The New York Gauchos Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball program offers youth in New York City the highest quality athletic programming, academic support and enrichment, and opportunities for lifelong success.
Our elite AAU program, one of the longest-running and most successful after-school basketball programs in the country, has four competitive divisions for boys and girls. Each year we provide approximately 300 student athletes with an elite travel team experience, academic enrichment, and educational opportunities.
There is one team for each grade level from 2nd to 11th grades. Our four competitive divisions are:
The Gauchos Weekend Developmental Program (WDP) is the premiere basketball summer camp in NYC and is divided into two groups: Small Fry (ages 6-8) and Super Biddy (ages 9-12).
All participants will learn the basics of basketball including Dribbling, Passing and shooting. The program is conducted on Saturdays and Sundays and will be closed on Major holidays.
Mestre João Grande teaches in the African style, as a way of life, as his teacher Mestre Pastinha did before him.
All classes & Roda are open to all levels, beginners included.
|Rodinha Class/Aula All Level||18:30-20:30|
|Capoeira Angola Class/Aula||18:30-20:30||18:30-20:30||18:30-20:30||18:30-20:30|
|Single training (Roda)||15|
|Single training (Sunday morning class & Roda)||30|
|Single training (evening class)||20|
Dance classes with Janete Silva: on summer break will resume in the fall.
Janete Silva is a dancer, choreographer, performer and educator from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Her professional training includes Afro-Brazilian Traditional dances, Ballet, Modern, Capoeira (a Brazilian Martial Art) ,Silva Tecnique (Fuzion of Capoeira and Dance) and Silvestre Technique.
Janete has performed with many acclaimed local and international Companies, including Bale Folclórico da Bahia (Brazil), DanceBrazil (New York), Bahia Brazil (Los Angeles), Orquestra Popular da Bahia (Brazil), Freddiek Bratcher and Company (Miami), Brazil Skindo Company(Miami),Viver Brazil Dance Company (L.A), and Ballethnic Dance Company(ATL).