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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Connecticut Capoeira Center has a new home in New Haven

NEW HAVEN – After 15 years operating out of a church basement in the city, Connecticut Capoeira Center has a new home of its own at 1175 State St. and will hold an open house/grand opening Saturday.

In addition to capoeira under the direction of Mestre Efraim Silva, the center in room 207 will offer zumba, yoga and samba in the spacious studio. All are invited to watch classes for free or sample them for $15 each from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For $50 one can attend all the day’s workshops. At 8:30 p.m. there will be a party with Latin music.
Silva the third youngest among 13 children hails from Brazil and started to practice Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art / dance form, at age 13. At age 17 he became instructor.
Silva, who came to the United States in 1989 and now lives in West Haven, said having a home for his school is a “dream come true,” that he’s pursued for 22 years.
For more information call 203-982-4147 or email or visit



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