LET'S GET MOVING
MIXING MARTIAL ARTS, MUSIC + DANCE
WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME YOUR WARM-UP
Capoeira dates back nearly 500 years and is rooted in rich African traditions brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans. This art form arose from the pressures of colonialism and oppression. Slaves disguised these trained martial movements as dance and expressed them in a roda, the Brazilian-Portuguese word meaning circle. This movement or ‘game’ is played between two capoeiristas and is a fluid series of agile, acrobatic, and martial art movements linked together to form a unique conversation. An orchestra of berimbaus (stringed instrument amplified by a hallowed-out gourd), atabaque (drum), pandeiro (tambourine), clapping and Brazilian-Portuguese songs provide energy to those playing inside the roda.
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CLASSES + SCHEDULE
Classes are ongoing and pre-registration is not required. Arrive 10 minutes before your 1st class to register. Please wear comfortable clothing – no shorts. Capoeira is played barefoot. We recommend you bring a water bottle and towel or extra shirt / clothes – you will sweat!
(KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS)
The Sina de Capoeira experience is the perfect place for your active, energetic, enthusiastic son or daughter, and will provide a dynamic introduction to the world of music, art, and culture. We will explore the movements of Capoeira, dancing, steady rhythm and beat, as well as singing and vocal development.
Contramestra Tigresa, and her students, provide a safe, secure, fun and welcoming environment where your child can develop their physical and social skills. Enrolling your child in Capoeira will foster those skills that will last a lifetime.
Every participant (parent / guardian, in case of minor) will have to sign a liability waiver. This takes roughly 5 minutes to complete.
Please arrive 10 minutes early for class.
Children 5 years and older are welcome to enroll. No drop-off
- every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Mondays at Suenos de Salsa: 6 - 7:30pm
Fridays at Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center: 7 - 8:30pm
Adult + Teen (14+ years): $100 / month
Child (5 - 13 years): $75 / month
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Sina de Capoeira is a great group with a dedicated teacher and a wonderful community of students."