Dance Teacher

Mrs Viviana Alcazar-Haynes has been a teaching artist with the San Diego Unified School District and Young Audiences since 2007. It was there that she was awarded teaching artist of the year in 2013. She is an active Dancer/Choreographer in San Diego dance community. Viviana teaches all genres of dance at local dance studios including her own business called Heart2art which provides dancers in Coronado opportunities to train, perform and be an active part of their community by entertaining audiences of all ages. She has been a teacher here at McKinley for the since 2012. She has enjoyed being a part of this unique wheel program which gives students a well rounded opportunity to incorporate movement and body awareness with the IB principals, themes and values. For fun Ms.Viviana enjoys quiet weekends at the river and walking her two BIG pups Samson and Delilah.

Class Format

Discuss current events / Intro

Warm up

Axial & Locomotor movement activities

Discuss IB theme/topic:

Model- Explore within self, partner or group work

Evaluate work and importance of ideas learned

Shake it out, Let Loose!

Cool Down, Relax, Reflect :

This is usually performed flat on the floor, lights off with soft music to calm our bodies down and bring us back to neutral while encouraging an overall sense of peace.

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