2017 Batizado + Troca de Cordas

In Capoeira, the Batizado is the highlight and most important event of the year. It is an annual ceremony an celebration during which new capoeiristas are officially “initiated” into the art/group and receive their capoeira name (apelido), while existing students advance to their next level/cord color. The initiation itself consists of each student playing a “game” of Capoeira with an advanced capoeirista; after the game is over, the student is given a new cord with their level’s color. In addition to the Batizado ceremony, the event will include a warm-up, Capoeira & Maculelê performances (by your children), lots of singing, music, food and refreshments at the end.

October 11 – October 14, 2017

The Waldorf School of Brooklyn
1-11 Jefferson Avenue (at Claver Place), Brooklyn, NY 11238




With Special Guest Mestre Ralil

@ Brooklyn Waldorf School, 11 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join Mestre Ralil and Professor Curu for the first ever Kids’ Capoeira Games! This event will be filled with lots of fun events and games for all to participate in – so be ready to show off your capoeira skills and enjoy our last event of the spring series.


Please register by Sunday, June 10th so we can prepare this great event! Take advantage of the early bird pricing until May 31st!


Winter Workshop Series

RBC_WinterWorkshopMar 3,4 & 5 – Fri 7-9pm,
Sat 11:30-1:30pm, Sun 10-12pm   

@ Brooklyn Waldorf School
$35 (1 workshop) $60 (2 workshops)

$20 Sun (Roda @ João Grande academy)

This great workshop weekend will be a unique and special experience that you don’t want to miss. Having Mestre João Grande at our academy is a huge
honor, we have so much to learn from his 80+ years of capoeria knowledge.
Also, our good friend Mestre Tubarão from Sweden will be joining us to
teach a workshop and he is bringing several students to participate in this
great capoeira exchange.

Movie Night Fundraiser

Friday, Feb 17th 7-9:30pm

This will be a great night for us to get together and enjoy a  movie, special food (generously donated by Naruto Ramen), with a cash bar and much more. Your presence is very important for this 1st capoeira fundraiser and please feel free to invite family and friends.

All proceeds will go toward our Annual Capoeira Batizado.

Music & Intruments Workshop + Roda

Saturday, Feb 4th – 11:30-1pm

Join us for this special workshop that will help you develop and improve your skills on the most important part of capoeira = música & intrumentos. All of the capoeira instruments will be available for you to play at this workshop: berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, agogô, reco-reco. 

We will also learn some new songs and different rhythms like Maculelê and Samba de Roda.
( We have Instruments available for purchase Berimbaus & Pandeiros )

Batizado 2016

2016 Batizado registration is open! Check out the Batizado 2016 section for more information to plan your week and register in advance.

Local Produce Performance

Saturday, June 4th 2-3pm
748 Union Street, BKLN, NY 11215

Please come join us to clap, sing, play instruments, play capoeira and help to make a great roda full of energy and great games!

Spoke the Hub invited us to participate at their Annual Local Produce event. We need as many people as possible! The demo is going to be just a few blocks from our academy, so it is a great opportunity to advertise our group and get some new students. Capoeira, Maculelê, solo and more.

For more info:

1st Performance of the Year!

Drumline & Dance Winter Showcase ~ Friday (2/26) @ 7:00p
Boys and Girls High School
1700 Fulton Street, BK 11213

Please join us to play, sing and help bring the axe and energy!

We are very excited about our first performance of the year! We were invited to join in the Drumline & Dance Winter Showcase at the Boys and Girls High School in Bed Stuy! This will be a fun way to give back to the community and to get together to show off all our hard work and the skills we have been working on.

Benguela Workshop

Benguela Workshop 

This Friday! February 12th 6:30-8pm
Join us and learn more about this jogo and toque style!

$20 (in advance)
$25 (at the day)

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