Capoeira, 8-12 yrs
Jan 18 - Mar 29 (Wednesday)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages 8-13 · Co-Ed
Marinwood Community Center
From Jan 18, 2017 to Mar 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Capoeira (pronounced ka-oo-eyh-da) is an AFRO-Brazilian martial art form that incorporated acrobatics, dance, percussion and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind and spirit. It is a communal game in which two opponents play each other inside a circle, formed by other players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional handmade instruments. The class will teach basic capoeira techniques and music including traditional instruments and songs in Portuguese.Capoeira is a unique martial art that offers countless benefits to young children with respect to both physical and mental development. By incorporating body movement, percussion, music and singing, Capoeira helps develop balance, coordination, fitness, flexibility, and rhythm. Capoeira also builds social skills, a sense of community and self esteem through creative expression. Toddlers are introduced to Capoeira in a play-based and nurturing format with musical elements to make them feel comfortable while simultaneously inspiring them to exercise and learn new movements. Drop-in rate $20.
Our Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 11, at the Corte Madera Community Center at 3:00-5:00pm. This ceremony is our biggest event of the year - all of our Marin students gather together to celebrate each other's growth. A Capoeira Master from Brazil and top level teachers from all over the world will be present for this event. Every youth capoeira student gets a capoeira nickname, given by the teacher, and new cord representing their growth. For youth, the level of the cord is decided mostly by age, but we also let our students know that how they behave at home and in school also impacts our decision-making. While we urge all students to participate in this special event, it is completely optional. For more information about our organization and instructors please go to www.abadamarin.com.
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