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* NEW Kids capoeira class in Chester *

Starting this Wednesday 11th June there will be a brand new kids capoeira class in Chester! So if you’ve got kids who enjoy moving, playing, dance, martial arts and music, bring them along to give capoeira a try! All the details are below:

Kids capoeira, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, at The Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN, £4 per class or £6 for two siblings

Booking isn’t required and classes run on a drop in basis. If you have any questions, please call Jane on 07841838581

For information on our other kids and adult classes, see our classes page.

See you in a class soon8

Contra Mestre Piolho

Schools have got capoeira fever!

Contra Mestre Piolho and Rastros no Ar are super busy over the next few months as the World Cup kicks off and schools across Cheshire and Greater Manchester get an exciting insight into what Brazilian culture has to offer beyond football!

In the next couple of the months Rafael will be teaching capoeira workshops in over 15 schools, where the children and young people will explore the movement, music and playfulness of capoeira! He’s already made the news in Oldham, when he payed a visit to Hathershaw College – see the article below for more info!

We’ll also be performing and leading taster workshops at festivals, events and awards ceremonies over the coming weeks, including the Oldham Sports Awards and Blacon Festival.

Fancy capoeira in your school or at your event? Get in touch for more information and to book!

Rafael Hathershaw College Capoeira article

Capoeira over August and September 2013

Hi all,

Please note that due to summer holidays and CM Piolho’s trip to Brazil in September, capoeira classes in Chester will be disrupted over the next few weeks. See below for a list of when classes are and aren’t on:

Monday 5 Aug – NO class
Wednesday 7 Aug – Class with Piolho
Monday 12 Aug – Class with Piolho (only adult class, no kids class)
Wednesday 14 Aug – Class with Piolho
Monday 19 Aug – NO class
Wednesday 21 Aug – NO class
Monday 26 Aug – NO class
Wednesday 28 Aug – NO class
Monday 2 Sep – Class with Piolho (only adult class, no kids class)
Wednesday 4 Sep – NO class
Monday 9 Sep – Class with Jane ((kids classes start again)
Wednesday 11 Sep – Class with Jane
Monday 16 Sep – Class with Jane
Wednesday 18 Sep – Class with Jane
Monday 23 Sep – PIOLHO BACK FROM BRAZIL! Normal classes from now on!

If in doubt please give us a call or a text on 07841838581.

See you in class soon!

CM Piolho and Jane

*No capoeira class Wednesday 20th March! AND special class Monday 25th March!*

Hi all,

There will NOT be a capoeira class tonight (20th March 2013) in Chester – Contra Mestre Piolho and some of the students are involved in a show at the University.

Please come and join us on Monday 25th March  for a very special class with Professor Dino – a lifelong friend of Contra Mestre Piolho who is in the UK for the first time ever!


See you on Monday!


Contra Mestre Piolho and Jane


Capoeira Classes in Chester for Children and Adults

Start the New Year Brazilian style! Come and join one of our great Capoeira classes in Chester!

We run adult and children’s capoeira classes at The Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN:


Mondays 7-8:30pm – £5

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – £5


Mondays 6-7pm – £4

See our classes page for the most up to date info! Or get in touch to find out more.

Hope to see you at a class very soon!

Contra Mestre Piolho

1st Batizado Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Chester – Coming Very Soon!

Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Chester and Contra Mestre Piolho invite you to the 1st Batizado of CDO Chester!

15th, 16th and 17th of February 2013 in Chester

Lots of workshops!
Afro Brazilian Dance!
Maculele and lots of Rodas!
And the 1st Batizado of Contra-Mestre Piolho’s students!

See the trailer here.


Friday 15th February
7pm Registration
7:30-10pm Workshop and Opening roda

Saturday 16th February
10:30am Registration
11am-6pm Workshops-Rodas-Batizado
9pm (ish) – 3am! Party at Revolution, 110 Foregate St, Chester, CH1 1HD * We are taking over Revolution Chester with a Brazilian themed party night! Expect hot Brazilian tunes, samba, capoeira and our very own caipirinha bar! *

Sunday 17th February
11am Arrival
11:30am-6pm Workshops and Rodas


The University of Chester Faculty of Arts and Media, Kingsway Buildings, Kingsway, Chester, CH2 2LB


Mestre Chicote CDO Paris
Contra Mestre Parente CDO Liverpool
Contra Mestra Dini CDO Israel
Professor Izol CDO Berlin
Professor Tico CDO Moscow
Instrutor Mascote CDO Birmingham
Instrutor Tatu CDO Nottingham
Irineu Nogueira London


Friday night only: £15
Saturday only: £30
Sunday only: £30
All three days PLUS the event t-shirt: £60
We like to look after you so water and fruit/snacks will be available for all participants on Saturday and Sunday
Please note, the free t-shirt is only included in the ‘all three days’ option. If you would like to buy an event t-shirt separately the price will be £15.

So that we can make the event run as smoothly as possible, please take just two minutes to fill in the following registration form:

Contra Mestre Piolho
Capoeira Cordao de Ouro Chester England
Rastros no Ar Capoeira and Dance CIC

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Special African Dance Class TONIGHT!

Rastros no Ar currently have a special guest visiting us from France; Tizil is a student of Conra Mestre Piolho and a fabulous African dance teacher!
We want to give you guys the opportunity to have a taste of African dance/drumming so class will run a little bit differently this Monday 19th November:

Capoeira 7-8pm £4
Afro-dance/drumming 8-9:30pm £5

Price for people who want to do both classes only £7!

Don’t miss this great opportunity! It’s going to be a special workshop! Bring your friends along to try something new!
It all takes place at The Unity Centre, Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN

Exciting new projects and celebrations!

Rastros no Ar are excited to be planning Sportivate projects with Save the Family and Cheshire West schools which will be running after term until Christmas and a Cheshire Community Foundation project with Frodsham Youth Association which will get underway in the New Year! We’re excited to be sharing capoeira with new groups and are looking forward to finding some new young capoeira fans!

Watch this space for more information!

Meanwhile, if you’re a secondary school in Cheshire West and Chester, we’ve got 6 free capoeira after-school sessions to offer to 3 lucky schools, so get in touch if your school is interested in taking up this exciting opportunity!

We’ll also be celebrating The Unity Centre‘s 1st Birthday with them on Saturday 3rd November – there’ll be a free capoeira taster session and demo from 12-1pm! Come along and see what it’s all about, and if you already know, bring friends and family to experience it! There will be lots of other events happening throughout the day too.

Hope to see you all in a roda soon!

Contra Mestre Piolho and Jane

Capoeira Kids classes in Chester and Birkenhead starting September!

*NEW Capoeira Kids classes starting week beginning 3rd September 2012!*

Contra-Mestre Piolho will be teaching two new kids capoeira classes:

CHESTER: Mondays 6-7pm at The Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN

BIRKENHEAD: Thursdays 6-7pm at Drill gym, Grange Road West, Birkenhead

Capoeira Kids classes cost £4 per class and are suitable for ages 6+

Come along and give it a try!

For more information please get in touch.

August Holidays and New Venue from September!

*Contre-Mestre Piolho and Jane will be away for the last two weeks of August and there will be NO class on 20th or 27th August.*

See you all on the 3rd September at our new venue:

The Unity Centre, 17 Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN (same road as La Tasca)

Mondays 7:30-9pm

£5 per class

Suitable for all abilities and ages 16+

(A new Wednesday night adult class is also on the cards, we’ll let you know as soon as we have more details…)