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Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County
Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County

KAOW Artist in a Classroom Program
THEATRE & DANCE
For Grades K-8

Alina Cenal – Storytelling & Theatre Art

Storytelling is a language art. Something clicks in the child’s mind that now it is safe to play act. In an environment that is non-judgmental and fun, students will begin to trust their instincts through the use of theater games, improvisations, storytelling, and

dance movements. Their creative imaginations flourish as their bodies and voices become more effective communication tools. Students and teachers will learn to make any story come alive; folktale, fairy tale, or

personal. Alina can also direct and any scripted play. All culminating in a performance at the end of the workshop.

As a native Spanish speaker, Alina is able to teach bilingually. She has a professional background for 30 years as a dancer and actress. But her proudest achievement is her company “Kids Acting Out-west”, bringing performing arts to after-school curriculum, summer theater camps, and classrooms.

Salsa Dancing

Dancing is a celebration of life! You hear the music, you begin to move, and then you smile. The uplifting beat of Latin music gets everyone moving. Alina makes salsa easy and fun to learn. The students will experience culture, social skills, fitness, community and team work in this great art form. Alina’s specialty is teaching Cuban salsa in a circle, Rueda de Casino. This traditional dance is similar to square dancing, where you change partners depending on the “caller.” We will have the students dance the salsa in a Rueda (wheel), allowing them to move around the circle while the dance moves are announced in Spanish. At the end of the workshops, a showcase of the dances can be culminated for the school and/or parents. In 2007, Alina created the 1st annual Jr. Salsa Competition in Oxnard schools and hopes to continue the event every year.

Alina Cenal has been dancing through life with energy and passion in everything she does. Immersed in the music and dance of her native Cuba, Alina was raised in Miami and later attended the University of South Florida as a dance major. Her dance career brought her to California where she continues to study ballet, hip hop, jazz, Afro Cuban and of course, SALSA! She teaches Cuban Cardio at Gold’s Gym in Simi Valley. Her energy, passion for life, and love for people, set the tone for a positive experience.

Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County
Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County
Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County
Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County
Kids ARTIST IN A CLASSROOM PROGRAM Ventura County

Current and Past School Programs

Las Virgenes

4111 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-880-4000

Oak Park

5801 East Conifer Street
Oak Park, CA 91377
(818) 735-3200

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Conejo Valley

1400 E. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-9511

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Ventura

255 W. Stanley Avenue
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-5000

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Moorpark

5297 Maureen Lane
Moorpark, CA 93001
(805) 378-6300

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Oxnard

1051 South A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-1501

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Los Angeles

333 S Beaudry Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 241-1000

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Somis

5268 North St
Somis, CA 93066(805) 386-8258

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Pleasant Valley

2025 Ranchita Canyon Road San Miguel
Pleasant Valley, CA 93451
(805) 467-2306

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Private Schools

Ready to contact Alina?

You can reach Alina by phone or email. Her phone number is (805) 341-3837. Or reach her by email at alina@alinacenal.com

Interested in her kids acting classes?

Alina offers a variety of programs for kids acting classes. Take a look at her upcoming classes and events on this page. CLICK HERE!

Interested in Alina’s upcoming shows?

Alina is currently presenting a wonderful solo performance about her families experience leaving Cuba for America. Take a look at her upcoming performances on this page. CLICK HERE!