Our classes were born from a love of working with children and have grown into a large and successful series of classes offered across most of Madrid. We are very proud of our teachers and of our partner centers where we give our classes. Our passion for excellence and our individual attention to every student have been fundamental to our philosophy every step of the way.
In 2008, after a dance career, a master’s degree and experience as a school teacher both in the US and in Spain, Michele Goldin had become increasingly interested in the results that could be achieved at the intersection of dance and language immersion in early childhood and, therefore, decided to apply her multidisciplinary background. Having grown up in a bilingual home herself, she understood firsthand the impact of early second language learning and why positive and natural associations with a language make its assimilation so much easier. The first Hello! English Discovery class was held in a small neighborhood dance studio in Madrid with just 3 young students. Word spread quickly and in a few short years our course offerings had expanded to include creative movement, ballet, flamenco, jazz, yoga, hip hop and musical theater in collaboration with the some of the city’s premier schools, foundations, charities, festivals and venues for children. Most importantly, we began to clearly see, through our applied method, the significant progress of our students’ development in cognitive, physical, social-emotional and second language skills.
A trusted friend and advisor, Nuria Moreno had worked for many years as a business developer so with the demand for classes increasingly growing she joined Michele in 2013 as partner and business director of the company. With her guidance the company has flourished, serving more than 500 students every month across Madrid and its surrounding suburbs as well as hosting special events and workshops across Spain, and summer camp experiences in the United States. With our proprietary research-based curriculum at the heart of all that we do, Hello! offers children, families, educators, schools and organizations a variety of high-quality products and services including weekly classes, workshops, special events, a creative curriculum preschool, camps, teacher training and development, and original music and materials.
We begin every school year thrilled to meet all the new students that will join our family here at Hello!
Michele and Nuria