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.**
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, enhancing language and communication skills. All levels welcome. Exceptions can be made for children turning 5 in the fall.
**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 you child cannot do exercise barefoot..**
This will be a hybrid of In-studio, Zoom and Outdoor classes. Our intention is for all classes to be outdoors at Gas Works Park and the weather and air quality will be our guide for whether any classes will be held online. Currently we require all students to be masked and students will be spaced with 6ft distance between them. COVID precautions will be in place and updated on an ongoing basis based of guidelines from WA Department of Health.