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The Brazilian Arts Foundation, is very happy to present the Cultural Adventure to Brazil 2019! This 3 month free program for all kids age 8 to 16 in the Houston and surrounding areas! This is an open call to bring all the kids in your life to participate, at absolutely no cost, for 3 classes a week for 3 months.
When? From February 19h to May 17th, 2019
The Cultural Adventure to Brazil will run during after-school hours from Tuesday, February 19h to Friday, May 17th, 2019.
At the end of the program, we will have a recital for friends and family to celebrate your kids’ achievements (details to be provided as soon as possible!)
Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – 1 hour session
Thursdays 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – 1 hour session
Fridays: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm – 2.5 hours with break and snack (fruits and water included)
Registration extended until February 26th, 2019
Who is this program for?
All kids between 8 and 16 years of age! We only have 25 slots open, so please don’t miss out!
There are no restrictions to bring your kids. All we ask is for the commitment to come to class at least twice a week and to register only if you are serious about it, so that all 25 slots are used as best as possible.
What does the program include?
This program includes learning about different cultural aspects, arts and disciplines from Brazil through classes filled with physical activity that incorporates a mix of martial arts, music, dance, and language; taught in a dynamic and energetic environment! Your kids will learn:
A Brazilian martial art that integrates, singing, learning to play musical instruments, and Portuguese language.
Activities to learn how to play instruments such as atabaque (Brazilian drum), Pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine), Berimbau (Brazilian string instrument), and other Brazilian percussion instruments, such as Agogô, Chucalho and many more.
The Portuguese language will be infused into all the dance and martial arts activities through learning songs and receiving basic instruction in Portuguese.
Kids will learn to dance Maculelê (An Afro-Brazilian traditional dance), and Puxada de Rede (A traditional dance to celebrate the fishermen’s culture and abundance of fishing season
Recommendations and useful information:
- Kids should wear comfortable clothes, such as sweatpants, or attire for sports activities
- All parents are allowed to stay in the waiting area, although not required
- Since the Friday session is a bit longer, we will have an interim break with fruit snacks and water provided. Should you need anything else, please feel free to bring it along!
- Please try your best to show up on time and have lots of fun!