Capoeira is the Brazilian Martial Art combining rhythm, movement, music, history and culture. Our group, Moringa de Barro holds classes for youth age 4+ and adults in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. We practice Capoeira Regional (fast-paced) although the Angola style of Capoeira (slower-paced) is also incorporated into classes. Our Mestre, Mestre Pitta (Daniel Nery dos Santos) hails directly from Salvador, Brazil where Capoeira was born. Classes are dynamic and engaging for all levels and age groups. Students enhance their technique, strength and endurance by training individually, in pairs and in groups. Mestre Pitta believes Capoeira teaches us how to live more peacefully by learning to respect ourselves, each other and cultures throughout the world. Classes offered virtually and in person at Balance Studio.

Summer Schedule

Classes are in-person (masked please) and virtual. Please visit our online store to register for a series.
2021 Class Cards Available Here


Monday:
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Capoeira All Levels (Ages 13+)

Wednesday:
5:15pm - 6:00pm: Capoeira for Youth: All Levels
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Capoeira All Levels (Ages 13+)

Saturday:
11:15am - 12:15pm: Capoeira All Levels (Ages 13+)

See Fall Offerings Below

Capoeira for Adult - Fall Session

Capoeira for Adults, Beginner Series
Mondays 6:30pm - 7:30pm
September 27th - November 22nd
Cost: $155

Ages 13+
Max Capacity: 12 Students
Masks Required.

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Learn the unique movements, technique, history and music of Capoeira Regional as you gain physical and aerobic conditioning through exercises targeting strength, stamina, reflexes, speed, flexibility and balance. Your skill will build from the basic ginga step and advance with emphasis on technique and style. Students work individually, as well as with partners and in groups. You’ll also learn the history of Capoeira Regional and its founder, Mestre Bimba. In addition to the rhythms and songs of Capoeira, you will learn to recognize and play the instruments integral to Capoeira: Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque (ah-tah-bah-ki) and Berimbau. Classes gradually combine all elements of song, music, and movement as students learn to play in a roda (circle) with others.

The class is taught in Portuguese as well as in English.

**Please wear long work-out pants, as well as a comfortable t-shirt or tank top. Capoeira is done barefoot. Please let us know if you have any difficulty doing exercise without shoes.**

Youth Brazilian Percussion Class with Mestre Jackson

Live Streamed From Brazil!

Saturdays 1pm - 2pm
October 2nd - November 6th
Cost: $150

Ages 8-12
Max Capacity: 10 Students
Masks Required.
Want to combine this class with a Capoeira class? Then this class will be $135
Use Promo Code PercussionCapoeiraPackage at checkout when combining with a Capoeira Series

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Join us for this unique experience as your child connects with Master Percussionist Mestre Jackson Nunes…LIVE from Brazil!  This class brings the authenticity and warmth of Brazilian culture and music to our studio in Fremont and right to your children!  Your child will be connecting with other students in the classroom, as well as Bahia In Motion co-founders Daniel Santos and Aileen Panke, who provide interpretation and individualized instruction throughout the class while Mestre Jackson guides us.
Your children will:
-Learn how to play 5 different Brazilian percussive instruments
-Learn the basics of Brazilian percussion rhythms
-Learn the history behind each of these rhythms
-Learn from Mestre Jackson, master percussionist from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
-Experience Brazilian Portuguese, spoken by Mestre Jackson throughout the class with interpretation by Aileen Panke and Daniel Santos.
-Interact cross-culturally with Brazil in real time!

Beginner Capoeira for Youth; Fall Session

Capoeira for Youth, Level I
Mondays 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Sept 27th - November 22nd
Cost: $165
Mixed Level Class (Twice a Week) Cost: $310

Ages 5-12
Max Capacity: 12 Students
Masks Required. Uniforms sold separately from prices above.

Register now for Level I
Register here for Mixed Level Class

Watch your child’s confidence grow while learning the Brazilian martial art form of Capoeira. In this creative and fun class, children learn the movements of Capoeira through exercises and games that help improve flexibility, agility, reflexes, balance, concentration and gross motor coordination. Students learn to work individually as well as in pairs and groups.

Children also learn about the essential music and instruments of Capoeira by clapping, singing, and learning how to play and recognize the sounds of the Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque and Berimbau.

The class is taught in Portuguese and English.

**Please have your child wear long work-out pants and a comfortable t-shirt during class. Capoeira is played without shoes or socks in class but sneakers can be worn if your child cannot exercise barefoot.**

Intermediate Capoeira for Youth; Fall Session

Capoeira for Youth, Level II
Wednesdays 5:15pm - 6:05pm
Sept 22nd - November 17th
Cost: $165
Mixed Level Class (Twice a Week) Cost: $310

Ages 5-12
Max Capacity: 12 Students
Masks Required. Uniforms sold separately from prices above.

Register now for Level II
Register here for Mixed Level Class

Watch your child’s confidence grow while learning the Brazilian martial art form of Capoeira. In this creative and fun class, children learn the movements of Capoeira through exercises and games that help improve flexibility, agility, reflexes, balance, concentration and gross motor coordination. Students learn to work individually as well as in pairs and groups.

Children also learn about the essential music and instruments of Capoeira by clapping, singing, and learning how to play and recognize the sounds of the Pandeiro, A-go-go, Atabaque and Berimbau.

The class is taught in Portuguese and English.

**Please have your child wear long work-out pants and a comfortable t-shirt during class. Capoeira is played without shoes or socks in class but sneakers can be worn if your child cannot exercise barefoot.**