Footfire Soccer Camp 2016

CAMPERS ENROLL with Camper Application Begins December 15!

CITs ENROLL with CIT Application Begins December 15!


PLA Adult Classes

Winter Break - No Classes: December 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Teen/Adult Capoeira with Professor Xangô : Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm.

Adults: Kick-start your fitness plan by scheduling a personal training session with Zensay!

Look for more offerings soon!

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PLA Kids Classes

Winter Break - No Classes: December 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016.

Kids' Capoeira with Zensay: beginners, Fridays, 5 pm, and Saturdays 11am; intermediate, Fridays, 6pm and Saturdays 10am Register ONLINE!.

Kids Kung Fu all level, Saturdays, 9am. Register ONLINE!

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Special Events: Cooking Classes

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle shares her expertise in Italian cooking in the PLA/Footfire Kitchen each month.

December - Italian Holiday Cookies. In this exciting hands-on class chef Maria Capdevielle is going to share some of her favorite cookies and confections to celebrate the holidays from Campainia, Abruzzo, Liguria and Tuscany. December 5, Saturday, 3-6pm, $80. Register

January - Everyday Italian Cooking. This class is for busy families who want to enjoy the pleasure and health benefits of homemade meals. All of the dishes will be simple enough to complete in less than an hour, but fancy enough to serve to guests! January 23, Saturday, 3-6pm, $75. Register

Read more about Maria Teresa's Kitchen on her website and Maria's Facebook Page is full of useful cooking tips and ideas.

All cooking classes take place in our Playing Life Academy kitchen. Sunny and spacious, it's a lovely setting for cooking and enjoying the results!

Playing Life Academy: Builds Community!

Playing Life Academy, home of Brincadeira Viva Academy and Footfire Soccer, located in West Berkeley, has sparked creativity, and fostered confidence through physical and musical arts programs for children, teens and adults for over 20 years.

Where families come to play! We are taking our commitment to the community to a new level this fall with new activities across the age groups.

Playing energizes, motivates and inspires. Playing engages you completely so that learning takes place without struggle. When you play you are plugged in to the healthy and productive best you – the playful you. You solve problems. You exceed expectations. You are confident. You can tell, and so can everyone else, because it's written all over your face in a big smile.

The physical and musical arts are a direct path to your natural physical, mental and spiritual gifts.

Playing is not always easy. There are challenges to be faced at every phase of the learning process. Everyone brings strengths and areas for improvement. No worries. This is just the type of challenge our teachers love. It's what our training space was designed for. We'll build on your innate talents. Then we'll get the creative juices flowing and tailor the program to transform those weaknesses into strengths. Your uniqueness thrills us. It makes all of our lives better.

Our Playing Life students are surprising. After Playing Life the world is their classroom, their playground. Going beyond connecting the dots, our students design the plan. According to their e-mails from Brazil, Europe and other spots around the globe, they are creators and contributors. We couldn't have imagined all the riveting details, but we saw it in them from the beginning and are proud to have contributed along the way. They shatter norms. The way it should be.

We invite you to share our unique Playing Life perspective: see yourself as we do – at your best!