5557 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Capoeira Brasil is a diverse community of families, youth and adults committed to training, teaching, and growing the art of Capoeira. Capoeira, developed by Africans brought to Brazil, is a unique art form that fuses dance, acrobatics, martial arts, traditional music, and a powerful history - it is fun for all ages! With a focus on cultural exchange that fosters community, healthy living and fitness; Capoeira is ideal for active and creative youth and families.
Because Capoeira involves music and dance-like movements, many see Capoeira as a dance. It is much more. Capoeira is a game, a dance, a martial art, a way to get fit and a form of cultural expression that develops strength and agility, bolsters self confidence and underscores the importance of respect and discipline. In addition, practitioners develop their Portuguese language skills by learning basic greetings, commands, Capoeira songs and general vocabulary.
Capoeira classes consist of a warm-up, stretch, and instruction on the basic movements of Capoeira. Classes also include lessons on the music and history of the art and fun skill-building games and activities. Kids work individually and with partners helping to develop their interpersonal communication and teamwork skills.