The roda IS capoeira, it is where capoeiristas gather to play the game of Capoeira. Two capoeiristas exchange kicks, feints and movements inside the circle formed by the other participants. Those on the outside of the circle sing, clap, and play instruments, providing the music which leads the capoeiristas in their game and provides energy to those playing inside. The roda is where your capoeira skills learned during training are tested and exhibited.
The roda is open for anyone to come and watch or join in.