reinforced by an average of 1-2 hours of integrated homework.

Teaching programme

The teaching programme has been carefully designed to provide an intensive, progressive course, with a good balance between the various skills and continual practice of the new points introduced each day.

Teaching methodology

The school uses an eclectic, integrated method combining many aspects of the communicative approach with structured learning of grammar and syntax. Each day, according to the progress of each class and our detailed course syllabus, a new area of language is introduced and practised in a systematic manner. 

This involves some elements of traditional teaching methods, as well as classroom activities such as language games, pair work and role-plays aimed at developing communicative fluency.  Students are actively encouraged to speak in Spanish from the very beginning.

Social programme

As an integral part of your Spanish learning process the school actively encourages you to enjoy some of the great sporting and excursion opportunities that are available. For some activities there is a small extra charge others are free.

Sports

The school provides you with all the information that you need to make the most of Málaga's excellent sports and social facilities. There is a huge range on offer:

  • Fitness training at the school’s gym
  • Tennis on the courts by the beach
  • Hiking
  • Golf and one of a number of nearby courses
  • Jogging trails
  • Aerobics classes in the dance studio

 

 

Spanish Dance

Salsa

In recent years there has been a huge world-wide resurgence of interest in all forms of "Latin" dance. This has resulted in a tremendous success for the school’s Spanish courses combined with Salsa and other Latin dance forms.

Flamenco

Andalucia is the cradle of Flamenco – a passionate art form which is one of the key influences of Andalucian culture. There are 3 areas of flamenco: Baile (dance), Cante (singing), Toque (guitar and rhythm). The programme concentrates on teaching dance.

It is an introductory programme and aims to teach the steps of the Sevillanas and some other typical Flamenco movements.

Dance studio

The Dance Studio has a purpose-built wooden floor,air conditioning, sound system and practice mirrors.

Adjustable partitioning allows lessons to be given in smaller or larger spaces according to need.

Note:

Salsa and Sevillana classes continue to be offered once or twice a week as a part of the social programme for those who do not want an intensive dance programme

Excursions and activities

The school passionately believes that all these things help bring your Spanish alive. So do we ! So, if your legs have not been completely danced out, we urge you to take the opportunity while you are in Malaga to learn about Spain, see the countryside of Andalucía, eat Spanish food, meet Spanish people and visit the great cities. The schools dedicated excursions team help you to do all this and more!  The school organises visits  to:   

  • Cordoba
  • Granada 
  • Sevilla 
  • Ronda 
  • White-washed villages like Nerja and Frigiliana.

You can also go to Africa for the weekend and you will be able to see first hand a little of the modern-day Moroccan culture that in the past had such an influence in forming the traditions, way of life and architectural heritage that we see in Andalucía and Málaga today. 

The school offers a great range of other activities as well including:

  • Learning to cook real paella,
  • Preparing a perfect Gazpacho, and understanding how to make the best Tortilla in Malaga
  • Walking in the mountains
  • Learning to dance the Sevillanas 
  • Enjoying the sounds of the wonderful musicians and dancers that are regular visitors to the school for "fiestas"
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