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.
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When I was offered a complimentary class at the Ailey Extension a few weeks ago, I decided to sign up for something I had never tried before: capoeira. I'd been intrigued by this Afro-Brazilian martial-art-meets-dance-form since taking classes in college.
The Lost Girls learn the Brazilian martial art-dance, Capoeira, in NYC.