Kids Classes

Feeling confident in their ability to control their bodies whilst beaming with joy from learning new and vibrant skills. That’s how Capoeira CDO Perth students walk out the door after their capoeira classes week after week.

If you are looking for a holistic and exciting activity for your children that will encourage them to   explore the joys of being active, and, interactive, then these classes are for you!

Through a variety of interactive, fun, and engaging activities, children explore many facets of the Capoeira experience, including moving, kicking, dodging, acrobatics, singing & playing percussive instruments.

Our Capoeira classes cater for the students’ cognitive and physical development and are designed to enhance social skills, boost confidence, nurture resilience and inspire a passion for movement and music all while learning the foundations and rich culture of Capoeira.  

Our Capoeira classes are constructed on having fun, as a mediator for learning. When a child is laughing, smiling and being positive, we believe they have the greatest potential to absorb and integrate new concepts. The musical aspect makes children more comfortable, more willing to exercise and it also brings the benefits of social, emotional and cognitive development.

As your children continue their journey with Capoeira, watch them as they become happier and more positive and achieve improved physical, mental & emotional abilities.

Capoeira is an excellent activity for boys and girls. It is a great combination of physical and creative arts. My daughter can’t wait to get to her weekly capoeira lessons at CDO Perth. The sport appeals to her acrobatic sense of adventure and love of music and dance.” Diane Blaine; mum of Zinnia Blaine

These unique Capoeira classes involve Capoeira CDO Perth’s own exclusive Capoeira teaching method: the Boabá Method. Each month children will learn the fundamental movement sequences compiled by our own Mestre Kuata. The students are also taught the multitudes of individual movements that are catered to the specific skill level and physical ability of the child.

As with other martial arts, Capoeira has its own grading system through cordões (cords). New students will receive the cordão cinza claro (light gray cord) as a symbol that they have made a start on their Capoeira journey. This cord is coloured so to show that the student is yet absent of colour and is about to come into greatness.

The first cord that is officially given is dependent upon the students’ age. The younger kids (Capoeira Sprouts) are given the light green with the grey tip and the older kids (Capoeira Seedlings) are given the light green cords to show the emergence of colour in their cord as they progress further in Capoeira. The students can receive these at two events in the year. The first being a grading event held in the first semester and an event that runs together with our Brazilian Festival held in the second semester.

BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

  • Capoeira helps develop balance, coordination, general fitness, flexibility, sense of rhythm and body awareness.
  • Children benefit from increased self-esteem and become more confident.
  • Children develop a sense of identity as an individual, as a member of a nurturing community and as a member of a global society.
  • Capoeira helps to build children's personalities through self-expression in a fun and playful way.
  • The cultural aspect enriches children and allows them to experience different aspects of the world, being the Brazilian culture, and loving and accepting our multicultural country.

CAPOEIRA SPROUTS (3 TO 6 YEARS OLD)

Our Capoeira Sprouts classes are designed specifically for 3-year-olds up to 6-year-olds.

Your child will simply love coming to these Capoeira classes, having a sensational experience in Capoeira Sprouts at Capoeira CDO Perth.

​All classes are capped at a maximum of 15 students for appropriate duty of care, learning and a suitable class environment for the children to interact with other students and build relationships.

The children’s’ independence is fostered with the beginning of classes through excellence in teaching by the teachers to incentivise learning with peers and teachers followed by a demonstration of learnt skills and abilities for the caregivers and siblings who are invited to join in the roda (the circle in which Capoeira is played).

Parents and caregivers are also invited to participate on the first and last day of each term, which are called Joining in Days!

Book an Intro Class where your children can experience Capoeira and see if our school and classes are a good fit for them before committing to enrolling in a membership.

Ready to sign up? Enrol your little sprout in our Capoeira classes today.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays

Capoeira Sprouts
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Wednesdays

Capoeira Sprouts
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Saturdays

Capoeira Sprouts
8:30 am - 9:15 am

CAPOEIRA SEEDLINGS (7 TO 11 YEARS OLD)

Our Capoeira Seedlings classes are designed specifically for 7-year-olds up to 11-year-olds. 12-year-olds and above are able to attend the Adults Capoeira Essentials classes.

Your child will feel that something grander from coming to these Capoeira classes, having an inspired experience in Capoeira Seedlings at Capoeira CDO Perth.

​All classes are capped at a maximum of 15 students for appropriate duty of care, learning and a suitable class environment for the children to interact with other students and build relationships.

Classes are for kids only. Parents and caregivers can watch from the reception area.

Every year kids enrolled in both Capoeira Seedlings and Saplings have the opportunity to participate in the Jogos de Capoeira (Capoeira Games) event where they demonstrate their skill, ability and participate in various specialist events. The event is designed to bring out the best in all kids and generate will to succeed through friendly competition.

The Jogos de Capoeira hosts a diversity of events that shall incentivise participation both from the elite students to the beginning students. The elite students may enter individual and specialist events whilst all students enter the doubles sequence event and the team events. The doubles and team events are randomly allocated allowing both beginners and advanced students to join and excel as one. Medals and trophies are given to winners but the experience and spirit of the competition and the comradery and sportsmanship of the event are what lasts the student’s whole life.

Book an Intro Class where your children can experience Capoeira and see if our school and classes are a good fit for them before committing to enrolling in a membership.

Ready to sign up? Enrol your growing seedling in our Capoeira classes today!

CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays

Capoeira Seedlings
5:15 pm - 6 pm

Wednesdays

Capoeira Seedlings
5:15 pm - 6 pm

Saturdays

Capoeira Seedlings
9:15 am - 10 am

CAPOEIRA SAPLINGS

Our Capoeira Saplings is a class for advanced kids through invitation only.

The students that demonstrate exceptional ability in Capoeira are chosen to participate in this elite group. All students are given the opportunity to be invited to this group and through hard work and training can develop the necessary skills and ability to enter the advanced Saplings group.

Within this group will also be chosen the Capoeira CDO Perth performing team which will be composed of the saplings that have developed advanced techniques and training and will perform their amazing skill in several of the years’ scheduled public performances. The performing team shall also be entered in some state and potentially national and international competitions.

Classes are for kids only. Parents and caregivers can watch from the reception area.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays

Capoeira Saplings
6 pm - 6:45 pm

Timetable