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January super special: Learn capoeira in the new year and save 50%
  • Drop-in for just $7.50 (normally $15 per class)
  • New student special: $15 for two weeks of unlimited classes
  • Purchase a monthly pass for just $60 (normally $120) Best  value — just $5 per class! 

Hope you can join us soon! Axe!

Capoeira Classes Washington DC

We are happy to announce our new Winter Schedule for our Washington, DC Capoeira Classes!
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at All Souls Church (Upper level auditorium)
  • Thursdays at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at All Souls Church (Upper level auditorium)
  • Saturdays at 10:30 – noon (Lower level gymnasium)

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as a dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. It is comprised of specific offensive and defensive movements and, unlike in other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion because of the basic movement, the ginga. The movements also consist of positions on the ground, kicks, sweeps and acrobatics.

Our style, capoeira regional, is practiced to a quick beat and kicks are performed in an upright and aggressive style. The result? A high-energy, always exciting workout!

No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear. Advanced capoeiristas should wear traditional white capoeira pants and a t-shirt. Shirts and capoeira pants are available for purchase.

For new students, mention you learned about our new student promotion on DCCapoeira.com and you’ll get 2 weeks for $15!
Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s 7th Batizado

Please join us this weekend as we attend and participate in Capoeira Sul da Bahia’s Batizado!  There will not be a class on Thursday & maybe Saturday too, so that everyone has the opportunity to attend this workshop & batizado.

Since the last post they have released a more detailed schedule:

  • Thu Sep 27 | Workshop w/ Professor Pedro from Italy | 6:30-8:30pm
  • Fri Sep 28 | Workshop w/Mestre Railson from Bahia Brazil | 7:30-9:00 pm | Roda 9-11pm
  • Sat Sep 29 | Batizado 10:00 am -3:00pm (kids Batizado is 10am-12pm and adults batizado is 12pm -3pm).

The fees will depend on how many events you will go to. Anyone & everyone, including students of capoeira or people who just want to watch, are invited to view the batizado on Saturday as a “expectator” for only $5.

  • One Workshop = $35
  • One workshop + Batizado (includes a t-shirt) = $75
  • Two workshops + Batizado (Includes a t-shirt) = $99
  • Batizado Participer = $25 (Includes a t-shirt) *WE DO GROUP DISCOUNTS
  • Batizado expectator = $5

If you are thinking of registering for a workshop and/or the batizado, please let us know in the DC Capoeira Facebook group so that we can organize a group discount.

Additional information:

Capoeira class tonight is canceled because of the tornado watch. See you on Thursday!

Here are a few photos we took one week during Capoeira Class in Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park.

Join us on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 12 pm!

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We had such a great time working out in Malcolm X Park (aka Meridian Hill Park) the past two Saturdays, that we will continue having Saturday morning capoeira classes outdoors in Washington DC!

Please meet us at All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St NW at 10:30 am; it is a short 2-block walk away from the Columbia Heights metro. From there, we’ll walk another quick 2 blocks to the northern entrance to Malcolm X park.

A few tips, as practicing in an outdoor environment has its own challenges:

  • Wear sneakers or cross trainers. Unless you like stepping on bottle caps, twigs and ants.
  • Bring plenty of water. Freeze your water bottle overnight if you like ice-cold water!
  • Put on sunscreen before class. Don’t let your skin match the red in our shirts and abadas!
  • Leave your valuables at home; you may not be able to keep a close eye on your iPod while you ginga.
  • Check our Facebook group for last-minute updates. In case of bad weather (rain or extreme heat) we will post any class updates on Facebook.

In return, you’ll get these primo benefits from an outdoor workout:

CAPOEIRA-in-the-park DC

Bring a friend, pay $10 each!

  • Beautiful breezes and fresh air
  • Plenty of space to jog and practice
  • A heart-pounding, never-boring workout
  • All levels, including first-time beginners, are welcome
  • A fun way to stay in shape
  • Occasional surprise musical guests from fellow capoeiristas playing the berimbau and pandeiro! 
  • Personal instruction from the most authentic and most experienced capoeira regional teacher in Washington, DC.
Bonus:

Bring a friend and you’ll both pay $10! That’s right, 2 students can pair up to pay just $20 for all 90-minute Saturday morning classes outdoors in the park.  Otherwise the drop-in rate is the usual $15 per person, per class. (We also offer all-included monthly unlimited passes for $125.)

Additional Washington DC Capoeira Classes:

As always, we still have capoeira classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 – 8:00 pm at All Souls church, 1500 Harvard St NW, Washington DC.

This week during capoeria class, we received some lyrics to several of the songs commonly sung in capoeira, especially for our group Barro Vermelho.

Marinheiro So:

Parana E

Zum Zum Zum

No Mercado Modelo Tem Acaraje

I will post more as I find them. If you have any favorites or have used youtube to help you learn the lyrics, please post the links to the videos in the comments or in our Facebook group!