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class at Dance Institute of Washington

Here are some photos taken at the new practice space at Dance Institute of Washington.

It’s a spacious open area with full  full length mirrors, wood dance floors, and barres for stretching.

DIW has changing rooms and is conveniently located a couple blocks north of the Columbia Heights Metro station.

On the left, students practice martelo and rasteira during a Saturday beginner’s capoeira class.

At right, some of the students practicing the berimbau and attabaque, two traditonal instruments used in capoeira.

class at Dance Institute of Washington

Classes at DIW are held on Saturdays at 10:30 am and last 90 minutes.

Drop in classes are only $15 (no monthly membership dues required).

DIW is located at 3400 14th St NW, Washington DC – just a few blocks from the Columbia Heights metro station.

Classes are appropriate for all levels – even beginners – just wear some comfortable workout clothes and bring a bottle of water.

 

Although Capoeira isn’t nearly as popular as other dance forms such as salsa and hip hop, we are proud that it was a runner up in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC poll. In the reader-selected poll, Capoeira came in 3rd place as one of the top dance classes in DC.  Classes can be taken at All Souls Church in Columbia Heights or at BTI Dance Studio in the heart of Dupont Circle (formerly the Joy of Motion Dance Studio).   View the Capoeira Class Schedule for more information about our DC Capoeira Classes.

 

What makes this vote so great is that although capoeira  class is a great  way to dance, you’ll also learn a martial art, learn to play music and get the best workout of your life as you ginga, kick and esquiva your way to total fitness.  See you in the Roda!

Readers Poll

Best Dance Class 2011

3rd Place
Capoeira