Capoeira Classes in New York City
Classes are held at the Battery Dance Studio located at 380 Broadway, 5th Floor in New York City. Come and visit us for a free capoeira class.
ECSquared Studio, located in
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All ages and experience are invited to try a free capoeira class. To learn the beautiful art of capoeira, simply sign up for our newsletter here or just come to our two locations in New York or Queens.
Benefits of Capoeira.
There are hundreds of physical activities and martial arts for people to choose from. So why should you choose capoeira over kickboxing? Capoeira is a unique blend of cultural and physical expression. A capoeira class is composed non only of intense physical activity, but also music and culture. Capoeira African heritage and global reach had made it a Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.
In 2014 Capoeira was Declared a Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
This is an excerpt from the Unesco Declaration:
“Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian cultural practice – simultaneously a fight and a dance – that can be interpreted as a tradition, a sport and even an art form. Capoeira players form a circle at the centre of which two players engage with one another. The movements require great bodily dexterity. The other players around the circle sing, chant, clap and play percussive instruments. Capoeira circles are formed by a group of people of any gender, and comprise a master, counter-master and disciples. The master is the bearer and guardian of the knowledge of the circle, and is expected to teach the repertoire and to maintain the group’s cohesion and its observance to a ritual code.”
To read more about the declaration click here.