NEW STUDENT INFO
Free "Try It" Classes for New Students
Thinking about joining a capoeira class or bringing a friend? First time students can try it for free! New students may try our Capoeira Fundamentals class FREE on the first Tuesday of the month. This one-time offer applies only to new students who take this as their first class.
Check the schedule for dates of free "Try It" classes.
Please note: This classes are often very large and space limitations may be applied. All new students must arrive early to fill out the standard Release Form. No new Release Forms will be accepted later than 5:55pm. Class begins promptly at 6pm. No new students will be permitted to join class after it has begun, but are welcome to sit and quietly observe.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which class is best to start in?
New students can start in any class. Mixed levels classes give new students an opportunity to train with experienced students who are welcoming and helpful. ACSF also offers the following classes specific for beginners.
- Capoeira Basics - Ongoing classes happening every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
- "TRY IT" Capoeira Fundamentals - An extra-basic class that is ideal for new students who want a slower-paced introduction to capoeira and happens the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Students with prior experience in capoeira are always welcome, but must start in a basics class, regardless of their level. This allows ACSF to introduce its own style and technique, which is distinct from other schools. Participation in advanced classes is by instructor invitation only.
Can I start at any time?
Yes, new students can start at any time. There is no need to pre-register, and there is no experience necessary. Whether you are in excellent physical condition, or looking to improve your fitness level, capoeira is a challenging cardio and strength training workout. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early. New students who arrive after the class has started cannot take the class unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
What can I expect?
Be prepared to work out! Capoeira is a very physical activity. You should make time to stretch before and after each class. The normal class structure starts with warm-up, leads into training according to level, and ends with a roda.
Can I observe class?
Quiet observers are welcome. Please note photography or video is not permitted at any time during class.
What do I need to bring?
Since we play capoeira in bare feet, we suggest using sports tape to prevent blisters. Filtered water is available for students who bring a water bottle. If you prefer, you may purchase both bottled water and sports tape here.
What should I wear?
Students should wear clothes to work out in, ideally in the color white. Workout pants as opposed to shorts are best. Eventually, you will need to wear an ABADÁ-Capoeira uniform.
How much do uniforms cost & where can I get one?
The Adult/Teen uniform is $90, and children’s uniforms are $75. Uniforms include ABADÁ pants, a t-shirt, and a natural cord. Uniforms may be purchased at the sign-in desk.