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Capoeira Girassol UCA

Welcome to Capoeira Girassol, an academy and community where adults and children can learn the transformative practice of capoeira: movement, music, culture, ritual, history and practical philosophy.

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What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that fully engages the body, mind and spirit. Within this practice, we play, dance, fight, sing, improvise and push our perceived limits. At its core, capoeira both anticipates and reflects the forces at play in the wider world and within the individual. It is a holistic and complete practice that helps strengthen our self-expression, body power and relationships. 

Brazilian Musical Instruments

Capoeira Luta de Bailarino (musica baseada em poema de Dia Gomes)

"Capoeira e luta de bailarino, danca de gladiadores, duelo de camaradas

Capoeira e jogo, e bailado

Capoeira e disputa, simbioze perfeita de forca e ritmo, poesia e agilidade.

Capoeira e um artista.

Capoeira e um atleta, e um jogador, e um maestro, e um poeta."

Capoeira Dancers' Fight
(music inspired by a Dias Gomes Poem)

"Capoeira is a dancer's fight, a Gladiators' dance,

a comrades' duel.
Capoeira is a game and a dance.
Capoeira is dispute, perfect symbiosis for strength and rhythm, poetry and agility.
Capoeira is an artist.
Capoeira is an athlete, is a player, is a conductor, is a poet."

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We offer a basics class every Saturday from 3-4 p.m.!
All-levels classes are Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Maple Street Dance Space
3215 Central Ave. SE

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