Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in capoeira training. Writhe and dance like a rattlesnake with today's Groupon: for $18, you get three 90-minute classes (a $45 value) from Capoeira Brasil-Arizona.
Capoeira Brasil-Arizona is devoted to the martial-arts-dance fusion of capoeira, as well as numerous other Brazilian art and dance forms, such as samba and Maculelê. A team of eight highly qualified teachers will lead students through three classes in their choice of dance style ($15 each). Customers can stop in for beginner’s capoeira on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and discover the acrobatic beauty of capoeira—a martial art disguised as an improvisational dance, created by African slaves in Brazil hundreds of years ago—as rhythmic music fills their ears with adrenaline earplugs. From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, guests can learn the samba, one of Brazil’s most popular musical genres and the sole reason why KISS finally disbanded. With classes offered seven days a week, and options suited to Brazilian beginners and capoeira aficionados alike, this cultural center has a place for everyone and every back flip in its place.
Capoeira’s incorporation of complicated leg sweeps, clever feints, and sweaty chest bumps tests the body’s limits while remaining upbeat, energetic, and developing muscles with much more efficiency than a baby bivalve on a treadmill. View the full schedule here and call to set up your Brazilian dance revolution.
This Groupon is valid for new students only.
The New Times featured Capoeira Brasil-Arizona:
- Who says you have to go to Rio to experience Carnival. We had more fun than you can shake a Capoeira master at right here in Phoenix at The Sail Inn. – Victor Palagano, New Times
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