Adult Capoeira Classes
Capoeira Malês DC practices Capoeira Contemporânea, or contemporary capoeira, a unique blend of martial arts, dance, music, and gravity defying acrobatics.
You don't have to possess a martial arts, gymnastics, or a dance background to train capoeira. We will teach you everything you need to know.
New students must attend the Foundations classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays to gain a basic understanding of the art.
In this program, students will learn the ginga, kicks, escapes, basic acrobatics, and traditional songs and capoeira etiquette. It is also a great workout.
For your first class, wear a t-shirt and workout pants — no shorts. Footwear is optional, although many people prefer to play capoeira barefoot. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register, pay, and change your clothing.
All classes begin with a brief warm up, stretch and a workout that includes partner work to develop your technique. This class prepares you for more advanced classes at the Capoeira Spot.
- Foundations classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- New students must stay in the Foundations classes for 4 months before enrolling in the next level Viola class.
- Students from other capoeira schools should spend 2 months in the Foundations classes before taking other classes at the Capoeira Spot.
If you'd like to start training capoeira, sign up for a foundations class here.