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Family Capoeira

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/25/2014 and 8/30/2014.

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting  social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy,  and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Location

Indian Road Lawn in Inwood Hill Park
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Northern Manhattan Parks & Bread and Yoga

Contact Number

(212) 569-4112

Contact Email

director@breadandyoga.com

Categories

Education, Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness

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