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The process with Aisha and Denis Chiaramonte

Ever wanted to branch out and try something new? Great news — we at Smile Politely have the video that can open your eyes to the beautiful and inclusive world of capoeira here in Urbana. Aisha and Denis Chiaramonte are teachers of the martial art that can also dive into poetry, music, dancing, photography, painting, and more. Capoeira is a way of life — and can be for anyone.

In this video, we hope to highlight two great civilians in the central Illinois area, but highlighting who they are and what they do. Capoeira Angola in Urbana is a safe space for all ages, offering children’s classes and beginner classes, all the way to advanced classes taught by Denis. The classes are fun, active, and call upon your ability to improvise.

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In this installment of The Process, Protagonist Pizza Productions take a look at the world of capoeira in Urbana.

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