$20 for Five Afro-Brazilian Dance, Drumming, or Capoeira Classes at Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara (Up to $100 Value)

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Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

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Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a mouth in your bellybutton. Speak from the feet with this Groupon.

$20 for Five Drop-In Afro-Brazilian Dance, Drumming, or Capoeira Classes (Up to $100 Value)

Supportive instructors helm Afro-Brazilian dance classes that merge traditional African dance with brazilian steps, teaching students techniques while allowing them to explore their own interpretations of the free-flowing movements. Capoeira classes spread Brazil’s second national sport to all ages by leading students through the Afro-Brazilian martial-art form and dance, set to music played in a circle on ancient instruments. Brazilian batucada drumming takes that rhythm to new heights, employing an African-influenced percussive style with brazilian instruments and rhythms from well-known Brazilian bands such as Olodum and Timbalada. See the schedule.

Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara

Contra mestre Mariano Silva, a dancer and student of the Brazilian martial art capoeira, has always believed that "if you can walk, then you can dance." This positivity permeates everything he does, from his work with underprivileged youth to his time professionally dancing. It was this contagious optimism that caught the attention of master Amen Santo in Brazil, who invited him to tour globally with the renowned Ballet Folclorico do Brasil. As it turned out, Mariano was a huge hit, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. His skill and popularity on the stage led Amen to convince him to relocate to Southern California and bring his passion for Afro-Brazilian dance to the States. Today, Mariano owns Capoeira Batuque along with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara, sharing his talents and affirmative worldview with adults and children through a slew of classes and community-outreach programs.

Each of contra mestre Mariano's fast-paced classes introduces pupils to the rhythmic techniques and cultural significance of traditional Afro-Brazilian dance forms. Capoeira—considered Brazil's second national sport—fuses martial-arts techniques with the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance. He teaches stylistic combat maneuvers, which weave in aerial acrobatics and various instruments. During his Afro-Brazilian dance class, he'll calibrate students' hips to swivel to movements that fuse traditional African dance with Brazilian moves. He also lets dancers try their hand or fourth toe at banging timbaus, repiniques, and other Brazilian drums in the Brazilian batucada drumming course.

Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara

Mestre Mariano Silva, a dancer and student of the Brazilian martial art capoeira, has always believed that "if you can walk, then you can dance." This positivity permeates everything he does, from his work with underprivileged youth to his time professionally dancing. It was this contagious optimism that caught the attention of master Amen Santo in Brazil, who invited him to tour globally with the renowned Ballet Folclorico do Brasil. As it turned out, Mariano was a huge hit, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. His skill and popularity on the stage led Amen to convince him to relocate to Southern California and bring his passion for Afro-Brazilian dance to the States. Today, Mariano owns Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara along with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara, sharing his talents and affirmative worldview with adults and children through a slew of classes and community-outreach programs.

Each of mestre Mariano's fast-paced classes introduces pupils to the rhythmic techniques and cultural significance of traditional Afro-Brazilian dance forms. Capoeira—considered Brazil's second national sport—fuses martial-arts techniques with the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance. He teaches stylistic combat maneuvers, which weave in aerial acrobatics and various instruments. During his Afro-Brazilian dance class, he'll calibrate students' hips to swivel to movements that fuse traditional African dance with Brazilian moves, and in his Samba classes, he introduces students to the history, culture, and traditions inextricably linked to each movement. He also lets dancers try their hand or fourth toe at banging timbaus, repiniques, and other Brazilian drums in the Brazilian batucada drumming course.


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  • “Come ready for an awesome workout and a really fun, uplifting experience!”

  • “great time. great workout. ”

  • “I took a Samba Class and I experienced a great energy, teacher and group of people. It is fun moving to Brazilian music and getting those hips in motion. Good work...”

    “I took a Samba Class and I experienced a great energy, teacher and group of people. It is fun moving to Brazilian music and getting those hips in motion. Good work out with fun people. ”

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    Capoeira Batuque

    5370 Hollister Ave.

    Santa Barbara, California 93111

    805-259-8318

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