About Sommes Amis

Sommes Amis (We're Friends) is based on the Somos Amigos program created by Ann Benson in 1997 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in her parent/child music studio to address the needs of non-Spanish speaking families to learn Spanish. Ms. Benson used music and movement as the basis for the classes and the result was stunning. Within the first two years Somos Amigos was translated into German and French and children and parents playfully absorbed the languages and the culture of the languages as well. The word quickly spread and Somos Amigos was being featured on the Channel 10 News out of Miami and featured in Language Magazine (an international magazine about learning language). Somos Amigos grew from the confines of Ms. Benson's music studio into private preschools, public schools and University Family Programs at Nova Southeastern University.

NEW LOCATION! Synergy Dance Studio in Westlake in Bee Cave Center. 

Fall 2017 Schedule and Tuition:

  • 12 week session
  • Starts Friday, September 15
  • Ends Friday, December 8
  • No class Friday, November 24
  • $288 for first child, $175 for second child, $50 for third child or more
  • Infants 9 months and younger attend free with a registered sibling
  • Classes in Studio A (behind Metamorphosis Hair Salon)

Tuition and Materials Include:

  • Weekly, music and movement based, thematically organized, FUN, French classes for both YOU and your child
  • A beautifully recorded CD of all the songs used in class
  • A song book with lyrics in French and English with coloring pages
  • Two simple take-home crafts
  • Two make-up classes (Make-ups are not available in French, but parent-child music classes are offered in Spanish on Friday mornings at Synergy Dance school or in English on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday in Circle C at the Dance Xplosion studio.)

*** The Fall 2017 Session of Sommes Amis is currently on hold as we look for a new teacher. ***

No classes are currently scheduled.


Please contact Ann Benson at (512) 803 - 0871 if you have any questions.