CAPOEIRA für Kinder

Capoeira with Professora Alegría


Capoeira dates back to the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese in the year 1500. Capoeira developed throughout Brazil during 350 years of slavery thereafter, and can be described as a “martial art disguised as a dance”, used by the African enslaved communities as a tool for freedom and a vehicle for liberation.

After the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888, Capoeira was illegal and its practitioners were socially excluded for more than 40 years. Mestre Bimba proved the legitimacy of Capoeira as an art form and proved its legitimacy, opening the first official Capoeira school in Bahia in 1932. In 1941 Mestre Pastinha opened a centre for the teaching and practice of traditional Capoeira. Many other Capoeira schools opened subsequently, and Capoeira began to have presence in the USA and Europe in the 1970’s.

In 2014 the Roda de Capoeira was introduced to the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Capoeira for Children

Capoeira nowadays is trained, taught and played as a sport and hobby, although it is much more than that – Capoeira is a lifestyle.

Capoeira is a cultural expression which fosters balance, strength and coordination but also discipline, awareness, respect and ritual. Students also learn to play 5 instruments and to sing and speak in Portuguese.

Capoeira is for every age and everyone. This class is specially for children and teenagers, but adults are more than welcome. Capoeira is often practiced as a family.

Professora Alegría

Tosca Salinas Lange was born in Madrid to a Spanish father and a Swedish mother.

Her first contact with Capoeira was in 1997. In 2000 she started training regularly with Mestre Matias in Bern, Switzerland (Escola Brasil Capoeira) and has taught in Bern, Barcelona and Berlin since 2006. She organises a yearly international Capoeira event.

Alegria trains and teaches under the supervision of Mestre Matias (Bern) and Mestre Bailarino (Berlin).

Professora Alegría teaches adults and children. Get in touch for more information.


2 September 2024

You can join anytime


Mondays 16:15 – 17:15

Studio K77


Monthly 35€

Trial Class 1 Free

Drop-In 10€

Information & Registration

0176 64 88 78 48


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with Professora Alegría