Duration: 1 hour; Free; Trying to decide between a dance, martial arts, or fitness class? Who says you can't have them all? During this trial class, you'll get your first taste of the Brazilian martial arts style of capoeira. This mesmerizing art form incorporates elements of combat, acrobatics, dance, and music into a single entity, and can even be used to play games! You'll be introduced to a few of the basic kicks, escapes, and acrobatics needed to play capoeira. You'll also reap the full benefits of spending time in Capoeira Brasil's state of the art training center, a supportive and energetic location to further your study and workout gains. And let's talking about those gains: in addition to being both a self-defense technique and art, capoeira also provides practitioners with a highly effective fitness regime, toning the body, strengthening the core, and boosting motor control to incredible levels as they learn to execute its breathtaking maneuvers. Give it a try. We're pretty sure you'll flip for it! Cancellation Policy: This is a free trial class for first time attendees only. As a courtesy to fellow participants, please provide at least 24 hour cancellation notice.
Take the first steps to learning a graceful, unique martial arts technique that fuses dance, acrobatics, and combat
Master fluid motions and tricks you never knew you were capable of
Discover a workout regime that will develop your power, speed, agility, and balance
Build self-confidence while learning a dance that can also be used for self-defense
Capoeira - Midtown
Duration: 1 hour; Free; Looking for a way to combine martial arts, acrobatics and dance? If so, Capoeira is the style for you! This introductory class is the perfect way for absolute beginners to learn the fundamental moves of this hybrid martial art. Class begins with a warm-up combining stretching and basic Capoeira moves. You will then learn choreographed routines through sequences and drills to help foster interaction with other students and develop a solid base in the techniques by honing your offense, defense and general reflexes. Everything else will feel so boring after getting a taste in Capoeira! Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.
Combines acrobatics, martial arts and dance
Learn choreographed routine and sequences
Participate in a Roda to practice new skills
No experience necessary
Note: Payment in cash only. Loose pants and t-shirt, or any clothes that allows for a full range of motion is recommended.
Learn to Play Capoeira Music
Duration: 1 hour; $20; Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form created by slaves in colonial Brazil. It combined ancient rituals and modern creativity into a rich fabric of motion, percussion, and song. A typical capoeira "game" includes traditional music, precise kicks, evasive defense moves, and breathtaking acrobatics. In this class you will have the opportunity to learn to play the instruments of the capoeira orchestra or "bateria". You will also learn about the berimbau rhythms and song. In the words of one of the renowned masters, capoeira is "a dance that is a fight and a fight that is a dance." Your rhythm is an important component of bringing the whole production together. As anyone who has seen capoeira can attest to, there is nothing else in the world like it. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.
Learn to play the instruments of the capoeira orchestra or "bateria"
Understand the cultural and historical significance of the berimbau rhythms and song
Practice various drumming techniques such as tone, slap, and bass as you learn the proper bounce and hand placement
Explore a new culture and get wrapped up in the excitement of this unique game-like performance