About halfway through a beginner capoeira class at the Ailey Extension, studetns pair off to put the movements they've been developing into practive. The instructor, Tiba Vieria, lightly pounds a tall, wooden drum to keep the time.
Experience the beauty of this rhythmic Afro-Brazilian art form that blends martial arts, dance, and acrobatic movements. Capoeira has been known to increase agility, balance and coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and overall cardiovascular health. Live musicians contribute to the cultural workout experience. Classes are available for novice as well as more experienced students.