Capoeira is a fusion of Afro-Brazilian martial arts, music, dance, rhythm and acrobatics. Practiced together, Capoeira promotes fun, cooperation and harmony in the community. All Ages are welcome in this fun class. Children under 4 must have an adult present. The cost of this class is $10 per person.
Pena Verde is from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. He started playing Capoeira when he was 15 years old and has been teaching Capoeira to children and adults for 9 years. Pena believes that Capoeira has been responsible for transforming the lives of people all over the world. For this reason, he is thankful for the opportunity to teach Capoeira in New York City.
Get ready to explore Africa without a passport and learn to move muscles you didn't know you had! KUKUWA® African Dance Workout is not only a workout, its an education and journey one experiences each time they move their boombsey®. The workout has you immediately moving your arms, waist, legs and hips to a blend of Central, East, South, West, and North African rhythms. It will take you on an exotic African Expedition pumping FUN through your veins, burning crazy calories and sweating buckets. KUKUWA® African Dance energy adds living flavor to your workout, nourishing both body and soul. You can burn up to 1000 calories within one 60 min Kukuwa® class. It is open to all dance fitness levels!
Courtney is an avid lover of the African Diaspora who continuously gravitates towards expressing her African Roots through her first love, Dance. Some of Courtney's first memories include the stage, confirming her purpose on earth as a performer. She trained in various dance styles including Tap, Ballet, Latin, Hip Hop, and Reggae, but her favorite being the derivative of them all, African Dance! While attending Howard University, she expanded her love for African Dance by joining then leading one of the most revered African Dance Troupes, “Omoge”.
After finally focusing on her holistic health, she reached major fitness goals by changing her diet (Go Vegans!) and exercise regime to dance away the excess weight and stress (Adios 70lbs!). She currently aims to empower others to find the enjoyment, empowerment, and life-long benefits of fitness and wellness through African dance fitness as a certified KUKUWA® instructor who is excited to share African dance fitness with the world!