La peña cultural center is excited to present capoeira angola classes for kids (ages 7-11) sept. 8-oct.27th! scholarships are available! apply at lapena.org by monday, september 3rd!
capoeira angola is a game that helps to develop students’ physical, mental and social abilities. all students are encouraged to have fun and to be themselves while broadening their horizons and working together as a group and a community. the practice of capoeira angola provides a holistic education that can benefit people of all ages - children and young adults, in particular - through a focus on the following components:
physical movement and play - the movements of capoeira angola are simple and playful, enabling students of all ability levels to hone their balance and coordination, as well as to express themselves in an authentic and unique way.
musical and rhythmic literacy - by training students to play brazilian percussion instruments and sing traditional songs in harmony with each other, capoeira angola develops key perceptual skills such as timing and listening.
self-control and discipline - capoeira angola provides a structured and orderly environment for learning, which is especially conducive for children and young adults to cultivate virtues such as patience, self-control, attention to detail and respect for their peers and elders.
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My kids have this fascination (dare i say, obsession?) with soft, fuzzy blankets. they carry them around, wrap themselves up like burritos, and snuggle into them. doesn’t matter which one but it must be soft. it’s the one thing that they share in common amongst their many differences. when i took this photo, the nostalgia of t when he was this little wrapped in a blankie took my breath away.