LSC classes for children are structured for the absolute beginner and also for the regular student.
The lessons are taught by Capoeira masters, Master Marcos and Master Silvia of the London School of Capoeira with 50 years teaching experience between them and have updated CRBs. Together with an assistant, the master will encourage the children to develop their physical abilities through the training of Capoeira.
We teach Capoeira as a game of skill, creativity, fun and discipline. We also cover Capoeira as part of the Brazilian culture, teaching Capoeira songs as well as learning to play percussive instruments such as the reco reco (the scraper), the agogo (the cowbell), the pandeiro(the tambourine) and the atabaque (drum), maintaining a basic rhythm during the game of Capoeira.
During our lessons the children will:
- Develop an awareness of the importance of thorough warm-up.
- Develop core skills of co-ordination, strength, flexibility and stamina.
- Learn Capoeira footwork, building on the movement basics of each general type (advancing, evading and basic Capoeira acrobatics).
- Learn a Capoeira sequence of linked movements with a partner.
- Learn some of the principles of the game of Capoeira
- Learn how to apply the movements practiced in class to the Roda (the circle where Capoeira takes place).
- Develop their natural sense of playfulness via organized training
Frequently Asked Questions
When do lessons take place?
Monday class: 5.30 – 6.45pm / 10 – 14 years old (Finsbury Park)
Tuesday class: 5.30 – 6.45pm / 7 – 9 plus years old (Finsbury Park)
Thursday class: 5.15 – 6.15pm / 6-7 years old; this is a new class starting in January 2018 (Finsbury Park)
Sunday Crouch End Family class: 10 – 11 am / 7-11 years old and parents/carers (Crouch End)
Can parents watch the class?
Parents are welcome to watch a class on the last day of the course when we celebrate the progress of their child /children.
What do we wear when we train Capoeira?
For first time participants, please wear a pair of track suit trousers and t.shirt, shorts are not allowed. Students who wish to repeat the course will be asked to wear the LSC uniform.
What happens if my child miss a lesson?
We recommend that parents and carers bring their child/children to an alternative class and motivate them to maintain regular training attending all lessons during the term.
The masters of the LSC can only make a difference to your child/children’s progress and development if they attend lessons regularly.