Frequently Asked Questions
Who can train capoeira?
This martial arts program is for everyone. We have
young children, adults of all ages and skill levels, and teenagers that all love
capoeira class. Most people that start capoeira classes have no experience at
all, and are starting from the very beginning. Others have some training in
martial arts or dance. Even if you have some experience in music, or learning
another language, these can all serve you as you train capoeira. No matter who
you are, how old you are, or what your experience level, we've got a place for
What benefits will i get from training?
This has got to be the best
workout in the world. Most importantly it's a lot of fun, and everyone in class
is enthusiastic and excited about what they're doing. That enthusiasm is
contagious and you'll feel it the moment you walk through the door. You'll build
strength, long lean muscles, flexibility, and maintain a healthy weight for your
body type. What could you accomplish with a healthier, stronger, more flexible
Outside of just the physical benefits of training capoeira you'll see your
confidence in other parts of your life soar! By mixing the physical workout with
musical and language training you'll be engaging parts of your brain that need
to be stimulated. Studying another culture helpsdevelop social skills you can
apply at school, work, and home. Capoeira classes offer lots of performance
opportunities for those interested, and even opportunities to travel!
We genuinely believe there is no better place on Earth to develop a better you.
Give classes a shot and see what goals you can accomplish.
What if I'm embarassed or shy?
Let's face it. Capoeira is hard.
Everybody in class struggles with something at one time or another. You will
too. But that's what's so great about this exotic art form. It takes you outside
your comfort zone on a regular basis, and if you struggle with that, this is the
best way to beat it. Students and teachers are welcoming and understanding.
We've all been through it and still find our own challenges in our own training.
We'll help you every step of the way.
Do I have to do flips?
Our instructors are trained to help students
achieve some amazing feats with their bodies in a safe, supportive, and
progressive way. Most importantly, they'll work with the skill level of each
individual student to make sure that they have the strenghth and flexibility to
be learning at a fun and challenging pace. Training acrobatic movements creates
some awesome self confidence. You'll learn to manage fear, see real progress
toward your goals, and have lots of chances to show off your newly developed
When push comes to shove acrobatics is a big piece of this martial art form, but
no one is ever required to train something they don't feel safe attemping. You
will be amazed at what you'll be able to do!
Is capoeira a martial art?
You can learn a little more about what capoeira
is by clicking here and reading this page
. In a
nutshell capoeira is an artform unlike any other. It combines elements of
martial arts, music, dance, and acrobatics into something that can be really
hard to define. You've got to experience it to really understand what it's all
about. You'll definitely be training lots of things you won't see in karate or tae
kwon do class.
Capoeira comes from a different place than traditional Asian martial arts.
Developed during the slave trade in Brazil the martial aspects of this art-form
focus more on escaping and evasive movements than constant direct confrontation.
Creativity in solving problems is valued above hurting your partner. In a world
where martial arts often means sweaty guys in an octagon it can be refreshing to
learn about the history and culture of this exotic art.
How do I get to Capoeira class?
The Springs Dance academy is located at 4705 Centennial Blvd
and we're located inside. The academy is easily accessed from I-25. Exit Garden of the Gods and head West. Turn right on Centennial Blvd. The academy will be located on the East (Right) side of the street, across the parking lot from Marigolds.
How much do classes cost?
Brazilian Capoeira tuition rates will vary depending on
program. Most students will make an initial down payment on the cost of a
program with the remaining amount divided into monthly payments of the length of
the program. Larger down payments or payments in full receive significant
tuition discounts. We’ll create a tuition payment plan that will work
conveniently for you. Please contact us for more information.
We do accept tuition payments by check/money order, credit card, or ACH withdrawal and can arrange for tuition payments to be made at any time during the month, which means we can find the tuition payment option that will work best for you.