The Capoeira Angola Center

Located in the North Wing (157)

The Capoeira Angola Centre of Mestre João Grande, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is led by Contra- Mestre Denis Chiaramonte, who has been practicing Capoeira for over 30 years. Capoeira Angola is an Afro- Brazilian Art Form that encompasses folkloric traditions, oral history, dance and song into a martial art. The art is unique and uplifting cultural experience that brings together beauty and power, balance and physical conditioning, as well as dance, music, language ,art and self-defense. The Center offers weekly adult and kids class that are open to all levels. The Center’s inclusive environment that brings students of all ages genders, and ethnicities together to grow and build a strong community.


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