Making Every Day a “Viernes” in Spanish Class

You no longer need to wait until Friday to dance in Spanish class! Get your students moving any day and at any time. Dancing in class is an awesome brain break and also an opportunity to share some culture through music. Download the PowerPoint below to choose what rhythm to dance to in class. Make sure to use the PowerPoint in presentation mode. Click on the word “girar” to let the drums roll! 

Download PowerPoint here!
I also added some of my favorite songs so you don’t have to go all the way to YouTube to play them in class.  Freestyle dancing works great during this activity!

Salsa: Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony
Andina: Muñasquechay (Mi buen amor)- Los Kjarkas
Rock: Chayanne- Madre Tierra
Vallenato: Jorge Celedón – La Invitación
Have fun!

Five Fun Dances to Try in Spanish Class

I use music to welcome my students to my classroom. This week, I welcomed my second graders to class with “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony. One of my students said he wished he knew how to dance to the rhythm of the song, so I took action! I took a few minutes at the beginning of the class to show them the basic salsa step. It was five minutes of fun and a chance to share some culture with them – plus they got to move a lot before settling down for class.

I found some videos on YouTube that might be helpful if you decide to teach your students some steps.



Waka Waka

La Macarena

And if you feel like you want your students to learn a full choreography, here is

Have fun!