The Best Capoeira Classes in the inner west

Welcome to Fit Dance Australia, the top capoeira lesson provider in the inner west! From highly experienced students to beginners, we offer professional capoeira classes in the Inner West for kids and adults! Find out just how easy it can be to start your martial art journey with help from our passionate capoeira instructors. We teach in Sydney’s inner west at our studios.

Taking part in capoeira in the Inner West is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn new techniques and most importantly, have fun! Whether you are just starting capoeira for the first time or you have an advanced skillset, our professional and friendly instructors can help you meet your goals and boost your skills to a new level.

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OUR Capoeira CLASSES inner west

Begin your martial arts journey right away! Whether you are starting out for the first time or have a plethora of experience, our capoeira classes in the inner west are designed for everyone to enjoy and learn from. At Fit Dance Australia, we are committed to helping you to boost your fitness levels whilst learning brand new martial arts skills.

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What is Capoeira?

Capoeira is a martial art that originated in Brazil around the 1800s. It was invented by African slaves who had been forced to move to Brazil across the Atlantic Ocean. The martial art itself consists of fast and versatile movements which were based on fighting when outnumbered. It aims to ensure that you are always moving when utilising the skill to prevent yourself from being an easy target.

This martial art is often considered a dance or a sport. The reason for this is that shortly after capoeira was invented, it had to be disguised to stop colonialists from recognising the skill and stopping slaves from practising it. Hence, capoeira became a dance. It was practiced to traditional Brazilian music and managed to survive.

In the 1930’s the first capoeira school opened in Brazil and the oppression that had fallen upon the martial art was lifted. In 1972, capoeira was officially recognised as a sport.

Improve your fitness levels with Capoeira in the Inner West

At Fit Dance Australia, we are proud to provide exciting and fun capoeira classes in the Inner West. Making use of our immersive studio, are a passionate team of instructors has helped hundreds of students improve their martial arts skills whilst boosting their fitness.

Fitness should never be boring and this is one of the driving forces for us providing our capoeira classes in the Inner West. Keep active, learn a new skill and stay engaged at all times! All of our instructors are excited to meet you so please come and join your first class today!

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Industry Recognised Dance Instructors

Your capoeira classes in the Inner West are always led by a qualified Fit Dance Australia® Instructor. All of our instructors have been hand-picked by Patricia, for their passion, talent and extensive dance-fitness experience.

To ensure that we offer the best standard of capoeira classes, our instructors go through a comprehensive training and certification process. This way, we know that they have the tools to boost your learning and truly rock your capoeira classes!

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At Fit Dance Australia, we are proud to provide an opportunity to learn a wide variety of new dances and techniques for all levels to benefit from. No matter your experience, we offer the chance to enhance your dancing skills and master the basics of new and exciting dances. Some examples of the wide variety we teach include:

From learning new techniques and skills to meeting others with similar interests, there are so many reasons to give Fit Dance Australia a go today! Take a look at the full range of dance classes that we offer and start your dancing journey with us.

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Capoeira classes that are fun, energetic, and make you feel amazing. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Learn from the Best Instructors

Every instructor has been hand-picked by our founder and Australian Salsa Champion, Patricia, for their talent and extensive dance experience.

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Capoeira is a great way to have fun and meet new people. We are committed to sharing the joy of martial arts and dance with others.

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Delving into the practice of Capoeira brings numerous benefits that extend beyond the physical. This Afro-Brazilian martial art form is not only an excellent workout that builds strength, flexibility, and coordination, but also stimulates mental faculties and encourages a sense of community.

Physical Strength and Agility

Capoeira combines dynamic movements with music, resulting in a full-body workout. The swift kicks, acrobatic flips, and fluid sequences help to build strength, improve agility, and increase cardiovascular fitness.

Mental Acuity and Concentration

Capoeira isn’t just about physical prowess, it’s also a mental game. It requires concentration, strategy, and quick thinking, as you anticipate your opponent’s moves and plan your own.

Cultural Awareness

By learning Capoeira, you’ll immerse yourself in Brazilian culture. This martial art form is steeped in history and tradition, and its practice offers insights into the culture and history of Brazil.


Capoeira is fundamentally a community activity. It’s performed in a ‘roda’ or circle, where participants not only compete but also support and encourage each other, creating a sense of camaraderie and belonging.

Capoeira in the Inner West for Children

Teaching Children Respect Through Fun Engagement

Capoeira for children offers a unique approach to fitness and self-expression. Unlike traditional sports, Capoeira’s nature invites children to explore their creativity, helping them discover new ways of moving and expressing themselves. Through these classes, children not only develop their physical strength and flexibility but also improve their rhythm, coordination, and balance.

Our instructors at Fit Dance Australia ensure that every class is an environment of encouragement and positivity, allowing children to feel comfortable and confident. They tailor each class to the age and abilities of the students, ensuring that the lessons are challenging yet achievable. Our instructors also imbue each lesson with an understanding of the cultural background of Capoeira, giving children a deeper appreciation for this martial art.

Building Life Skills and Character through Capoeira

In addition to the tangible skills, Capoeira also fosters life skills such as resilience, respect, and teamwork. By working together in a ‘roda’, children learn the importance of cooperation and mutual respect. This, combined with the sense of achievement as they learn new moves and progress through the ranks, enhances their self-esteem and instils a sense of discipline that can benefit them in all areas of life.

Join us at Fit Dance Australia and let your child embark on an exciting journey of learning and growth through Capoeira!

Frequently Asked Questions

Capoeira has been considered a few different things over the years including a sport, a dance and a martial art. In today’s world, we can consider it all three of these things; however, many people consider it predominantly a martial art.

Capoeira has its roots in Brazil. This comes from the African slaves who were brought across to the country around the 1800s.

At the turn of the 20th century, the dance became more popular and the oppression that had been placed on it diminished around 1930. The first capoeira school was opened in Brazil in the early 30s and in 1972 capoeira was official recognised as its own sport.

Yes! No matter what your skill level is, we at Fit Dance Australia are here to cater to you. Through teaching all abilities from beginner to full of experience, we can understand how to best help you progress. Improve your overall fitness and flexibility with us today!

The history of Capoeira is rich and complex. As the art form was developed by African slaves in Brazil, it was initially forbidden and practised in secret. It was an act of resistance and a means of preserving cultural practices. In the late 19th century, Capoeira was criminalised in Brazil, driving it further underground.

However, in the early 20th century, the martial art started to gain recognition and respectability. The first Capoeira academy was established in the 1930s, and since then, the art form has flourished, spreading across Brazil and the world.

Capoeira has a vibrant global community. By joining Fit Dance Australia, you’ll not only become part of our local family but also join a worldwide network of Capoeira enthusiasts. With us, you can participate in local and international events, workshops, and festivals, immersing yourself in this captivating and inclusive world.