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.
Students who complete the Foundations classes can begin attending Viola classes.
In this program, students will continue to work on the ginga, kicks, escapes, basic acrobatics, and capoeira songs and instruments. Students will also learn how to connect movements and improve their play in the roda.
- Viola students typically have been training from 4 months to 3 years, and have no cord to a full yellow cord.
- In order to enroll in the Viola class, you must purchase a Capoeira Malês uniform and enroll in the monthly payment program.
Participation in Médio and Viola classes is at the discretion of Instrutor Morcego. In the Médio program students are expected to have a better understanding of the capoeira jogo - game, and will strengthen their skills in the roda. At this level students should have a larger repertoire of songs and know how to play all instruments.
- Médio students have been training for 2-5 years, which includes some full yellow and yellow-orange cords.
The Gunga program was formerly the Advanced class. Students have a more developed vision of the jogo and know how to play different games including Angola, Benguela, São Bento Grande de Angola, and Regional. At this level students can lead the bateria and in some cases teach or assist teaching the Foundations and Viola classes.
- This class is reserved for students with 4 or more years of training including some yellow-orange cords and above.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on where you fit into the program.