Come play & get fit moving your body to the rhythm of Brazilian and African instruments!
- build muscle
- improve balance & coordination
- increase strength, endurance & flexibility
- learn body control, expression & rhythm
- and most importantly, have fun!
Developed by African slaves in the 16th century, Capoeira is one of Brazilians most famous cultural heritages. It combines power kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics, knee strikes, take-downs, elbow strikes, punches and headbutts.
Beyond movements, music and game strategy, capoeira instills in it's practitioners many values that contribute to the formation of a more just, fraternal and egalitarian society. The sport has been developed, studied and practiced in numerous institutions, projects and various locations worldwide where it's qualities are considered to be extremely important for the development and growth of individuals. It is common to use capoeira as a tool with the objective of engaging people of all ages, shapes, sizes and capacities in the principles of cooperation, mutual respect, community building, cross cultural learning, personal discipline and presentation of self as practiced in this unique art form.
Professor Cabecao has 17 years of experience with capoeira, as well as a Bachelors degree in Physical Education.
Try it out yourself, bring friends and family, join us for our class in Tarrytown with Professor Cabeção on Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm and Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm in Ammerman Hall (on the 2nd floor) at The Reformed Church of Tarrytown! The first class is $10, or the first week (3 classes) is $20. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for some fun moves! All ages and families welcome. Feel free to contact us with any questions by phone or e-mail: 845.826.4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.