Educational and After-School Programming
Fort Worth Capoeira offers single- and multiple-session programs that focus on personal enrichment through physical exercise and cultural awareness. Capoeira is a tool that can help young people appreciate themselves and their peers through a focus on respect and citizenship, while breaking down social barriers, improving self-esteem, and encouraging healthy movement in a community environment.
Fort Worth Capoeira focuses on citizenship by teaching respectful interactions that are based on attentive observation (aural and visual), appropriate responses (both physical and verbal), risk and impulse control, and mutual acknowledgement (eye contact and hand shaking).
While capoeira is a form of movement that is very dynamic, and includes standing spins and kicks, a constant changing of levels (standing, squatting, lying prone) and the occasional change of axis (handstands, back bends, cartwheels), our focus is on healthy and safe physical activity in an encouraging and supportive environment, not on the mastery of these different movements.
In addition to providing healthy physical activity, Fort Worth Capoeira offers students exposure to Brazilian culture, Portuguese language, and traditional music and instruments. Students effectually gain confidence in their stage presentation and performance as they are encouraged to demonstrate what they have learned in a safe and accepting environment, and learn to express themselves creatively through movement and music.
Fort Worth Capoeira follows a curriculum that introduces new material in each class, while constantly reinforcing what was covered previously through practice and repetition. In a 12-session program, for example, students will learn an 8-part sequence of movements, and 6 songs in Portuguese. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the culture of capoeira, which privileges citizenship, respect and honor.
In addition to a multiple-session program, Fort Worth Capoeira can provide fun educational lectures/workshops for your educational programming for all ages, including cultural history and demonstrations. Download our informational sheet here: Fort Worth Capoeira Info Sheet