Capoiera is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, music and self-defence. Instead of blocking kicks, Capoira encourages escaping, thus reducing contact. Rather than promoting violence, Capoira provides a physical outlet while teaching the students self confidence, respect for others, discipline, cultural acceptance, perception and community.
Capoeira is played two-by-two, and the game works like the dialogue of a conversation. Capoeira develops gross and fine motor skills, co-ordination, muscular strength, proprioception, cardiovascular endurance, balance, flexibility and rhythm. Involving the music/rhythm aspect adds an additional interest area and diversifies the classes.
When: Mondays from 3:30 pm to 4:45 p.m.
The Capoeira Program will be open to classrooms on a rotating basis.
After school classes will begin October 15th. October & November classes are open to students in Mrs. Toppazzini's class (room 6) Mr. Unrau's class (room 18) and Ms. Stone's class (room 17).