Capoeira for Kids
Capoeira provides physical fitness for children and is intended to be a no- to low-contact martial art that helps children with gross motor planning and gross motor skills. As a martial art, children learn discipline, confidence and self control. Unlike other martial arts, the music and instruments of capoeira provide a multi-sensory experience for children.
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.
Typically youth will train in the class corresponding to their age to advance through the cord system; in rare instances a younger child may be placed in the advanced group. Please call to inquire regarding proper placement for youth older than 11.
CAREGIVERS MAY TRAIN FREE OF CHARGE IN ADULT CLASSES IF THEY HAVE A CHILD TAKING YOUTH CLASSES.
INSTRUCTIONS: Registering for one class is the default; TO REGISTER FOR TWICE PER WEEK, SELECT THE TWO DESIRED SESSIONS AND ENTER THE COUPON CODE “DOUBLE’ AT CHECKOUT.
TO REGISTER FOR THREE TIMES PER WEEK SELECT THE THREE DESIRED SESSIONS AND ENTER THE COUPON CODE “TRIPLE’ AT CHECKOUT
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. In the summer, four or eight class packs are available.
Participants must pre-register for a session; session fees may be pro-rated if starting mid-session. Students new to the group may take their first class at no charge if they wish to try out the class. Please register for a Youth Trial Membership.
Please select a Class Pack (Summer session only) or Membership (Fall through Spring) to register below.
A class may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment; the schedule may change if necessary.
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.
Throughout the session, we may schedule special youth capoeira events to encourage formal capoeira play with their peers and adult capoeiristas in some cases.
Note these are drop off classes: Caregivers are expected to drop off their children and pick them up at the end of class. Caregivers may observe the last five minutes of class; under special circumstances caregivers may make arrangements to pick their children up after the class end time with the instructor’s permission.
Classes are non-refundable and must be paid in advance.
Siblings automatically receive a 10% discount per child after the first enrolled child
Memberships: One time per week-$159/Twice per week-$249/Three times per week $379
Summer 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)***
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.
There are no classes the week of November 18 including Thanksgiving Day, December 23 - January 3
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
There are no classes the week of April 13, 2020.
The week of June 1, 2020 is a make up week at all locations.