About Somos Amigos

Somos Amigos (We're Friends) was 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.

Ms. Benson moved to Austin in 2010 and has been leading Somos Amigos classes in preschools, the Westlake Child Development Center, the Westlake library as well as in private homes through her "Spanish Home Academy of Austin." Somos Amigos is popular all over Austin and was seen last year on KVUE evening news. Terri Gruca, the evening news anchor, enjoyed Somos Amigos classes so much with her child that she did a news story about dual language programs in Austin! The story can be viewed on the KVUE website.

NEW LOCATION!  Tango Tribe Dance School 5446 Hwy 290 Service Rd., Suite #105 (a few blocks from the YMCA) in the heart of Oakhill. Click the Register link in the schedule below to reserve your space now! 

Spring 2018 Schedule and Tuition for group classes limit of 10 parent/child couples:

  • 10 week session (Friday 10:30 am)
  • Starts Friday, April 6 
  • Ends Friday, June 8
  • $255 for the first child, $160 for the second child and $50 for the third child or more
  • Infants 9 months and younger attend free with a registered sibling
  • New families pay a $10 registration fee

Summer 2018 Schedule and Tuition:

  • 7 week session (Classes available Tuesday at 10:30 am or Friday at 10:30 am)
  • Starts Tuesday, June 25 
  • Ends Friday, August 10
  • $190 for the 1st child
  • $95 for the 2nd child
  • $50 for the 3rd child
  • Infants 9 months and younger attend free with a registered sibling
  • Siblings 6 years and old may attend at no charge
  • "Spanish Home Academy" is $50 for 35 minute classes for personalized lessons for whole family in the home environment (additional $25 "traveling fee" for homes "out of area", please check with Ann Benson for more details!)

Tuition and Materials Include:

  • Weekly, music and movement based, thematically organized, FUN, Spanish classes for both you and your child
  • Music CD with 22 tracks for home reinforcement
  • Bilingual songbook with coloring pages
  • One or two simple crafts
  • Weekly support emails including fun activity suggestions for bringing Spanish into the daily routine of your child which provides needed reinforcement
  • Two make-up classes are availble per family each session. Somos Amigos families may attend Music Together® classes for their make-ups. Music Together is a music program for parent and child (mostly in English) in the Circle C neighborhood a 10 minute drive from the Tango Tribe. Schedule a make-up.

"Somos Amigos classes with our son was the best decision that we made as parents." ~ Terri Gruca, news anchor for KVUE

"My 2 year old daughter Isabela didn't speak Spanish even though I spoke it with her at home.  Now, after Somos Amigos, she's happy to use it.  Music is the key!  Miss Ana makes it fun and easy, I recommend it to everyone."  Mercedes C. Anderson Owner/Designer/Mercedes Flowers and former Univision reporter

Class Schedule Dates Building Teacher

Tango Tribe
5446 W. Hwy 290 Service Rd. Suite #Suite 105
Austin, Texas 78735
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SOMOS AMIGOS at the Tango Tribe in Oak hill!! Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 06/26/18 - 08/14/18 Ann Benson "Annie B" Register
SOMOS AMIGOS at the Tango Tribe in Oak hill!! (1 Seat Left) Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 06/26/18 - 08/14/18 Ann Benson "Miss Ana" Register
SOMOS AMIGOS at the Tango Tribe in Oak hill!! Friday 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 06/29/18 - 08/17/18 Ann Benson "Miss Ana" Register

 

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