Olé! The Snow Canyon Middle Spanish Club celebrated España (Spain) during their first club activity with music, food, and guests from across the Atlantic. Organized by the Spanish Club Council, activities included dancing to authentic music from Spain, competing in a limbo challenge, and eating delicious food.
Señora Mar Barranco, a native of the Anda Lucia region in Spain, visited with the students and taught them about her nation's culture, food, dress, and customs. What made the visit extraordinary was that Señora Barranco presented entirely in Spanish. Students learned about the Running of the Bulls, the La Tomatina tomato fight, and how to
dance the traditional Flamenco dance.
"The Flamenco originated in the Anda Lucia region," said Señora Cartagena, the club adviser. "It is a very decadent dance with lots of attitude. The kids tried it out and had lots of fun."
Nearly forty students attended this month's club activity and enjoyed food and goodies provided by several local sponsors including Carlito's, Taco Time, Family Pawn, El Tapatio, and Lin's.
The Spanish Club will travel the Spanish-speaking world one country at a time during their monthly activities. Coming up: visits to Chile and Ecuador!