Intro to Capoeira

Artist: Leigh Robertson

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person

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  • Leigh Robertson
  • Leigh Robertson
  • Leigh Robertson


Developed in Brazil by enslaved Africans during the 16th century, the martial art of Capoeira, disguised as a dance and including acrobatics, music, and the Portuguese language, was used as a means to resist oppression in the relentless struggle for freedom. This program led by Leigh Robertson gives students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of capoeira while simultaneously promoting an active, healthy lifestyle. Balance, coordination, endurance, self-expression, and respect are just a few of the countless benefits capoeira fosters in its practitioners.

Program options:


Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $565

Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 min. (up to 4 sessions per day)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): All Grades



International Drum Month

Music in the Schools Month

National Arts in Education Week

National Dance Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Character Education

Comprehensive Health & PE

Dance & Movement

Latin American History

Visual & Performing Arts

World Cultures


Technical Requirements

Sound system compatible with iPod or phone (can bring my own if unavailable)