Arts of Brazil & Capoeira Solarte
Afro-Brazilian Music, Dance and Capoeira.
Arts of Brazil and Capoeira Solarte
Classes, Performances, Celebrations & Workshops in Capoeira, percussion, music, afro-brazilian dance & more. Brazilian portuguese classes & trips to Brazil are available.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the shop Nora's Cottage. 5 North Front Steet New Paltz, NY 12561 Located right next to Isabella's Treasure. Kids 6-12 years old 4-5/5:30pm / Teens & Adults 5:30-7pm
Payments: $15 drop-in, $100 monthly for 2 classes/week, or $130 monthly 3classes/week.
Home page videos:
In the first video above Gustavo Caldas is performing with Balé Folclórico da Bahia, which is Brazil's premier folkloric dance company, and performing with Tropidanza for America's Got Talent (wearing white Capoeira pans).
Music classes: During our music classes you will learn the following rhythms, Samba, Samba Reggae, Axé, Capoeira, rhythms for Orixás and many other rhythms, which will foster your knowledge of the Brazilian music, helping your to have a better understanding how to listening to every kind of music, rhythm, melody, and the most important aspect learn how to play from your heart. You will also have an opportunity to learn songs in Brazilian portuguese language and Yoruba, to create and play your own rhythms and musical instruments.
Dance classes: Our dance classes are for all levels, from first time dancers, beginners to advance.
_ Afro Brazilian dance classes: in these classes, you will be able to learn many different styles of dance from Brazil, like movements of Puxada-de-Rede (a graceful, folkloric dance about pulling the net in fishing and celebrating a successful catch), Maculelê, (a traditional dance from the sugarcane plantations), Axé, Samba de Roda, Samba Reggae, Ijexá, and many other great styles of dance, (unique styles of dance from the city of Salvador, Bahia).
_ Martha Graham technique: A technique that Graham created in the late 1920s. All Graham classes begins with performing exercises on the floor. The floor work is especially focused on the use of the contraction, release and the spiral. The middle of the class is spent on center work with a set of standard exercises to warm up the legs and feet. The rest of the class is spent applying the concepts learned in the beginning of class to combinations that move across the floor.
_ Lester Horton technique: This is a modern dance that strengthens and aligns the body with the use of: flat backs, descent and ascent, lateral stretches, release swings, leg swings, deep lunges, coccyx balance and stag position. The technique emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression.
CAPOEIRA CLASSES: In our Capoeira classes the students will enjoy this amazing Afro-Brazilian martial arts, which incorporates rhythm, balance, a great workout, music, respect and many others positive aspects, as well making new friends and bringing together a better community. It will help you to build strength and endurance, and prepare you for self-defense. During class, you will learn Capoeira songs, which will assist you with learning the Brazilian Portuguese language and better understanding the culture and the history.