General Class Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Our biweekly general class is the main class we offer. It is geared towards adults, but we allow experienced youth ages 13 and up to participate after they consistently attend our Saturday youth class for a few months. If you are an adult beginner, you are welcome to attend our general class. We are always excited to see beginners at class and everyone is happy to help.
A typical class consists of both movement and music practice. The beginning of class usually involves a comprehensive warm-up session and is followed by some repetitive basic technical and conditioning movements on the ground and standing up. For the final part of the movement portion of class we typically practice sequences or reactions in a more improvised manner. We often step outside of this general pattern and engage in different ways of learning and experiencing for the purpose of enrichment and fun. We often train as a group, individuals, or in partner drills. The ultimate goal of our practice is to develop competency in the movements and ritual of Capoeira Angola. However we also promote and teach basic movement complexity, mobility, and strength for the health benefits and engoyment of our members. Each class usually has a music learning and practice portion. During Mondays class group members play live music for the last half an hour of the beginners' class. We also practice the music during the Thursday and Saturday classes.
We also learn and practice Samba De Roda and Maculele. Samba de Roda is a traditional dance that originates from the Reconcavo region of Bahia Brazil and is considered to be the basis for modern samba, while Maculele is a stick dance that involves an improvisational interaction among the participants. These dances are lot of fun and contribute to the development of movement expression in Capoeira Angola practitioners.
What to Wear
You need athletic clothing that you can easily move around in. Long pants are required. Try to avoid, shorts, leggings, tight yoga pants and stretch pants. Some sort of dress pants are ideal. It is worth your investment to purchase a number of capoeira or white dress pants for our classes and events. Avoid running shoes or sandals. Flat soled martial arts shoes are best but any flexible athletic flat soled shoes will be good. Please also avoid tank-tops. A regular loose T-shirt is ideal. We have group t-shirts available for purchase and those are required for performances and formal rodas. If you have questions don't hesitate to contact us.
Our Youth Capoeira Angola Class is geared towards youth ages 12 to 18. Capoeira Angola has a tremendous transformative influence on young practitioners and it helps youth stay and get into good shape, learn respect for others, develop their musicality, and become exposed to a new language and culture.
In this class, youth will learn and practice all the aspects of the art of Capoeira Angola. This includes practicing the movements, playing the instruments, and learning the songs of Capoeira Angola. Each class will include a complete warm-up, movement practice, acrobatic training, conditioning, and music practice. We do expect our participants to dress in long pants, flat sole shoes, and a t-shirt. We have group t-shirts available for purchase.
$45 per month
$15 drop in
Kids Class Saturdays from 10:30am-11:15am and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:15pm.
Our Capoeira Angola Kids Class takes place every Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:15 am and every Thursday from 5:30 pm to 6:15. The class is geared towards children ages six to 12 years old.
In this class, we work with the children on establishing a solid movement base that gently introduces the basic movements of Capoeira Angola through games and playful interactions. With consistent participation, Capoeira Angola is a great way to improve mobility, strength, coordination and movement competency. In each class we practice the basic movements of Capoeira Angola and some basic acrobatic conditioning. We try to keep things fresh by changing the layout of the class from week to week. This means that class will feel similar from week to week when it comes to the overall theme, but often we change the way we carry out the training. Some weeks we emphasize games while in others utilize some props like chairs and benches. The idea is to get the children doing as much movement as possible during the time we have with them. We also introduce children to the musical aspect of Capoeira Angola by practicing with the instruments at the end of many classes.
Our approach to interaction with the children is based on positivity and mutual respect. We do not institute formal discipline like you may see in many other martial arts but we create an atmosphere where the children enjoy being engaged and respectful during class.
What to Wear
Please have your child wear long comfortable pants and a T-shirt (preferably group T-shirt available for purchase at class). Also, please make sure your child has flat sole shoes. Shirts need to be tucked into the pants. Your child will need white or khaki dress pants for special events.
Our Youth Program allows teens ages 12 to 18 to practice at our adult classes and participate in any of our activities . We believe that practicing Capoeira Angola with our group is one of the best things young people can engage in. Teens are exposed to an advanced and varied movement practice, develop their musicality, learn some Portuguese, and most of all are able to learn and practice interaction with a diverse group of people. Initially, new youth students will train in our Saturday youth class and if appropriate, will be invited to our general class when ready.
To enroll in the Capoeira Angola Youth Program, please contact us first to set up a quick meeting. We have some internships available with different levels of expectations. Our scholarships range from full to partial depending on financial needs and commitment levels.
Professor Avi e Vibora DanceBatukeira 2015
One of our youth practitioners playing a Capoeira Angola game with her teacher Professor Avi, in the presence of the Capoeira Angola Masters Cabello and Tisza!