Axé Capoeira offers capoeira programs for all ages and levels, and Brazilian dance and percussion classes. The group is led by Contra-Mestre Tigrão (São Paulo, Brazil), who has been teaching and performing around the world for 20 years.  


Looking for a vibrant and unique performance for your special event, school or community group? Axé Capoeira specializes in Brazilian folkloric dances and rhythms that will amaze and inspire your audience. Book a performance today!


Music is an integral part of capoeira and Brazilian culture. Axé Capoeira in Calgary specializes in various rhythms unique to Brazil - samba de roda, afoxé, maracatu, to name just a few - and boasts an impressive collection of instruments available only from Brazil.   


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art developed in the 1500s by African and Indigenous slaves in Brazil as a form of cultural expression and self-defence. Capoeira incorporates various forms of physical movement and is always played with music.

Axé Capoeira in Calgary is an organization dedicated the celebration of Brazilian culture in Calgary through the practice of Capoeira and Brazilian dance and percussion.  



Brazilian Dance Show & Capoeira Batizado, June 8, 2014
Date: 2014-04-16 17:39:28

Axe Capoeira Calgary's 2014 batizado event will take place June 6-8, 2014. Workshops will be held at Southern AB Institute of Technology June 6 & 7, and the Capoeira Competition will be held on June 7. The Brazilian Dance and Capoeira show and batizado ceremony will be at the Epcor Centre's Engineered Air Theatre 2pm on June 8. Tickets are $20. For more info, email axecapo@gmail.com or call 403.210.0269. To register for workshops and the competition email Pitanga (Monique) at axecapo@gmail.com. 

Spring 2014 Capoeira Classes
Date: 2014-04-09 17:02:58

Winter Capoeira at SAIT ends April 16. Spring capoeira at SAIT begins April 28. Visit www.sait.ca to register. 

*YMCA Shawnessy, YMCA South Campus and YMCA Saddletown spring capoeira classes have already begun and run until June 19.