Batizado 2017

Capoeiristas and spectators,

Please contact us if you’re interested in attending our 1st annual Batizado and Troca de Cordas March 31st – April 2nd! At this event, our new students will be “baptized” by playing in a roda with capoeira teachers from around the country to receive their first chords, and dedicated students will play for their next rank. We will have workshops for adults and kids in capoeira, maculele, and African drumming. Please see below for details! The Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast has a no-alcohol on location policy. The entire event (including parties) will be kid friendly. 


Capoeira Teachers:
Mestre Virgulino – Albuquerque NM
Contra-Mestre Cabeção – Peekskill, NY
Contra-Mestra Gata Brava – New Hope, PA
Professor Ganga Zumba – Ventura County, CA
Professor Coqui – Lancaster, PA
Monitora Areia – Peekskill, NY

African Dance & Drumming
Janet Peck – artistic director of the N’Bonye Dance and Drum Ensemble


Citiline Studio of Dance
1138 Elizabeth Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17601

Penn State Harrisburg
777 W Harrisburg Pike,
Middletown, PA 17057

Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast
215 Boulder Hill Rd
Mohnton, PA 19540



5:00pm Registration at Citiline
5:30pm – 7:15pm Kids and adults workshops
7:30pm Leave for Penn State Harrisburg Demo
8:15pm – 9:30pm Food, Demo, Roda at Penn State

Detailed Schedule:

Studio One @ Citiline
5:30pm – 6:15pm kids maculele with TBD
6:30pm – 7:15pm kids capoeira with TBD

Studio Two @ Citiline
5:30pm – 6:15pm adults workshop 1 with TBD
6:15pm – 7:15pm adults workshop 2 with Mestre Virgulino

7:30pm leave for Penn State Harrisburg Demo
8:15pm arrive at Penn State, eat something light, setup
8:40pm demo starts
9:00pm-9:30pm Roda


10:00am Adult registration @ Citiline
10:45am – 12:30pm Adult workshops
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (not provided for students)
1:30pm – 2:00pm Kids registration
1:30pm – 3:30pm Adults and kids workshops
4:00pm – 5:00pm Batizado
5:00pm – 6:00pm Roda
6:00pm – ?? Dinner/Party

Detailed Workshop Schedule:

Studio Two @ Citiline
10:45am – 11:30am Adults Maculele with TBD
11:30am – 12:30am Adults Capoeira with TBD
1:30pm – 2:30pm Adults Capoeira with TBD
2:30pm – 3:30pm Adults Capoeira with Mestre Virgulino

Studio One @ Citiline
2:00pm – 2:45pm Kids African Drumming with Janet Peck
3:00pm – 3:45pm Kids capoeira with TBD


Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast
10:00am – 2:00pm after party


Instructors and above will attend for free and be provided food and housing for the weekend.

Adult students getting chords:
$150 for all workshops Friday and Saturday, open rodas, t-shirt, Batizado

Kids getting chords:
$100 for all workshops Friday and Saturday, rodas, t-shirt, Batizado

Other participants:

$100 for all workshops Friday and Saturday, rodas, and t-shirt
$50 for just Friday workshops and roda (no t-shirt)
$75 for just Saturday workshops, rodas, and t-shirt

$75 for all workshops Friday and Saturday, rodas, and t-shirt
$25 for just Friday workshops (no t-shirt)
$50 for Saturday workshops, roda, t-shirt

We are going to provide dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday for an additional cost. The cost of dinner on Saturday will be $15 and the after party and lunch on sunday will be $20. If you sign up for both in advance, the cost will be $25.

We’re aware of how last minute all this planning is.  Extra T-shirts will be availible first-come, first-serve for $20

We have the Dragonfly Bed and Breakfast availible to us. Rooms there will be reserved for Profesors, Contra-Mestres, and Mestres first. Let us know you’re coming, and we’ll find a place for you to sleep either at the Bed and Breakfast or with someone from the academy.