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Com Expressão Capoeira Philadelphia

Capoeira School in Philadelphia
Opening at 10:00 AM on Saturday
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Classes starting the week of January 10th, 2022
Tues. (Location TBD):
All Levels 7:00-8:00pm
Lonnie Young Rec Center
Kid's 6:00-7:00pm
All Levels 10:00-11:00am

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Congratulations to our students on their progress during the pandemic and for a wonderful event yesterday!!
Thank you to our Mestre Carcara for coming to teach and support our satellite school in Philly!

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As we wrap up Summer of 2021 we're having our last class for the season outside in McMichael Park this evening! Looking forward to seeing our students there before we move back in-doors for the Fall.
(5:45-6:30pm kids class; 6:30-7:30pm adults class)

All classes are back to the online Zoom format for the foreseeable future to protect ourselves and our families from Covid as best as possible. Be safe, stay healthy, and enjoy your holidays!
~Cuica & Urubu

Our weekly in person class is moving indoors this week! 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏿🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏿‍♂️🤸🏼‍♂️
Social distancing, mask wearing, and use of hand sanitizer will be implemented.
Join us Thursday this week at the red barn at Sherman mills!!
Kids class 6:00-7:00pm
Adults & teens beginners class 7:00-8:00pm

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Join us on Tuesday evenings for our social distanced in person classes!
Currently in McMichael Park in East Falls, Philadelphia

Indoor location for the Fall/Winter coming soon!

Unity roda 4, was another amazing success 🤗

Thank you all for coming gout and giving your energy to our 4th Unity Roda!! It's amazing to have such great people from many different groups coming together to play and support each other.

Até logo, see you at Unity Roda 5!

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Join us for our Monday evening classes where we'll continue to build on our understanding of music (7:00-8:00pm), movement and balance in Capoeira (8:00-9:00pm). See you there!

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New Year Capoeira Special for New Students

Jan 3, 2020 – Jan 24, 2020

Looking to start something new in 2020?

Now is the perfect time to join us at CMCE Philly for an 8 week introductory course for beginners!!

Join us and mention this flyer for our New Year special!

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3 years ago
The teaching is amazing everyone there has great character and respect for each other and the diversity you'll experience is endless. This is for anybody even considering practicing this form. But be careful with the teacher, she can be a bit scary at times, but it's all worth it and again the class is for and welcomes anybody and everybody. Dont hesitate.
- Rich E
3 years ago
Wonderful experience! I enjoy the instruction, culture, and excitement in the roda. I definitely would recommend to anyone who is a history buff, martial artist, or somebody who is looking to stay in shape.
- Samuel G
3 years ago
Super relaxed environment makes it really fun to learn Capoeira.
- Ian L

About us

At CMCE Philly we work within the greater Philadelphia Capoeira community to teach youth and adults the value of building each other up through the Brazilian Martial Art of Capoeira. We believe in developing the minds & bodies of students through expression in movement, music, language, and finding their place in the larger community.

About Capoeira

Born from the oppression of slavery, capoeira is a synergistic blend of dance, martial arts, and acrobatics. Like the fluid movement of its players, capoeira can be difficult to discern. Often seen as part martial art and part musical performance, capoeira is both entertainment and knowledge. It can include everything from acrobatics and head butts to nimble kicks, often deliberately missing your partner by mere inches. Though having varying styles, capoeira is traditionally done by two players within a "roda," a ring of people who surround the participants, clapping and singing songs.

Capoeira's history charts its existence back to the slave ships, which carried millions of Africans to the shores of Brazil under the direction of the Portuguese crown. In the fight for freedom, the slaves developed a means of self-defense disguised as dance. As slavery disappeared, the martial art evolved into the current blend of dance, music, and improvisation that is seen in capoeira today. 

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Teens & Adults class:
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm (1714 Washington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146)

Kid's Class:
Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm @ Lonnie Young Rec Center (1100 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138)

Teen & Adults class:
Saturday 10:00-11:00am @ Lonnie Young Rec Center (1100 E Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138)

Class Deals:
  • Drop In - $20
  • 1 class a week (4 classes per month) - $60  per month
  • 2 classes a week (8 classes per month) - $80 per month
  • 1 year Unlimited classes - $100  per month
  • Month to Month registration for Unlimited classes - $115 per month

  • Kid's class Monthly - $40
  • Family (1 parent & 1 child) Monthly - $60
  • Drop In for kid's class - $10

  • College Student discount - 30%
  • Veteran or Active Military Discount - 30%
  • Healthcare Employee Discount - 30%

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  • (267) 217-3523


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1100 East Chelten Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Business Hours

Mon:6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:7:00 – 8:00 PM
Wed:6:00 – 7:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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