About Thrive Capoeira in Harwinton, CT

Heidi Kirchofer Joel Melendez’s dream of opening a studio came true in 2014! Thrive Movement Studio is the result of years of planning and hard work by the dynamic duo and Heidi’s father, Charles Kirchofer. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come explore the range of fitness, inner-growth and self-defense options available at Thrive Movement Studio. With tailored martial art and fitness programs for children and adults, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your goals and needs.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Kids


  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet Access

Programs at Thrive Capoeira in Harwinton, CT

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Kids Capoeira Tuesdays. 4-7

Capoeria- A jovial Brazilian martial art that fuses dance, music acrobatics and song. Students gain strength, flexibility, powerful, dynamic and organic movement vocabulary as well as self-confidence and focus

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Youth Capoeira Ages 8-13- Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes build physical, artistic, and social skills. Working independently, in partners, and as a group, students learn basic Capoeira movements, and how to “play” Capoeira. Students use the movements in improvisational games with each other. Classes have a single monthly fee and students can attend all both or 1 weekly class. Instruction covers physical elements of the arts including acrobatic and dynamic movement, self-defense, and improvisation and performance concepts. Youth learn historical and cultural information, receive hands-on training on instruments, and learn songs in Portuguese.

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Location and contact information

221 Burlington Rd, Harwinton, CT, 06791