Capoeira is an art form created by African prisoners-of-war during colonial times in Brazil. Often referred to as a “dance fight”, capoeira was created with African music, instruments and
ABOUT CAPOEIRA DC
CapoeiraDC was started in early 2002 by eight students, including Contra Mestre Morcego, Profofessora Borboleta, Professor Sorriso, and Instrutor Gavião. The eight decided they wanted to train capoeira although they no longer had an instructor.
The first training site for the group was in Morcego’s restaurant on 9th & U St. The students knew they needed higher level instruction. After serious consideration, they approached Mestre Curisco and asked him to lead them in their development. From that moment, they became members of the Capoeira Malês family.
Mestre Curisco, Mestre Lua Branca, and Capoeira Malês schools train the form of capoeira often called capoeira contemporânea.
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WHAT IS CAPOEiRA?
martial arts as a form of resistance against enslavement and later forms of oppression. Capoeira arrived in the US during the sixties and has taken root all over the world.
CONTRA MESTRE MORCEGO
Contra Mestre Morcego is the lead teacher at CapoeiraDC. Morcego is the ultimate student. His apellido means “bat” in Portuguese because he was known to stay up late studying. Morcego’s method of study is also his method of instruction; continuous training in order to be constantly prepared for the jogo (game) of capoeira. He is fond of saying, “In capoeira, you’ve got to work a lot to get a little. And you better be happy with a little, because that’s all you’re going to get.”
Mon. & Wed. - 7PM
Saturday - 1PM
Wednesday - 5:30PM
Saturday - 9:30AM
Classes start as young as 2 years old.
Contact us for more information based on age.
Jul 13, 2019
First Annual Capoeira Festival and Bautizado: "Sua Casa"
For more imformation visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1207188312787625/
Jul 13, 12:00am
to Jul 14, 12:00am
Charlotte, NC, USA
Sep 7, 2019
Capoeira Malês - TORONTO Batizado & Troca de Cordas
Sep 7, 12:00am
to Sep 8, 12:00am
Oct 5, 2019
Capoeira Males - DC Batizado & Troca De Cordas
Oct 5, 12:00am
to Oct 6, 12:00am
Nov 9, 2019
Capoeira Malês - DC - Annual Gala
Nov 9, 12:00am
to Nov 10, 12:00am
Dec 7, 2019
UCA Berkeley Econtro & Batizado - Mestre Acordeon
The end of an era is coming. Don't miss this event. For more information visit - https://www.facebook.com/events/2290837381205338/
Dec 7, 12:00am
to Dec 8, 12:00am
1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, California 94702
The Capoeira Spot is available for rent, as a one-time usage or for on-going monthly rentals. We love our current tenants Vava United School of Samba and District Dance Arts.
To schedule a viewing, check the availability and learn about our current rates, please contact us below.
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2008 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20018
CapoeiraDC is a community- run 501-(c)(3) non-profit that fosters capoeira and other arts instruction through classes, community outreach and access, and youth development.
Donations, monthly dues, and contributions to our annual Zumbi-Dandara galas support the use of our studio space and the continuation of our mission.