Capoeira for Children
Quality in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school. Our activities will challenge and develop your child’s creativity, imagination, thinking skills, and social skills.
Capoeira (pronounced cap-o-way-da) is a high energy Brazilian martial art that combines self-defense techniques, acrobatics, music, dance, and culture.
Why Capoeira for little ones?
Capoeira teaches control, never violence. It incorporates music as its core element. Capoeira music is always playing during the extent of class. However, it doesn’t stop there!
The kids actually learn to play all the instruments that they hear in the songs. Children start out by learning the basics of rhythm by clapping their hands with the beat. Then they move to learning percussion instruments such as the Atabaque (an African drum) and the Pandeiro (a tambourine-like instrument). The children will learn about and how to play a unique instrument called Berimbau, the most important instrument to Capoeira. In addition, to learning and singing the songs they will be exposed to the language. Since Capoeira was developed in Brazil and the spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese, the children will learn the words to the songs and what the words mean. Children will learn to count in Portuguese. All of the movement names are Portuguese words which will provide full immersion in the language for all children.
Capoeira teaches control, never violence. It incorporates music as its core element. Capoeira music is always playing to the extent of class…