Music and Dance at El Lago del Bosque

¡Vamos a bailar y cantar!

Villagers line dancing at El Lago del Bosque.

In the Spanish-speaking world, music, song and dance combine to enrich a variety of cultures. Traditional dances, such as the Argentine tango and Spanish flamenco contrast with the modern sounds of reggaeton, a popular upbeat musical form in Latin America.

Villagers line dancing at El Lago del Bosque.

During canciones, villagers learn the popular songs from camp by repeating lyrics and accompanying them with gestures. Through enough repetition, they become experts and can recite the lines from Shakira’s latest hit! One of the most popular pasatiempos at camp is the baile de linea, where several villagers and counselors gather to dance to their favorite songs. The choreography is upbeat and fun, and can be an excellent challenge. Songs come alive with guitars, drums and lyrics en español.