Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Mestre Marisa

Cultivating and transforming communities through Capoeira since 1991.

Schedule & Locations


@ Ruth Page Center of the Arts
1016 North Dearborn Street.  Parking is extremely difficult in this area. We recommend public transportation. But if you must drive, parking at Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street is $8 for 3 hours. Entrance to the garage is tricky – it’s near the Connie’s Pizza entrance, and here is a map for the parking lot.

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sundays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Weekly kids classes also available at this location.
Gingarte class cards ARE honored here.



@ University of Chicago campus

We’re on Winter Break in Hyde Park, but check back soon for the Winter Quarter schedule!

Gingarte class cards ARE honored here.

@CombatZone in Chatham
Location: CombatZone 8242 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago 60619  (Street parking)
Led by Prof. Girafa and Prof. Tinta Forte!

* Kids are 7-12 years old.  (Slightly different from our other location)
** Pricing is subject to change. Special pricing will apply to events and workshops.

For more information regarding this location, contact



@ Old Town School of Folk Music
4454 N. Lincoln Avenue

Schedule varies.
Must sign up through Old Town.

Gingarte class cards are NOT honored here. Groupons are NOT accepted here.



@ Crystal Lake

Please contact Professor Artista at

Gingarte class cards are NOT honored here. Groupons are NOT accepted here.

class payment options

* Kids are 17 years of age or under.
** Pricing is subject to change, especially during special events/workshops.

Unlimited Classes – One Month

$100 for adults

  • attends class regularly
  • expires after 1 month
10-Class Punch Card

$110 for adults
$65 for kids*

  • attends class about once per week
  • expires after 3 months
  • pickup card at class

$20 for adults
$10 for kids*

  • one-time only, trial class
  • makes a great gift
  • available for in-person purchase

Is Capoeira Really
For Everyone?

For Kids

kids classes

Children ages 3 and above are welcome to our classes.

We partner with some local schools too - see our About page to find out which ones!

For Beginners

beginners classes

No matter what your background, movements can be tailored by teachers to fit anyone's ability.

For Stressed Students

great for students

Use capoeira to clear your mind. Take a break before cramming for that next final!

We offer discounts to UofC students (with an ID).

Private Lessons

private lessons

Our teachers can personalize training for you. We can work with your schedule.

"Capoeira é por todo mundo"

cultural enrichment classes

Immersing yourself in the culture surrounding Capoeira is an essential part of learning Capoeira itself!

In the past, we've offered classes/workshops covering these other aspects of Brazilian culture including samba, orixa history, percussion, and/or the Portuguese language.

We will post class offerings like this here - often with guest teachers - so check back for announcements! Meanwhile, you can learn more about related music and dances on our Resources page.