Day Camp

Capoeira Summer Camp 2019 Description

Capoeira (“kap-oo-ay-rah”) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines music, self-defence, dance, acrobatics, and physical conditioning to create a unique, multidisciplinary experience. The art form was created over 400 years ago in Brazil, developed by African slaves as a form of recreation and self-defence against the Portuguese colonizers. In order to conceal what they were doing, the slaves disguised their martial art as a benign art form, adding in elements of dance, music, and later, acrobatics. As a result, modern Capoeira is one of the most inherently diverse martial arts in the world today, with creativity, music, self-expression, and strategic thinking as much a part of the core curriculum as physical training and fitness.

During this summer program students will:

  • Gain skills and confidence by learning the fundamental movements of Capoeira: footwork, attacks, escapes, acrobatics.
  • Increase their coordination by engaging in fun daily motor skills games, exercises, and obstacle courses.
  • Gain Rhythm by learning the fundamentals of Afro-Brazillian percussion and how to play basic rhythms on several traditional African and Brazilian instruments.
  • Learn self expression by learning to sing Capoeira songs!
  • Get outdoors for a portion of every sunny day.
  • Stay extremely active by playing Capoeira everyday!
  • Have fun in a safe, positive and highly active environment with other young aspiring Capoeiristas and our highly experienced and skilled instructors.

Program Dates:

July 2-5

July 8-12

Note* these will operate as two camps with a requirement of 1 week non-refundable commitment per camp.

Age range: 6+ (No uniform necessary)

Program Leader: Ken Clarke (Inst. Polvo)

To Register:

By Phone: 604-257-6955



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