January 2014

Dear parents and students

The winter is upon us with the darkest january in years, and this affects us all, so it is nice to be able to tell some positive stories about Capoeiraskolen Senzala.

The renovation of our new headquarters in Frederiksberg, our first location dedicated exclusively to capoeira-related activities, is going according to plan, and since the beginning of the new year we have been working full-time on the 300 square meters of training space. We have taken down walls and are now building the shower rooms, fixing the floors, re-finishing the walls and so on. We have had two communal workdays with enthusiastic working teams, and I very much look forward to moving in.

In 1984 I started training capoeira with Ana Pompeia in a worn dance studio in Christanshavn. Now, after all these years, I am able to celebrate the realization of an old dream; so on Friday March 28th from 15:30 to 18:30, you are all invited to a reception and celebration of my 30 year capoeira anniversary and the opening of our new facilities at Bernhard Bangs Alle 21. There will be canapés and fizzy drinks for all tastes, along with lots of capoeira.

Don’t forget the new class schedule in Frederiksberg that will take effect on February 1st:

Tuesday class 4-6 year olds at 17:00 moves to 17:15
Wednesday class 4-6 year olds at 17:00 moves to Thursday at 17:15
Adult/Child class Thursday at 16:30 moves to 16:00

We have never had so many students at the school and there is an excellent atmosphere in the classes, so in order to accommodate the increasing demand and take on new students who don’t have the time or energy to train during the week, two new Saturday classes will begin in Frederiksberg on February 1.

Adult/Child class, 09:00-10:15
4-6 year olds, år 10:45-11:30

On top of that, on the first and third Saturday of each month from 11:00-13:00, starting in February and running until our Batizado, there will be special training for those who aspire to become blue belts.

It is time to pay dues for February and March. Payment is in cash during classes and should be made by February 8. Please respect our hard work by meeting the deadline.

Adult/Child class: kr. 950
4-6 year olds: kr. 550
7-10 year olds and adults once per week: kr. 650
Teen and adult free training: kr. 750

Preparations for our 17th Scandinavian Capoeira Meet 1-4 May, 2014 are running according to plan and this year we have landed a wonderful new sponsor: Reihn van Hauen Bakery.

If others have an interest in giving us a helping hand, that would be fantastic. We need:

  • Batizado T-shirts for all participants, ca. 350 kr. each.
  • Food for the Masters, Teachers and Orginizers – 30 meals on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Fruit and drinks for participants during the whole event.

Capoeiraskolen gladly and thankfully offers all sponsors:

  • Sponsor logo on the program, on the web page and on the T-shirts.
  • A Capoeira Show and/or teaching event for your employees or customers.

If you are interested in helping to make our Capoeira Meet and Graduation even better with some form of sponsorship, please contact me by telephone at 2048 4049 or write an email to steen@senzala.dk

There will be a Batizado for my Serbian students again this year, and it will take place in Novi Sad during the Store Bededag holiday May 16-18. I will attend along with Contra-mestre Espiga, prof. Kamal, Soneca og Raio, as well as Isak and Michael (so far).

If you have the energy and inclination for even more Capoeira, you can also join Mestre Bananas Batizado in Paris the weekend before our own during the period April 25-27.

Check the web page for coming activities during the next 6 months.

With hope for a bit more sun during February,

Mestre Steen

Classes today

16:00Children (7-10 yrs)
Mestre Steen · Frederiksberg
16:15Children (4-6 yrs)
Mestre Camarão · Vestegnen
16:30Children (7-10 yrs)
Mestre Espiga · Nørrebro
17:00Children (4-6 yrs)
Mestre Steen · Frederiksberg
17:00Children (7-10 yrs)
Mestre Camarão · Vestegnen
17:30Teenagers (11+ yrs))
Mestre Espiga · Nørrebro
17:30Teenagers (11+ yrs)
Mestre Camarão · Vestegnen
Mestre Camarão · Vestegnen

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