Kids Tucson Capoeira Classes
Capoeira encourages discipline, helps to teach self-confidence. In this way it helps in the positive formation of those who participate and become involved in the practice of Capoeira. See a list of benefits for children here.
The importance of Capoeira for children is not only in the historical and cultural aspect, but also in the physical qualities it helps develop; balance, motor coordination, speed, strength. It also helps to develop the potential of each child to learn in life, in school and have a positive influence in their life in general.
We request that for the first trial classes students use loose pants (sweat pants) and any t-shirt. After that, all students will be required to purchase our school uniform. We train in bare feet or martial-art/dance shoes.
BENEFITS of TUCSON CAPOEIRA KIDS CLASS
Because Capoeira involves music and dance-like movements, many see Capoeira as a dance. It is much more. Capoeira is a game, a dance, a martial art, a way to get fit and a form of cultural expression. It is also an art form that illustrates the centuries-old connection between Latin and African cultures.
Tucson CapoeiraYouth Program focuses on developing athleticism, strength, respect, discipline, coordination and musical skill. In Capoeira class, kids and teens will work their flexibility, reflex, agility, rhythm, basic acrobatic skill, and bolster their self-confidence. In addition, youth develop their Portuguese language skills by learning basic greetings, commands, Capoeira songs and general vocabulary.
Training Capoeira helps youth develop their interpersonal communication skills, enrich their cultural perspective, and illustrates the importance of music, art, and movement in history and in social change. Kids are expected to participate fully in class, support each other in the classroom setting, during partner and group activities, as well as to stay on task when given a drill.
UNIFORM for TUCSON CAPOEIRA KIDS CLASS
For Capoeira class, kids are required to be in clean Capoeira pants (abadas), their Capoeira cord and a Capoeira t-shirt or plain white t-shirt. Students with long hair should have it pinned back.
Progress and development is directly related to consistent attendance and dedication. It is very important that parents bring their youth to class regularly and as frequently as possible. Kids that train at least twice a week will see the most improvement.
Much like any other martial art where “cordaos” (belts) symbolize rank and skill level, in Tucson Capoeira class kids will have the opportunity to test for their first (or next belt) twice a year. Moving up in levels in Capoeira happens at an event called a “Batizado.” A Batizado is a Capoeira graduation ceremony where students receive their new cords, there are performances and demonstrations; and family and friends are invited to watch. The batizado is a fun, family friendly event that the kids look forward to each year. It is a time where the young capoeiristas can shine and show off what they’ve learned over the previous 6 months.
Kids Capoeira (Ages 5 and up)
– Our children’s Capoeira program offers complete training for boys and girls at any level of experience in our art form. The program serves as a focused developmental stage with an emphasis on self-confidence and understanding their intellectual and physical growth; as well as the blossoming responsibility of our young ones as they grow in life and in Capoeira alike.
After 6 months of consistent training(paying monthly and coming to two classes a week on average) you get an extra $10 a month off Adult and Teen rates.
CLASS PURCHASE POLICIES: All class purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable. 10-class passes are valid for 2 months from the first day used and any classes not used within the validity period are lost. We offer a one-time per year opportunity to freeze your monthly class purchase due to an injury that keeps you from being able to train. Please inform us in writing of your injury and the remainder of the month will be pro-rated and applied as a credit to your following month of participation. No extensions will be made for travel, sickness, etc. Please check your schedule before making a class purchase.
UNIFORMS: Absolute Beginners may wear their free Capoeira t-shirt & comfortable pants during their series. Choose to purchase a full uniform within the first week of your series and get a 10% discount! After completing the Absolute Beginner Series,Tucson Capoeira uniforms are required for all on-going participants & are available for purchase at Capoeira Capoeira for $75. They consist of abada/pants, cord and t-shirt.
No prior experience is necessary. Beginners should wear loose fitting clothing and should be barefoot or, if necessary, use light footwear. No uniform is required the first month for beginners. A uniform is required after your third month of training, and may be purchased on site with advanced notice.
FAMILY DISCOUNT: For families with multiple children/adults enrolled in classes, when one child/adult enrolls at regular price, siblings/parents will receive a 10% discount.