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Philadelphia Capoeira Art Center

1213 Race St
Ground Floor
Philadephia, PA 19107


The Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center (PCAC) is in Center City Philadelphia, 1 block from Reading Terminal Market and next the Convention Center. Public transportation is easily accessible. Friendly and safe, the PCAC provides an optimal environment for learning Capoeira. Throughout the year, we offer Capoeira classes, Samba, Latin dance classes, and special workshops with visiting masters. The PCAC is open to everybody and welcomes all races, ages and sexes. It is the home of our group, A.S.C.A.B (the American Society of Capoeira and Arts from Brazil), and Project Capoeira, Inc, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Capoeira.

We devote ourselves to preserve the Brazilian art form of Capoeira in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary fashion. Project Capoeira, Inc. was founded to work interactively with the community so as to foster many high-quality opportunities for cultural enrichment.

Our commitment is to creating a safe, welcoming, non-discriminatory environment to learn, explore, and grow as individuals in broader communities. Arts education for adults and children is offered at the Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center and by working in cooperation with community centers, schools, museums, libraries, camps, and festivals. Project Capoeira's programs are designed to support and follow educational curricular guidelines. Most importantly, the social interaction between students of Capoeira, many of whom come from diverse backgrounds, provides an optimal space for intercultural communication.

Kids' classes are a fun way to learn dance, music, gymnastics, martial arts and the Portuguese language. This unique combination of activities makes Capoeira incomparable to other martial arts and after-school programs. Capoeira promotes both strong physical and emotional development while allowing children to learn respect, courtesy and social skills. Through practice and accomplishment, it also allows for the following benefits to grow:

Rhythm singing and playing of instruments
Secondary language
Sense of balance
Respect for others

Capoeira Birthday Parties:Make a birthday special and memorable! This is a great way to introduce children to this fun and energetic Brazilian art. For more information, call Delphine at 215.601.9117.

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