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cap·o·ei·ra

 (kăp′ō-ā′rə, kä′po͝o-ā′rä)
n.
A martial art of Brazilian origin that is based around a rhythmic, dancelike movement.

[Brazilian Portuguese, perhaps from capoeira, cultivated field that has reverted to forest or scrubland (perhaps in reference to the origins of the martial art in gatherings held by slaves and poor rural communities), from Tupí kopu̯era (influenced by Tupí kaa, scrubland) : ko, clearing, agricultural field cleared in a forest : pu̯era, that once was.]

capoeira

(ˌkæpʊˈeɪrə)
n
1. (Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
2. (Dancing) a movement discipline combining martial art and dance, which originated among African slaves in 19th-century Brazil
[C20: from Portuguese]
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Maybe it's Zumba, crossFit, Capoiera, pole dancing, swimming, boxing or parkour.
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Spin360 boasts two wood-floored, mirrored dance studios where some 11 instructors lead group classes and private lessons in Latin, ballroom, jazz and tango, in addition to what the school calls "associated arts and disciplines" such as capoiera, pilates, yoga, zumba and "dance-sport endurance.
There is also a combat class which includes different elements of martial arts, kick-boxing and capoiera, a renowned Brazilian art form.
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The show was topped off with some Capoiera sparring between instructor Rizwan and one of his students.
Tambien se presentaran los grupos de danza Brazillian Arts Capoiera Group, Azerbajani Dancers, Russian Children's Theatre, Del Espadin Flamenco y Reflections of India.
Visitors to Pets Corner, in the Dene, were also treated to a demonstration of the Brazilian art of capoiera ( a fusion of dance and martial arts.
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Low, a master of capoiera (a musical martial art) from Sao Paulo, contours the great rhythmic drive.