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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

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Currently Children’s Capoeira Classes are on Summer Break. Please join our Facebook Group to receive notification when they return or contact us.

capoeira-kids-classes3Capoeira 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, in contrast to other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion. Students will learn the movements of capoeira along with the music and songs traditionally used in the sport.

Contra Mestre Bomba has been teaching the art of Capoeira in Bahia, Brazil and more recently, in Washington, DC,  for more than 20 years. Class is conducted largely in Portuguese, however students can easily learn by example. Children learning Spanish in their classes will have an opportunity to practice their vocabulary as well.

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  • $10 donation per child.
  • Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and light footwear.
  • Recommended for ages 8 to 18
  • Classes are located at BloomBars, 3222 11th St NW – near the Columbia Heights Metro

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.

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