Capoeira Communities are an award winning not-for-profit social enterprise. We have been teaching in schools for over 15 years and pioneered compulsory Capoeira in key stage 1&2.
Our classes nurture and develop skills in Children (and adults ) such as co-ordination, balance, core strength, creative play, co-operation, improvisation, agility, stamina, rhythm, musicality and knowledge of another culture.
All of which help not only in physical well-being but mental well-being too.
We offer in curriculum workshops in movement, music and history of Capoeira. We would love to work with you and help you move in new ways. Head to the 'Classes' section to see how we can work together. We also offer an online learn at home resource called 'I Can Play Capoeira' !
Usually two people play Capoeira together, using kicks to make the other person dodge and respond with their own movement.
It was originally disguised as dance so contains dance like steps as well as space for self expression through movement.
Impressive acrobatics and beautiful shapes are also part of the game, creating an awesome spectacle and joyful expression.
Music is an integral part of Capoeira, adding to the energy while also dictating the speed and style of games.
Everyone who does Capoeira brings something new to it - themselves! It's genderless and ageless. You choose how you want to play the game.
Capoeira Communities have been working in schools and with the public for over 15 years. We have taught the movement, music and history of Capoeira to thouands of people. We Would love to work with you!
We are available for booking. If you would like us to visit your school / event /workplace then please send us an email or use our contact sheet for your enquiry. We offer flexible options such as; in curriculum classes, full days, half days, demonstrations, music and singing classes and after school clubs.
Our lessons nurture / encourage; balance, motor control, creative-play, cooperation, confidence, rhythm, musicality, creativity, stamina, strength + understanding of another culture.
We pride ourselves in making Capoeira fun and accessible to all ages and abilities. Capoeira is a unique activity due to its rich history and relationship to black history, culture and music.
The movements also greatly complement other sporting activities and are excellent for mental and physical well being. We recently ran a project for rural Norfolk schools and the results were fantastic. Watch the video opposite for more info ------>
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'I Can Play Capoeira' is a learning resource aimed at Primary school children but fun for everyone! Wether learning alone, with a caregiver at home or with a teacher in school, the exercises will help everyone move in new ways while also learning about another culture!
The videos are fun and energetic, ensuring engagement throughout.
Watch the trailer below!