Education

Partners Son Monarcas & Nahui Ollin - Aztec Dance are approved Chicago Public School vendor agencies. Together we are committed to providing quality arts programming for students of all ages with a focus on cultural education through the arts. We have instructors that have been teaching for many many years and know how to inspire the next generation through cultural arts. We teach and perform for all ages, unfolding a world of experience for students of all backgrounds to learn about world cultures, language, geography, history, math, and more through the arts, with a specialty in Latin traditional music and dance. We have worked with a multitude of schools over the years, utilizing English, Spanish and bilingual programs designed for all ages and mindful of the State of Illinois Education Goals for Music, Dance, Visual Art, and Theatre.

Educational Presentations

Son Monarcas & Nahui Ollin present dynamic educational performances of traditional and authentic Mexican music and dance at school workshops and assemblies, as well as in community settings. These performances may be presented in connection with educational curricula such as language studies, geography, history, art, and math to create a more meaningful connection to the music and the culture for our audience.

Programs to Fit All Budgets

Son Monarcas & Nahui Ollin are willing to work with your school budget to find what works best for your students whether it be an educational performance, concert, workshop, or residency. We are available for in-person, remote/virtual, or pre-recorded classes and workshops.

  Chicago Public School Vendor  

  Booking / Contact: sonmonarcas@gmail.com 

Workshops
and
Residencies​
Year-long School Residencies : In-Person or Virtual Classes Available
Classes


 >Music<

 World Music Programs - Teaching Artist residencies

Cultural Immersion: Music from Latin America & around the world

General Music: Theory, Notation Reading, Playing

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) through Music 

Musical Instruments:

Percussion, Voice / Choir, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin, Mandolin,

Piano, Accordion, Bass and more

>Mexican traditional instruments:Jarana Jarocha,

Requinto Jarocho, & Harp

>Theatre

Voice & Diction, Acting, Movement,

Writing, Scene study, Viewpoints

>Visual Arts<

 Painting, Drawing, Murals & Crafts

>Dance<

Zapateado(foot tapping-Ballet Folkorico) & Aztec dance

Sample of our Cultural Arts residency program

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"Butterfly Fandango" by Son Monarcas​

 

Come along with the musicians and dancers of Son Monarcas as they showcase traditional music and dance from Latin America. The program "Butterfly Fandango" explores the Indigenous, African, and Spanish influences on the movement, rhythms, and melodies of Latin America. The audience will enjoy the collection of songs and dances featuring traditional authentic instruments from all over Latin America. Dance includes Aztec drum and dance and zapateado (foot tapping) from Mexico. This lively, interactive performance engages audiences of all ages with energetic renditions of traditional music, and even a familiar melody that the students and teachers will all recognize and love. The program is very interactive throughout and aims to teach about the geography, history and culture of Mexico through the arts, always ending with time for questions and answers from the audience.

Educational Performances
Nahui Ollin - Aztec Dance
(Educational Performance)​

Experience the living tradition of Mesoamerica with Nahui Ollin Aztec Dance as they present the pre-Hispanic traditions of central Mexico. Vibrant and active, the dancers’ movements represent and honor elements in nature, totem animals, deities and sacred actions. Both ritualistic and spiritualistic, program highlights include authentic attire and indigenous music instrumentation, traditional songs and stories. This show also explores how we are all connected with this culture through food, language, people, places, and words we all use.

Recent collaboration with the Chicago Children's Choir