Our Projects

Capoeira for Kids

Our social projects—Projeto Maculelê, and others—are created to enrich the lives of at-risk children in poor neighborhoods throughout USA and around the world. We are motivated by the power of Capoeira to enrich entire families. As a tool to enhance creativity and create self-discipline, art develops skills needed to tackle life challenges. For this reason, we believe that our programs can truly transform the lives the communities we serve. We aim to provide education not only in art techniques from around the world, but also entire cultural context of world music, movement, history, and languages.

Practicing capoeira helps students

  • improve overall physical condition; motor-coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, cardio-vascular activity & develop reflexes
  • improve social skills
  • develop rhythmic abilities
  • develop leadership skills
  • develop a healthy lifestyle
  • develop cultural awareness & tolerance
  • value diversity

Capoeira for Seniors

By incorporating a dance-like sequence of body movements with enchanting Afro-Brazilan music and rhythm, Capoeira is fun way to improve balance, fitness, flexibility and strength. This class is adapted to older adults with a focus on mobility, balance and flexibility. In addition to the physical and mental benefits on this program, the organization believes that music, instruments and dance classes will help relieve daily stress and anxiety. World Capoeira Arts Foundation offers free classes and demonstration for seniors at local community centers.

Capoeira for Children, Youth and Elderly with mental and physical disabilities

This project was initiated to help children, youth and elderly people with mental and physical disabilities. Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy are common examples of pathologies which can be trated by means of Capoeira. Even blind people or people with severe disabilities like people who use wheelchairs can benefit from this therapy. With the music, streeching and movements the students excercises, make friends and also use the music and singing as a way of socializing.

Language Classes

With a team of professional instructors we offer free Brazilian Portuguese community classes for every level, from beginner to advanced!

Feeding the homeless

This project is taking place in the City of Atlanta. Every Sunday Mestre Fran, Mestra Sara and World Capoeira Maculele Arts Foundation volunteers distributes food, water and snacks to homeless in Downtown Atlanta. We want to bring attention to the plight of the homeless and provide opportunities  for volunteers to become directly involved in serving the less fortunate. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer!

Our Instructors



Puerto Rico

Luanda – Angola