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Salt Lake Capoeira shares the vibrant Afro-Brazilian art form of capoeira through regular classes for kids and adults, community outreach, and performances. It’s led by Volta Miúda capoeira group founder, Mestre Jamaika (Mauro Romualdo), who brings his expertise from Northeastern Brazil where capoeira originated.
Capoeira began over 500 years ago when Africans who were taken to Brazil and enslaved trained to fight while disguising it as a dance. Over the years this “dance-like fight” evolved into capoeira, and today it brings people together to share positivity through movement and community.
Our goal is for everyone to feel welcome and respected when they take a capoeira class. We encourage our students to come to class with love and not hate; to focus on what they can do and not what they can’t; to try to help and not to judge; and to share their happiness and help take away others’ sadness.
We seek to improve our physical and mental health as we work together to strengthen our community. We invite you to try a free capoeira or class and see how your life can be transformed.