Armstrong Community Music School remains committed to serving Austin by providing excellent music education opportunities to all. ACMS has been fortunate as an organization to maneuver most classes and lessons to an online format during the shelter in place period. This includes free programming provided at several locations serving many of Austin’s most underserved populations as part of our Harmony Initiative. As a nonprofit organization ACMS always welcomes and seeks financial support to stay on track with the costs associated with keeping these commitments. Your unrestricted contribution ensures that ACMS will continue to provide these opportunities while offering stability for faculty and staff. 

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ (ages 0 - 5 years)

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Join us for an exciting class where music learning goes hand in hand with Spanish immersion.

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 along 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, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. While children are effortlessly absorbing and using the Spanish language, they engage—along with their grown-ups—in age-appropriate explorations of melody, rhythm, movement and instrument play that help nurture a strong foundation in music literacy.


¿Qué es Canta y Baila Conmigo™?

Canta y Baila Conmigo™ es una clase de música para niños hasta los 5 años de edad acompañados por un adulto. Esta clase está diseñada para fomentar tanto el desarrollo del idioma español como la destreza cultural de los niños a través de canciones infantiles y música tradicional de España y Latinoamérica. Es ideal para familias bilingües que buscan un ámbito auténtico donde compartir en español con sus niños así como con otros miembros de la comunidad hispanoparlante. 

Esta clase se ofrece completamente en español para crear una experiencia de inmersión total. Sin embargo, la clase no está limitada a personas con completa fluidez en español. Estudiantes principiantes e intermedios del idioma que quieran aprender junto con sus niños podrán disfrutar de un ambiente divertido, seguro y acogedor donde envolverse en el idioma y las tradiciones musicales del mundo hispano. 

Los participantes recibirán un Cancionero y CD creado especialmente para cada sesión.


Canta y Baila Online Format

In order to accomodate concerns regarding COVID-19, we switched to an online format via Facebook and Zoom. As suggested by Canta y Baila, Facebook Live classes will be posted as 15-minute segments and Zoom interactive classes will be 30 minutes to accommodate children’s shorter attention spans. 2 or 3 segments will occur per a day and will remain online for a week.

In order to view this content, you will need to be registered in our Canta y Baila Online class. After that, you’ll receive an email with an invitation to a special Facebook group and receive access to a special page on our website. Once you accept the Facebook invite, you’ll be able to peruse the sing-along videos and be able to participate in Facebook Live streams. The page on our website has access information for the Zoom classes as well as a link back to the Facebook group.

Registering for Canta y Baila will also allow you to view Facebook Live Music Together segments.

Please remember that while our sing-along videos are OK for kids to re-watch by themselves, their purpose is to create a shared experience between them and an adult in the home. The real-life involvement and guidance of you, the grown-up (or perhaps even a teenage sibling), is what will make the experience truly meaningful for your child. For those of you concerned about too much screen time for your child, rest assured that not all screen time is the same. While passive consumption of media has been shown to be detrimental to young minds, what we are creating here is different. We can make video work for us in positive ways when it facilitates human connection and creative interaction.


Have questions about our new online class format? See our new FAQs.


 For classes during our 3-week Seasonal Songs semester, please see our ACMS Originals page.

Class Time Day Teacher Status Full Price†

Canta y Baila Online 10:30 AM Monday 09/21/20 - 11/16/20 Monica Salas Open $ 218.00 - $ 253.00 Register
All Access Pass Call for info Mon - Sun 09/21/20 - 11/22/20 ACMS Open $ 54.00 Register

† The price listed may include the one-time $35 family registration fee for new families. It may not account for any discounts or applicable pro-ration. Additional siblings may receive further discounts.