Paraty: Capoeira Class and Cultural Workshop

Paraty: Capoeira Class and Cultural Workshop

From US$ 7.36 per person

Learn about the history, music, physical expression, dance, self-defense, and even a new language through Capoeira. Immerse yourself in Afro-Brazilian culture and learn to understand Capoeira as a symbol of resistance and freedom.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Portuguese


  • Learn about the history of Brazil from the context of a scholar
  • Dive into the art of Capoeira
  • Learn to speak some basic Portuguese to sing along in the company of traditional instruments
Full description
Expand your knowledge about Capoeira, which is an Afro-Brazilian expression that has been developed since colonial times as a form of cultural resistance through dance, music, rhythm, and tradition.  Learn about the history before using your body and start with the basic movements and reactions of escape and attack within the capoeira stance Ginga, always following the rhythm of the music.  The ritualistic roots that have persisted in Afro-Brazilian culture make Capoeira look like a dance. Ancient rhythms and instruments play while participants sing, creating Axé, the sacred energy that makes it all happen.  Immerse yourself in the rhythms played with traditional instruments and learn some basic phrases in Portuguese. Learn to understand that Capoeira is a game about a mutual connection where 2 participants challenge each other for fun and not for competition.  At the same time, the rest of the players create the ambiance to keep the flow of this game by singing and playing music. The goal is to create a circle or Roda, the quintessential moment of Capoeira, by learning reactions, movements, rhythms, songs, and understanding how they work together as cultural expression and a form of art.
  • 90+ minutes workshop including history talk, movements and music class
  • Capoeira Professional in English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Largo do Rozário - Centro Histórico, Paraty - RJ, 23970-000 Meet your Capoeira teacher in the heart of picturesque Paraty, on "Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Benedict church". Behind the church, there is a grassy, tree-lined plaza where the meeting for the workshop will take place.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • No previous experience with martial arts, music or dance is required
  • The workshop can be adjusted to any skill level
  • The workshop is given in a single language. There will be no simultaneous translations
  • The workshop will take place even in low rain. In case of sudden strong rain, the workshop will be canceled and an alternative date or refund will be offered
  • Traditional Capoeira instruments like berimbaus, pandeiros and drums will be available during the workshop.
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Product ID: 357795