Beginning in August, we’ve decided to integrate our children’s and adults capoeira programs, and hold just one Saturday class for both kids and adults. This class will be twice as long as the current kids class and will include training in music, dances like maculele and samba, and acrobatics.
Since the beginning of the summer, the enrollment in our kids’ program has been down. I think the best way to stimulate our children to learn capoeira will be to integrate them into the adults program and give them the chance to work with more advanced capoeiristas. These classes will be structured in a similar way as they currently are (ie., very beginner-friendly), but kids will have more opportunities to work in partners and to learn to play musical instruments, sing songs, and practice dances.
So, beginning on Saturday, August 3, classes will meet every Saturday from 3-5pm at BYS Yoga. Our final regular children’s class will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 2:30-3:30. Please note that, on July 20, we’ll have a special event to which you are invited (see below), and on Saturday, July 27, class has been cancelled because our teachers are out of town.
Both children and adults are invited to a special class, open roda, and capoeira demonstration on July 20 from 3:30-5pm at BYS Yoga. You are welcome to attend this event whether or not you train capoeira! We’ll practice music, sing songs, play capoeira, and celebrate another year of training in Pittsburgh. Join us!