Adult Dance Classes
|Fall||Sept. 28th-Dec. 7th (no Class on Nov 23rd)|
Children's Dance Classes
|Fall||Sept. 30th-Dec. 16th (No Class Nov 11th and 25th)|
"I attended the dance classes during spring 2015. I enjoyed every session of each dance specially the Azeri and Baba Karam ones. Sheila payed attention to every detail and helped me understand how to keep the right postures. She created a joyful atmosphere in the class by giving individual attention to everyone. I still remember the Azeri choreography which seemed difficult but at the end we were able to do it as group. If you always wanted to do it the right way I highly recommend this dance class."
"Sheila is one of the best dance teachers I have ever had and one of the best Persian dance teachers in the country. Her attention to detail is unparalleled. She is extremely careful to maintain the integrity of these traditional dances and without her there are many precious dances that would probably have already disappeared from our earth! I am extremely thankful that she is teaching here in the Boston area. Many people teach diluted forms of middle-eastern dance and the dance world is very lucky to have someone that teaches our lovely dances in their pure form."
Iranian Dance Classes-Overview
Classes, Workshops, and Teacher Training
Iran is a vast country that can fit Spain, France, and Germany within its borders. There are over 10 different ethnic groups that have lived within Iran for Millennia. They each have their own distinct culture, many with a different language, and all with their unique instruments, music, rhythms, costumes, and dance. Given the history, traditions, and the climate of each region, the costumes and dances vary significantly between different areas. Men's dances easily outnumber women's dances, and each are beautiful in their own right.
Adult and Children's classes explore this diverse land through dance. Classes are taught only by trained teachers, and are designed to inspire students to explore the hidden gems of Iran, learn, protect, and preserve them through movement.
During 2016-2017, we are starting our teacher training program. For this reason, terms of classes are held in the fall and spring. The winter is designated for special workshops and teacher training. Anyone is welcomed to try the first class of each session (Drop-in) and decide if it's the right fit for you. It may be your very first dance class but you may be able to keep up, so do try. We are unique in that no one teaches with the attention to technique and detail that we teach the dances of Iran, and no other studio or organization covers the span of repertoire we teach.