Capoeira Mandinga Tucson

Capoeira Mandinga Tucson


Join Capoeira Mandinga Tucson and Capoeira Institute Southwest at the Alameda stage, Saturday, Oct 8, 4:15 to 5:00 PM for a demonstration!

"Capoeira Mandinga Tucson and nonprofit Capoeira Institute Southwest partner to bring traditional Afro-Brazilian capoeira, music, and dance to diverse Tucson and global communities. Anne Pollack (Mestra Luar do Sertão) is our group’s founder, director, and tireless leader. She has practiced Afro-Brazilian arts for over 36 years, training with Brazilian capoeira masters both in the US and during multiple travels to Brazil. In 1996, after 10 years of capoeira experience, she began teaching capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in Tucson and created grupo Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Today, she the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the state of Arizona.

"The experience of Afro-Brazilian arts touches the hearts and brings together diverse people. Our 2022 performance group is comprised of students, ages 6 through over 50 years, from a broad spectrum of Tucson and surrounding area schools and communities, who are joined through our love of Afro-Brazilian arts. Through our classes and performances of Afro-Brazilian arts, we look forward to continuing to build and expand cross-cultural connections between youth and families from diverse backgrounds."

[ID: Youth and their mentors are wearing Capoeira gear and posing with funny faces for the camera.]
Hello CMT friends - we've been having a wonderful time in Australia but We miss you!
We've attended 2 classes at Soul Capoeira in Adelaide - a small, sweet group of committed capoeiristas. Most people have not heard of capoeira in Australia so we're doing our best to spread the word. Hope the monthly roda rocks this weekend! Look forward to seeing you all in 3 weeks! Love Sage, Carly & Damian xo

Playing is Winning© In 2014 capoeira was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Come try the captivating art of Capoeira with us today!!

Our group Capoeira Mandinga Tucson, led by founder Mestra Luar do Sertão (Anne Pollack), focuses on challenging students physically, mentally, and musically in a supportive environment to inspire self-discipline, self-confidence, communication, tolerance, teamwork, dexterity, stability, endurance, and concentration -- important life skills that can be continually improved and built upon. Most impo

Operating as usual

Photos from Capoeira Mandinga Tucson's post 10/18/2022

Awesome energy at our 2022 Tucson Meet Yourself show. Congratulations to all of our performers! Check out a few photos here....more coming soon!


4:15 pm, Saturday October 8 at Tucson Meet Yourself/Alameda Street Stage - performance by Capoeira Mandinga Tucson & Capoeira Institute Southwest


Join the fun - Wednesday capoeira classes at the MSA annex

Photos from Capoeira Mandinga Tucson's post 12/28/2021

Tucson's Capoeira community - Please help find this Tucson capoeirista! Hi everyone,
A member of our Tucson capoeira community has gone missing. He hasn’t been heard from for over a month. His sister and brother-in-law, Kinslee and Casey Radermacher, have reached out to me today to ask for help.
Let’s put this season of giving to work to help find him.

Below is Kinslee and Casey's message and some photos.
Please contact them if you have seen him or know his whereabouts:

My name is Casey Radermacher (480.516.5888) and my wife is Kinslee Radermacher (Hancock).
We are looking for my wife's brother, Nathanael (Nathan) Hancock (520.476.7777).
He is 5'9" approximately 220 pounds. Medium length shaggy brown hair. Blue eyes. Kinda southwestern hippy type dress. Bandanna around neck a lot, prescription glasses that are transitional lenses so go darker when outside. He is a massage therapist and drives a burnt orange Hyundai Accent hatchback vehicle with a sea turtle/ocean mural on the rear of the car. Hasn't been seen or heard from in a month. Very unusual for him. His phone voicemail always had his personal greeting on it and it is now a generic recording. Tucson PD and Pima County Sheriff's Department have both also been notified and ATL's (Attempt To Locate) have been dispatched. ANY information, please reach out.....thank you. We are including some photos of his car and the most recent pic (about 3 months ago) we have of him. This is him with my wife (his sister). He has cut his hair since so it is no longer long like in the pic.

Photos from Capoeira Mandinga Tucson's post 11/25/2021

Exciting deals to fit your budget, help you join a great multi-cultural community, increase your fitness, and give you more to celebrate…

1) Holiday Gift Certificate: Unlimited Capoeira for One Month
Give the gift of capoeira!
2) New Year 2022 Special Discount: Get fit with capoeira!
**for both new students and newly returning to train with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson!**
Find our Holiday specials on our web page:

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson & Capoeira Institute Southwest 09/05/2021

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson & Capoeira Institute Southwest

Train today! In-person classes for kids, teens, and adults are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at our academy, 605 E. 6th Street, Tucson, AZ. Class size is limited and masks required. See full class schedule at:

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson & Capoeira Institute Southwest Our Capoeira Institute Southwest Regional Chapter is dedicated to bringing Afro-Brazilian arts to our Tucson & Southwest communities & supporting the participation of underprivileged youth.

