ONLINE Capoeira

Teens & Adults
Wednesdays, April 14-28, 2021 | 6-7:30 pm

Pay-what-you-can; Suggested cost of $45 for the 3-week session or $15 per class - Drop-ins welcome.

This course, taught by Fábio Pereira Nascimento, aka Professor Fuá, will focus on movement and culture through two capoeira combinations. Because of the limitations of Zoom, this course will briefly touch on the musical elements of capoeira and will focus more on the other elements. In our first two classes we will explore the movements one by one as we discover capoeira’s fluid and inclusive nature. In our third class we will put all the combinations together as we embody some capoeira concepts as Axé and Malicia! This class is for all body types!

The Art of Capoeira

Invented by people enslaved in Brazil, the art of capoeira is a complex amalgamation of fighting, dancing, singing, social skills, and ritual. Considered one of the largest black resistance movements, capoeira was outlawed from 1890 to 1940 in what was the first constitution of the Brazilian Republic. As a forbidden movement, capoeira was practiced in secret until one capoeira master was able to bring it out of its fugitive status. The legendary Mestre Bimba (1900 -1974) invented a new style of capoeira, Capoeira Regional. As its savior, Bimba modernized capoeira and Brazilian President Getulio Vargas recognized him as an educator. 

Capoeira today is played in 150 countries throughout the world. The art was added to UNESCO's list of cultural manifestations respected as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 26, 2014. 

Students in online classes are asked to follow the Flynn's Online Class Code of Conduct:

  • No hate speech, discrimination, or bullying (including cyberbullying) is allowed in Flynn Online programming, video chats, or communications of any kind. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior. Bullying of any kind, including cyberbullying, may result in expulsion from class/camp. 
  • Respect of chosen names and pronouns must be exhibited by participants. 
  • Participants must follow rules and guidelines shared by the Teaching Artist. 
  • Nothing shared within Flynn Online programs is to be shared on any other platforms without the permission of the user. (For instance, do not share someone else’s videos/comments without their permission).

Tuition is pay-what-you-can, suggested cost of $45 for the 3-week series or $15 per class. Drop-ins welcome. Click 'REGISTER' and fill in the amount you wish to pay. Email Sarah and Deirdre with questions at, or call Sarah at 781-718-8185 & Deirdre at 845-596-2250. A meeting login link & password to the Zoom class will be available in the 'Digital Content' section of your Flynn account and will usually be emailed to you the day of the class - Be sure to check your spam folder! As long as you are able to stream at home, you can take this class.

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