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With live drumming, this class will teach you the fundamentals of traditional West African dance with emphasis on an understanding of the accompanying drum rhythms. Classes start with a thorough warm up, followed by a sequence of movement across the floor.
Invite your friends! Come try something new! This free class is open to the public and no experience is necessary! Come try a capoeira workout and see why capoeira is such a fun way to stay fit and stay connected to such a positive & supporting community.
Tucson Capoeira (http://tucsoncapoeira.org) 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. It is also an art form that illustrates the centuries-old connection between Latin and African cultures. As in any martial art, respect and discipline is fundamental. Kids and teens will be held to the highest behavioral standards in order to insure their growth as an athlete and guarantee the safety of the class as a whole. It is important to note that Tucson Capoeira teachers take safety very seriously and construct lessons for varying athletic abilities. All movements are taught slowly, carefully and with considerable repetition. Training Capoeira helps youth develop their interpersonal communication skills, enrich their cultural perspective, and illustrates the importance of music, art, and movement in history and in social change. Kids are expected to participate fully in class, support each other in the classroom setting, during partner and group activities, as well as to stay on task when given a drill. UNIFORM (once you decide to join the school) For Capoeira class, kids are required to be in clean Capoeira pants (abadas), their Capoeira cord and a Capoeira t-shirt or plain white t-shirt. Students with long hair should have it pinned back.
At Tucson Capoeira, you will receive an introduction to the four core expressions of Capoeira : Movement, Music, Philosophy, and History. The fight of capoeira is often described as a physical conversation between two bodies. This class teaches you the language that the dance movements, attacks, and escapes represent. When the class is complete, not only will you be ready to “speak capoeira,” you will be ready to participate in all of its four core expressions within the mixed level classes. And you should expect to begin experiencing the Benefits of Capoeira. Art of CAPOEIRA. You will Learn and Understand the Basic History, Movements, Sequences, and Rhythms of this Amazing Art Form. ✩ Self Defense ✩ Health & Fitness ✩ Strength ✩ Flexibility ✩ Coordination ✩ Small Group Instruction Classes will be held from 5:30 -7:00pm on Mondays & 6pm to 7:30 Wednesdays, and 4pm tp 6pm on Saturday Fridays. The FIRST CLASS is FREE at Tucson Capoeira for all NEW to the art of Capoeira. After your first class there are several payment options available: monthly tuition, and per-class. We also offer convenient family training plans. Tucson Capoeira teachers are also available for private lessons, and our performance group is available for school assemblies and private performances. For more details please call[masked] or email [masked]