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson 04/07/2020

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson

Hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy during these difficult Covid-19 times. Keeping fit and staying connected to positive communities will help us get through this crisis. Capoeira Mandinga Tucson has set up fun ONLINE capoeira and bodyweight fitness classes for kids, teens, and adults. Our CMT classes are taught by Mestra Luar do Sertão, who is the only capoeira master in Arizona and a certified Medical Exercise Specialist. So, join together with a great group of people and let's all keep moving towards being stronger in mind, body, and spirit!! We can all help each other make it through the Covid-19 crisis together!! To join our fun fitness & capoeira classes 5 days per week LIVE, ONLINE, go to:

Capoeira Tucson | Home of Capoeira Mandinga Tucson


Friends and Family - Come join the fun at CMT Academy this Friday, November 1, 6-9 PM


Mestre Efraim_capoeira!!

Mestre Efraim will be a special guest at our CMT/CIS Afro-Brazilian Festival and Batizado 2019. Come enjoy his capoeira rodas and workshops!


Mestre Efraim pandeiro

Mestre Efraim will be a special guest at our CMT/CIS Afro-Brazilian Festival and Batizado 2019


Great escape!

Timeline Photos 12/22/2018

A shot from our neon batizado .


Great energy & focus!


Love our Rodas and community


Lighting up Maculelê


Don't forget! Bodyweight Fitness tomorrow and every Monday, 6:30 pm, 605 E. 6th Street, Tucson. Get fit for Capoeira! Get fit for Life!!


Good morning to another beautiful Tucson day! Let's have fun this week training hard today, tomorrow, and Saturday -- and enjoy relaxing Thursday with lots of thanks, good food, friends, and family. It's great to have you all in my life! Mestra Luar


As all in Tucson prepare for tonight's Day of the Dead celebration, I'm thinking of the wonderful lives of relatives and friends who have passed, and of our fun 2017 Capoeira Mandinga Tucson Halloween party and Roda.


CMT - Great show at Tucson Meet Yourself. Thanks for all of your awesome energy!!



The warrior stick fighting dance! It's a story about a young boy named Maculele that had to defend his village.😲

This dance was a memorial to commemorate the bravery of Maculele💯


What a fun roda today! Thanks to all who came and played!


Looking at the world🌎 from a different angle!!

Congratulations to Renay Burger for conquering🤜💥 her fears🤤 and taking a stand.....upside down!! It's always a wonderful thing when we see those that push their boundaries and push beyond what they thought was possible.👏👏👏


Capoeira Roda Mestre Marcelo and Mestre Lobao

Hey, guys!

We have a YouTube page!!🎉

Check out our vid of Mestre Marcelo with Mestre Lobao💥 and remember to hit like and subscribe!!

Capoeira Mandinga Tucson Batizado 2017 A fun and playful game of capoeira with Mestre Marcelo (Capoeira Mandinga) and Mestre Lobão (Besouro Mangangá). Their ...


Sometimes capoeira🇧🇷 gets in your blood that you take it everywhere you go. Here's one of our students, Touro (Hector Acuna) in Las Vegas for a business conference playing capoeira with another Capoeirista he just met💣

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Mestre Efraim_capoeira!!
Mestre Efraim pandeiro
Maculele!💣💥The warrior stick fighting dance! It's a story about a young boy named Maculele that had to defend his villag...
Sometimes capoeira🇧🇷 gets in your blood that you take it everywhere you go. Here's one of our students, Touro (Hector Ac...
Open Roda!💥
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Classes, Performances, and Artist in Residence programs available at your location and at our Academy!

Call Mestra Luar at 520-975-6539 or Email: [email protected]

Class schedule at CMT Academy - 605 E. 6th St, Tucson, AZ, 85705
5:30 pm - 6:40 pm - Youth Capoeira, ages 6-12
7:00 pm - 8:20 pm Teen/Adult All Levels Capoeira

5:30 pm - 6:40 pm - Youth Capoeira, ages 6-12
7:00 pm - 8:20 pm Teen/Adult All Levels Capoeira

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Beginner Kids Capoeira (ages 6-10)
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Advanced and Older Kids Capoeira (ages 8 to 12)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Teen/Adult All Levels Capoeira



605 E 6th Street
Tucson, AZ

Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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