Event Information

Spend 5 days immersed in Brazilian carnival! learn how to play Brazilian beats and how to dance to the rhythms of the carnival. You will learn the art of capoeira and make your own carnival head dresses. At the end of the week you will share the carnival spirit with your friends and family.

What will you learn on this course?

On this special carnival camp lead, children will have the opportunity to learn new artistic skills that combine music, dance, fitness, and arts and crafts and will include; 

  • How to play world percussion drums, learn different rhythms and patterns and play in a group together. 
  • Brazilian dances just right for a carnival party
  • Learn all about the art of capoeira, an amazing afro-brazilian artform that combines dance, martial arts, music and history.
  • Make fun and dramatic carnival costume headdress.
  • Take part in a carnival procession at MAC and share the party spirit with family and friends.

The camp is lead by two highly experienced tutors, Ilias Lintzos who is a drum teacher at MAC and world percussion specialist, and Vicky Hawkesford who teaches Capoeira, Hip Hop & Street Dance at MAC and performs across the UK in carnivals and Brazilian dance events.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities. A learning support worker is provided and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

MAC Creative Camps take place during school holidays, the camps run from between 2-5 days and offer intensive learning experiences across a variety of art forms. The last day of the camp may include a sharing event or performance for parents. 

Our camps run from 10am to 3pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and children are fully supervised at all times by experienced DBS-checked staff.  

Optional Childcare Add-Ons 

However, we know families have differing needs so we’ve structured optional add-on elements to help busy parents.  

Extra Hours 

  • 4 additional hours of supervised childcare which fit around the course or camp, so that your child’s day runs from 8.30am – 5.30pm (flexible drop-off and collection times within these hours).  
  • During these hours we offer further fun activities and entertainment for your child including film-screenings and games, allowing them extra time with their friends. 
  • Please note that Extra Hours does not include any food. 

Food Package 

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch from our Café menu 
  • Afternoon snack 

We provide vegan and vegetarian options and can cater for allergies and intolerances with notice. As an alternative you are welcome to provide a packed lunch, or if you would prefer to send your child with money to select from the café themselves, we will ensure they are accompanied by suitable trained staff. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Children to wear comfortable clothing – preferably trousers, jogging bottoms or leggings with loose fitting top and trainers or pumps.

Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break if you are not opting to purchase the optional Childcare Add-Ons with or without food.

All materials, instruments and craft items are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Ilias Lintzos and Vicky Hawkesford