Capoeira provides physical fitness for children, ages 4 and up. It is intended to be a no- to low-contact martial art that helps children with gross motor planning and gross motor skills.

Children must be in Barro Vermelho’s official uniform by the second class, which may be purchased at the academy or on line in the Square Market.

Children will also learn maculele (a dance done hitting sticks against your partner’s sticks), samba, capoeira instruments, and Portuguese through this fun, interactive class. Participants must pre-register for a session; session fees may be pro-rated if starting mid-session.       

Please select a Class Pack or Membership to register below. Please note that a class may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment and the schedule may change if necessary.


2019-2020 Sessions (Ages 4 and up-40 minute sessions)

Fall through Spring, youth capoeira classes are offered as Memberships with 8 weeks of classes followed by one week of make up classes.

Students new to the group may take their first class at no cost if they wish to try out the class and will be charged for that class and the remainder of the session should the student register for the session.  Please register for a Youth Trial Membership. 

In the summer, four or eight class packs are available.


Please note that classes are non-refundable and must be paid in advance:

Memberships: One time per week-$159/Twice per week-$249/Three times per week $379  

(Siblings receive a 10% discount per child after the first enrolled child using the discount code 10OFF) 

Class Packs: Four Class Pack - $89, Eight Class Pack - $159

***Special Discounted School Year Enrollment – September 3 – May 30  $549 entire year (1 x per week) or $769 (2 or more x per week)***   



Session Dates

Summer Session June 17 - August 24, 2019

Fall Session I   September 3 – October 26, 2019

Week of October 28, 2019 is a make up week at all locations.

Fall Session II*  November 4, 2019  - January 18, 2020 

Week of January 20, 2020 is a make up week at all locations.

 Winter Session January 27 - March 21, 2020

Week of March 23, 2020 is a make up week at all locations.

 Spring Session* March 30 - May 30, 2020

Week of June 1, 2020 is a make up week at all locations.


Day & Time*, Location (All Sessions)

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15 PM,  Gymnasium - First Baptist Church of the City of Washington DC at 1328 16th St., NW (entrance on O St.)

Wednesdays 5:00-5:45 PM, Brazilian-American Cultural Center, 3001 Sherman Ave., NW (at Columbia Rd., NW)

Saturdays 9:30-10:15 AM, Brazilian-American Cultural Center, 3001 Sherman Ave., NW (at Columbia Rd., NW)

*There are no classes the week of November 18 including Thanksgiving Day, December 23 - January 3, and the week of April 13, 2020