Minis Capoeira

Give your kids a head start in life! Help awaken their senses, develop coordination, motor skills, discipline, rhythm and more! Ages 3-5.

Now registering for 2020/21 sessions. Limited space available.
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In this 45-minute class, kids work on coordination, balance, attention span, social skills and rhythm through fun Capoeira games and exercises. Parents are welcome to participate with their children in the activities. Classes are held in a safe and friendly environment with safety equipment and musical instruments. Ages 3-5. See a list of benefits for children below.

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Benefits of Capoeira for Children

Physical & Health Education

  • Valuable self-defense skills
  • Cardio-vascular fitness
  • Complete body training
  • Improves motor coordination
  • Increases flexibility
  • Learn to control breathing
  • Improves stamina
  • Weight management
  • Learn healthy eating habits

Multi-Cultural Education

  • Introduction to the Portuguese language
  • Exposure to new cultural ideas, foods & traditions
  • Learn about Brazilian, African & Indigenous history
  • Exposure to traditional dances, songs & music

Social and Emotional Health

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Builds character
  • Improves anger management skills
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Teaches patience, self-discipline & respect
  • Builds a sense of community
  • Increases attention
  • Learn goal-setting skills

Music Education

  • Learn to play musical instruments
  • Singing
  • Learning traditional musical rhythms
  • Dance skills

Capoeira for Children

The involvement with Capoeira awakens the musical, physical, artistic, and creative sides of the children who practice in this art form. Capoeira is one of the best ways for children to develop mind, body, and strength. In addition to the benefits above, Capoeira helps to build a strong and positive character and personality through self-expression in a fun and playful environment.

Classes are taught by Mestrando Paraiba and Graduada Neném.

Mestrando Paraiba has been working with children for over 19 years teaching them Capoeira, Music, Brazilian Portuguese and traditional Brazilian Dances.

Graduada Neném has been training Capoeira for 1 years. Her passion and enthusiasm is motivational and inspiring for students of all levels, from children to adults. In 2006 Neném completed her B.A. in sociology from York University and moved on to completing her Masters of Education in 2009.

F.A.Q

– In our Mini Capoeira classes we accept children from ages 3-5. In Kids Capoeira, 6+.

– Mini Capoeira is a 45 minute class where children will develop their coordination, balance, attention span, social skills and rhythm through fun Capoeira games and exercises. Parents are welcome to participate with their children in the activites. Classes are held in a safe and friendly environment with safety equipment and musical instruments.

– For Capoeira, wear comfortable and breathable WHITE pants (no shorts or jeans please) and t-shirt / top of any color. 
If you do not have white pants, we can loan you a clean pair for $5. 

– Being that it’s their first time, it’s important you arrive early (minimum 15 minutes) to allow them time to get comfortable with our Academy and instructors. Often when kids arrive late their first day it sets them back for the rest of the class.
You may also want to try following along one of our videos here to give them a bit of a head start on their first class.

– No. Your child must have turned 6 to join the older kids group (Kids Capoeira, ages 6-12).

Yes. Every year we host our Annual Batizado in which students can receive their first belt and progress through our belt system. Students will be evaluated for their skills, attendance and focus levels. Occasionally, other aspects will be considered such as school grades and behaviour at home.

Yes, but most are optional. Once you first join, a uniform must be purchased and must be worn for ALL classes. Besides that, we host events in which we encourage all members to participate, but it’s optional. Such events include parties, camps, sleep-overs, movie nights, competitions, and belt ceremonies.