UCC's Cultural Arts Programs
Transforming School Educational Experiences

Union Cultural Center offers a variety of cultural art programs centered around Capoeira for K12 schools, colleges and universities. From artist residence to school performances and assemblies, our programs use oral history and lineage-based African traditions that are cornerstone to Capoeira to provide students with a holistic educational experience.

These programs blend the vibrant elements of music, physical activity, and health education in a dynamic and engaging manner, fostering a deeper connection and appreciation for cultural traditions and the power of community arts.


Social Skills

Capoeira, with its roots in Afro-Brazilian culture, serves as a unique vehicle for developing social and emotional intelligence. Participants will engage in activities that promote teamwork, communication, and empathy, fostering a sense of community and interconnectedness.

Creative Expression

Our programs places a strong emphasis on nurturing students' creative expression. Through the exploration of movement and music, participants will discover new avenues for self-expression, unlocking their artistic potential and boosting confidence.

Multi-disciplinary Arts

Capoeira in Action seamlessly integrates various forms of artistic expression, with a primary focus on movement, music, and food education. Students will have the opportunity to explore and embrace these disciplines, fostering a well-rounded appreciation for cultural diversity.

Health Education

In addition to the artistic elements, Capoeira In Action prioritizes health education. Students will learn about the importance of physical well-being, nutrition, and the role of an active lifestyle in maintaining a healthy mind and body.

Artist in Residence

Customizable program tailored to class curriculum and timelines, delving into diverse topics to establish a robust foundation that culminates in a grand finale – the final celebration showcase.

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Capoeira Workshops

Explore this Afro-Brazilian art form through introductory workshops designed to introduce you to its captivating movements, vibrant music, and rich history.

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Assembly Performance

It's more than a performance; it's an interactive capoeira celebration. Join us for a brief journey into the this Afro-Brazilian art form.

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UCC Field Trip

Step into the heart of Capoeira at our International District studio. Our workshop goes beyond the classroom, offering students a unique chance to explore the rich cultural tapestry of this art form.

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