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.


2018-2019 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 the remainder of the session should the student register for the session.  Please register for a Trial on the registration page. 


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

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) 

***Special Discounted School Year Enrollment – September 3 – May 31  $549 entire year (1 x per week) or $769 (2 or more x per week)***   


Session Dates

Fall Session I   September 3 – October 26, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018 is a makeup week at all locations.


Fall Session II*  November 5, 2018  - January 11, 2019 

Week of January 14, 2019 is a makeup week at all locations.


Winter Session* January 21 - March 21, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019 is a makeup week at all locations.


Spring Session* April 1 - May 31, 2019

Week of June 3, 2019 is a makeup week at all locations.


Day & Time*, Location (All Sessions)

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

Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm, Gymnasium - All Souls Church, Unitarian at 1500 Harvard St., NW (at 16th St., NW)

Saturdays 9:00-9:45 am,   Dance Loft on 14, Studio 3, 4618 14th St NW, between Buchanan and Crittenden St., NW

*There are no classes on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 - January 2, and the weeks of February 18, 2019, and April 15, 2019