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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!
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Hope you are staying safe, dry and with power still.

According to All Souls’ website the building will be closed tomorrow so there will not be capoeira class. Please let your classmates know! 

Hope to see you Thursday instead!

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Headed to Columbia Heights Day? You won’t want to miss it!!

At 1:30 pm to 2 pm, Capoeira Barro Vermelho will put on a mini-class and do some capoeira play on Harriet Tubman Elementary School’s field at Kenyon from 11th to 13th Streets. 

PLEASE come out and show your support by participating in the class! Everyone is invited.

This will be a great time to get a taste of capoeira in general and learn more about the classes and October specials. 

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!

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.

 

The corda from Brazil for the graduation ceremony finally arrived by mail:

We will be dyeing the cord and cutting it for the upcoming graduation ceremony which is scheduled for June. Keep checking this site or our Facebook page for updates.

Classes have resumed at Bloombars on Saturday and Sunday mornings and at BTI Dance studio on Sunday afternoons. We will be having a graduation within the next month or so, so keep coming to class and practicing. Also, wear your uniforms to class so that we can take pictures for the website. When we have an exact date for the graduation, we will post it on this blog and the Facebook Page.