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Axé Fest

Our quarterly open community day

Immerse yourself in joyful movement with a day of free Afro-Brazilian martial arts, dance, and yoga classes! Family friendly!

Move your body and enjoy the rhythm at Axé Fest, quarterly our community day of FREE classes featuring the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, Yoga, and Afro-Brazilian Dance and Drumming. Classes are open to kids and adults! 

Upcoming Axé Fests


Axé Fest: Joy of Movement

April 6, 2024, 1-6pm

Shake off the rust from the winter and nourish your body, mind, and spirit with joyful movement!


1 pm - KIDS CAPOEIRA class (ages 4-12). Parents need to be present during the class.

2pm - YOGA for all

3 pm - INTRO TO CAPOEIRA class, followed by Capoeira demo and roda

5pm - AFRO-BRAZILIAN DANCE to live drumming with special guest Mestre Mariano Silva! Kids and adults welcome

* Intro to Capoeira classes are for people new to capoeira. No experience is needed! Wear comfortable clothes. You will learn the basic movements of capoeira from one of our instructors and work with our students. You will get to implement what you learn in a capoeira roda to live music.



Axé Fest: Celebration of Independence

September 7, 2024, 1-6pm

Details and registration to come

We are able to make Axé Fest free to you thanks to the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. We are grateful for our sponsors! To support our quality programming, please make a tax-deductible donation here.

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