Capoeira – Martial Art of Brazil

Presented by


Julio Santos

Capoeria is an Afro-Brazilian martial art:  a rhythmic conversation between two bodies without speaking. Capoeria originated in Brazil during the 16th century.  It was developed by slaves, and  was first disguised as a dance, then later used as a tool of survival and defense to help them gain freedom from oppression. Today, Capoeira is celebrated for its beauty, tradition and profound importance in Brazil’s history.

CultureALL Ambassador Holly Sells guide this interactive session, where participants learn the four laws of focus, sing the language, and enjoy the “play.”

Instructors for this workshop may vary, depending on the date and the size of the class.   Julio and Holly often teach it together; however, if Holly is not available, Julio may teach solo, or bring another Capoeira artist visiting from Brazil.

Workshop Details




Physical Education, Dance, Music, Social Studies


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Gym is preferred

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Chair; for longer workshops - tumbling mats, hula hoops, and cones, if available

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