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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 inBarro 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.       

Click here to register. Please note that a class may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.

ADULT CAREGIVERS MAY TRAIN FREE OF CHARGE IN ADULT CLASSES IF THEY HAVE A CHILD TAKING KIDS CLASSES.

2017-2018 Sessions (Ages 4 and up-40 minute sessions)

Youth capoeira classes are offered in 8 week sessions 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 all that follow in the session should the student register for the session.  Pricing is as follows and classes may be purchased on line (please note that classes are non-refundable and must be paid in advance):

One time per week-$159/Twice per week-$249 (siblings receive a 10% discount per child after the first enrolled child using the discount code 10OFF) 

***Special Discounted School Year Enrollment – September 5 – May 31  $549 entire year***   

NOTE Classes at BloomBars must be purchased at that location and are separately priced.

Session Dates

Fall Session I   September 5 – October 27, 2017

Fall Session II  November 7 - January 12, 2018 (Bethesda classes start October 30)

Winter Session January 23 - March 16, 2018

Spring Session April 2 - June 1, 2018 

June 4, 2018 is a makeup week at all locations

Day & Time*, Location

Monday, 4:00-4:40 pm, Ages 4-6, Social Hall, Brookmont Church (Bethesda)

Tuesday 5:30-6:15 pm, LL-Church of the Holy City

Thursday 6:30-7:10 pm, LL-Church of the Holy City

Saturday 8:30-9:15 am,  BloomBars

*There are no classes on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and the week of March 26, 2018 (in DC Only)