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 all that follow in the session should the student register for the session.  Please register for a Trial on the registration page.  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 3 – May 31  $480 entire year (1 x per week) or $960 (2 x per week)***   

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

Session Dates

June 4, 2018 is a makeup week at all locations.

Summer Session I (4 week session) June 11 - July 6, 2018

Summer Session II (4 week session) July 9 - August 3, 2018

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

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, December 24 - January 2, and the weeks of February 18, 2019, and April 15, 2019