Duration: 0 hour; Free; You love to dance, but you're not averse to knowing how to defend yourself, either. Sounds like capoeira is the perfect art-form for you! In this beginners' class, you'll learn the foundations of this incredible hybrid dancing-and-fighting style, originally created by African slaves on Brazilian plantations. This is a great workout and a chance to meet new people. But more importantly, it's a chance to liberate your mind -- from prejudice, from judgement, from fear. You'll challenge yourself, push your limits, and overcome your fears. In short, you will experience personal growth. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Learn the basics of capoeria, a hybrid dance-fight artform with African-Brazilian roots
Practice under the tutelage of a trained expert who will get the most out of you
Free your mind from prejudice, judgement and fear
Get a great workout while meeting new people in a comfortable environment
Note: This is a free trial class for first time attendees only.
Duration: 1 hour; Free; Dancing, singing, games -- sounds more like summer camp than an incredible, life-affirming workout. If that's the case, you must not have heard of Capoeira, a martial art-musical hybrid! Capoeira Mandingueiro brings this Roda all levels lesson, which builds on traditional Capoeira. Capoeira is a form of combat that combines dancing and fighting and was originally used to conceal the true intent of the movements. Roda is when two capoeiristas compete against each other to try to trick their opponent. While discovering this old Brazilian combat method, you'll strengthen and condition your body, and increase agility. This intensive workout barely feels like an exercise at all -- after all, you're essentially dancing! Roda is considered a "jogo", or game, where a participant tries to play tricks on his or her opponent. The dance fighting is accompanied by music and singing, so everyone has rhythmic encouragement to keep moving. Music, singing, games? Sounds like a can't miss.
Discover Roda, a form of Capoeira that requires two combatants to compete and try to trick one another with graceful movements
Explore an old Brazilian combat method that combines dancing and fighting to disguise the true intent of the activity
Improve body strength, agility, and conditioning through this intensive exercise
Enjoy the music and singing that is fundamental to Capoeira
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.