On Saturday 24th May, the Chantry Centre in Dursley will be bouncing to the ‘Beat of Brazil’ with a morning of FREE workshops inspired by the theme of Brazil and this summer’s World Cup.

 From 10am-10.45am you are invited to try ‘FITSTEPS’, a new fitness craze sweeping the country, blending the elegant movements of Ballroom and the up-tempo pace of Latin dances in an exciting and fun fitness programme.  At 11.00am-12noon the stage is given to CAPOEIRA (lead by Oficina Da Capoeira), a traditional Brazilian style of movement which promises to improve fitness, confidence, balance and control.  

Both sessions are open to all ages and abilities and are FREE to join in!  They will be followed up with new regular weekly classes at the Chantry Centre with Fitsteps and Samba on Monday evenings and Capoeira on Thursdays

The event has been organised by World Jungle as part of our new Lottery Funded project ‘All in one Rhythm’.  Ben Ward from World Jungle explains:

 “With thanks to funding from the BIG Lottery’s ‘Awards for All programme’, we want to use the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this June and July as a springboard to developing a healthier, happier, more active community, creating a wave of positive community action.

 Mixing together FREE events and activities including music and dance taster sessions,  family fun days and a carnival party and BBQ, we will help make this World Cup an exciting family event – even for those who don’t like football!”

A further free taster session in SAMBA DRUMMING is organised for 2-3pm on Thursday 29 May at the Chantry Centre, with the renowned Bath School of Samba, Jamma de Samba.  This will form part of a community fun day at the centre that afternoon from 1pm, with lots of activities fun activities for the whole family to enjoy including arts & crafts, face painting, table tennis, drumming and circus fun.  Please visit to find out more.






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