Free Workshops for Schools in February

January 5, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month with a Free Capoeira Workshop  for Your Students

Must Contact us no later than January 29 to schedule your workshop.

WHAT: FREE 45-minute Capoeira – Afro-Brazilian martial arts/dance – workshops
for NYC schools

WHEN: During the month of February. On a mutually agreed upon date & time.
Availability to host workshops as follows (subject to change):

Mondays: 8a – 2p
Tuesdays: 8a- 2p
Wednesdays – not available
Thursdays: 8a – 1p
Fridays: 8a – 5p 

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 would be 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.

Click the link to watch a short clip:



  • 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
  • ACBX and coordinating school staff will agree upon dates selected
    • Grades K -5: Min. of 12 / Max. 18
    • Grades 6 – 8: Min. 15 / Max 20
    • Grades 9 – 12: Min. 15 / Max 30


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.

Jennifer Sanchez (aka Graduada Franjinha)  347.595.7115

Tim Lewis (aka Cuidadoso)  240.988.7305 

ADDITIONAL INFO: Click to view ABADA-Capoeira Bronx brochure (pdf)