Classes, Prices & Descriptions
Classes are offered daily. For up to the minute, daily updated schedule please visit our CLASSES page. We offer Youth and Adult classes in various art forms. Please scroll down for class descriptions.
BBCC class/program prices:
-Capoeira Adults: Intro Special…$45 for 2 Weeks of unlimited Capoeira Classes
$25 for ONE drop in class
1x/wk @ $85mth
Unlimited @ $130mth
-Capoeira Youth: Intro Special… ONE WEEK OF FREE CLASSES
1x/wk @ $70/mth
2x/wk @ $100mth
3x/wk @ $125mth
includes all ongoing dance/fitness/music classes except for Capoeira & Karate
Zumba & Zumba Toning ONLY
-Youth Shield Karate: Intro Special…First Class FREE
$140/month for unlimited classes
$99/month for ONCE A WEEK ONLY
ADULT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
Capoeira Batuque: Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form which combines different aspects of martial art, dance, music, capoeira and acrobatics. Capoeira Batuque is the longest standing academy in Southern California and the heartbeat of Brasil Brasil Cultural Center. This art form, which was developed by the slaves as they were learning to fight and protect themselves, was disguised as a dance accompanied to music since it was illegal to practice any kind of Martial Art.
Samba: Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre with it’s roots in Africa & Brazil. It is recognized in the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expression, Samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.
Zumba: Zumba® Fitness – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
Zumba Toning: Zumba® Toning is Perfect For Those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged! Lightweight maraca-like Toning Sticks enhances sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body.
Afro-Brazilian Dance: The traditional Afro-Brazilian dances of the Orixas (Deities) are transmitted and studied through dance and rhythm. With a strong emphasis on movement, this workshop align the body, mind and soul, as the dance surfaces from the inner emotions. While slave owners banned African rituals, slaves found ways to disguise their true beliefs, using dance and music to escape and free themselves from hard times.
Kickboxing: Kickboxing is a combines martial arts and stand up combat sports based on kicking and punching. Kickboxing is practiced for self defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.
Cardio Carnival: This class is a combination of socca, reggae, salsa and merengue with an emphasis on reggae and socca. Corey uses the basic movements from these form of dance in a follow along cardio workout. It’s design to strengthen your core and teach you how to groove to the sounds of the Carribean.
Drumming: In this powerful drumming workshop, you will gain knowledge of a broad range of rhythms from traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian sounds. Using the wide variety of percussion instruments, this workshop focus on the mesmerizing Candomble rhythms, the smooth Samba Reggae pulse and the energetic Samba de Roda. Let your spirits be lifted by these powerful Afro-Brazilian beats!
The Bodyful Mind: The Bodyful Mind is a movement class of deep stretch, isometrics and weight bearing movements, that takes you on a journey within to discover greater vitality, inspiration and wisdom. Your health is determined by your posture and the vitality available within the body. The body, in plumb alignment, allows the field of energy that is your life force to move unimpeded, unrestricted and uninhibited. Come and experience for yourself the power of structural alignment as taught through The Bodyful Mind. Please wear comfortable clothing for movement, bring a towel, yoga mat and a journal to log your discoveries – along with plenty of curiosity.
Brazilian Zouk: Brazilian Zouk is a dance that developed from the Brazilian dance Lambada. The dance is now combined with a variety of music, including Caribbean Zouk music, which is how the dance came to be known as Zouk. We have two Brazilian Zouk teachers: Clinton & Cristi that have just moved here from Rio de Janeiro.
YOUTH CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
Youth Capoeira Batuque: This mindful program is designed to expose children to the dynamic art form of Capoeira and all it’s wonders. Not only do the children learn Martial Art, they also learn acrobatics, dance, berimbau & percussive instruments, singing, history and Portuguese. They learn to function within a community and participate in several events throughout the year. This program requires a commitment from children and families. Graduation is once year in May.
Youth Parkour: Parkour is a discipline founded in France by David Belle in the 1990’s. In some places Parkour has been defined as the “fluidity and efficiency of human movement.” Others have given it a more explicative definition by saying it is, “The art of moving effectively through the environment using only the human body to overcome obstacles,” and/or “Moving from one point to another as smoothly, efficiently and quickly as possible using the abilities of the human body.”
Youth Shield Karate: The mission of Shield Karate is to help children grow into healthy, happy, successful adults by teaching a martial art lifestyle of fitness, self-confidence, compassion, and respect.