Mestre Umoi is visiting!

Mestre Umoi is visiting!

Starting today, we have our Mestre over for a short visit. This is the opportunity for us to have a little event and welcome the newbies in the family.  Join us!

Extra classes and training sessions are scheduled:

  • Wednesday 13th - Class from 6pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 14th - Class from 7pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 15th - Open Workshop from 6pm to 8pm and Open Roda / Batizado from 8:30pm to 11pm See the Facebook event
  • Saturday 16th - Workshop in Rochester with Com Expressao at 2pm See the Facebook event
  • Monday 18th - Class from 6pm to 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th - Mestre leaves ...

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What is the role of acrobatics in capoeira?

What is the role of acrobatics in capoeira?

article by Professor Kmelo

 

Capoeira is NOT acrobatics! A person who does lots of flips is not necessarily a good capoeira player. To truly understand the role of acrobatics in capoeira, you have to understand the concept of floreios - what are they, and how and when are they used in the roda?

To trick and deceive

Floreio means “flourish” and refers to movements that are pleasing to the eye, but that could leave the capoeirista vulnerable. The original purpose of floreios was to confuse, trick, or deceive the other player. A floreio can make your partner think that you’re vulnerable when in r...

New class schedule (effective Sept. 9th)

New class schedule (effective Sept. 9th)

Effective Monday - September 9th 2013, our classes schedule will be:

  • Monday:   6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Tuesday:  7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The address stays the same: Street Dance Academy - 160 Spadina ave. (above the Mc Donald)

Check out our Classes and Fees pages for more details. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

All the GUC crew is looking forward to welcoming you!