Summer at the Library: Capoeira!

 Summer at the Library: Capoeira! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed in Brazil mainly by African descendants with native Brazilian influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known for quick and complex moves, using power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.

Interested?   In this high energy class, students will be introduced to capoeira movements that involve the entire body and help to develop strength and flexibility. Brazilian instruments and songs are also introduced. Please wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

Capoeira Academy of Gainesville will visit the following locations:

  • June 5 at 2:00 PM Tower Road Branch
  • June 6 at 2:00 PM Alachua Library Branch
  • June 7 at 3:30 PM Library Partnership Branch
  • June 12 at 2:00 PM Waldo Branch
  • June 13 at 3:00 PM Cone Park Library Branch

Learn more about Capoeira Academy of Gainesville or see the "This is Capoeira" video.

Here's a small sample of some of the capoeira material we have available.  Check it out!

Unknown Capoeira cover    Capoeira : fusing dance and martial arts cover     Capoeira : game! dance! martial art! cover    The little Capoeira book cover

Learn more about summer programs and summer reading our "Summer at the Library" page,

Posted by CindyB on May 11, 2018