ACBX’s 3rd Annual FREE Capoeira Workshop Series for NYC Schools Returns February 2015
Schedule your workshop Now – January 29, 2015
WHAT: FREE 45-minute Capoeira – Afro-Brazilian martial arts/dance – workshops for NYC schools
WHEN: During the month of February
Contact us for scheduling availability.
WHERE: Your School!
WHY: Capoeira is increasingly gaining popularity in our communities and is appealing to our youth. A capoeira workshop is a fun and engaging medium to teach students about the impact of African culture through the world and expose them to one of the many arts part of the African Diaspora.
Developed in the 1500’s by enslaved Africans in Brazil, Capoeira (pronounced ka-poo-eh-ra) is a unique art form that blends dance-like movements, self-defense, acrobatics and music into a martial art. Masking capoeira as a dance, enslaved Africans were able to practice self-defense techniques which they later used in revolts against slave masters.
Capoeira served not only as a means of survival, but as a form of self-expression that would bring people together and help maintain customs they had been forcefully stripped of.
ACBX & PARTICPATING SCHOOL AGREE TO:
- School to provide clean & appropriate space i.e. gym, dance room, cafeteria
- School to provide 1-2 school staff as facilitators
- ACBX to provide all necessary instruments
- CAPACITY GUIDELINES
- Grades K -5: Min. of 12 / Max. 20
- Grades 6 – 8: Min. 14 / Max 25
- Grades 9 – 12: Min. 14 / Max 30
NEXT STEP: CONTACT US
If interested in providing this experience to your students, email us your preferred dates and times and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours confirming if your requested date is still available. Please note that priority will be given to school that have not had a free workshop before.
Jennifer Sánchez (aka Graduada Franjinha)