Group Classes

Adult Classes are held on Wednesdays at the Z-spot. Each class starts with conditioning, strengthening, and stretching exercises with a foundation in ballet as relevant to the dance being taught. New moves and technique is taught, reviewed, and practiced each session. Each session typically ends with work on a choreography. 

During 2016-2017, IPA is focusing on archiving the dances gathered over the summer on the eastern boarder of Iran. It is important that we teach these dances as a part of our archiving efforts and share them with our students. We encourage you to try these, mostly unfamiliar dances and find the joy we have found when we learned them. 

Special workshops are offered during the winter session in order to generate time for teacher training, and provide students with an opportunity to learn a few dances for use in social events that follow for the celebration of Norooz (New Years-March). 

During the fall and spring terms, the first day of each session is special in that you can pay the price of one drop-in ($20) and try two classes. If you decide to sign up for the term, that will apply toward the total cost of the term. 

The special workshops will have a special link for registration. You may use a punch-card for these. 

Address: 181 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA

*Please note that there is NO CLASSES on Nov 23rd. 


Adult Dance Classes

2016-17 Schedule
Session Dates (Wednesdays)
Fall Sept. 28th-Dec. 7th (no Class on Nov 23rd)
Winter Special workshops
Spring Special workshops

Class Days and Times (SPRING)

Wednesday Evenings
Classes are held between April 5th and June 7th
Time Class Dance and Region of Iran
6:30-7:30 Women's Dance Afar or carpet weaving of Torbat-e-Jam
7:30-8:30 Mixed Class Hatan of Torbat-e-Jam
8:30-9:30 Men's Class Chapeh Sarhadi of Baluchistan

Cost of Classes

All sales are final and non-refundable
Discounts for term registration are available for students and members of IAB/GIF/BDA at checkout
Class Type Number of Classes Cost
Drop-In 1 $20
One Term 10 $150
Punch Card 10 $180

For any discounted purchase, you must submit a copy of your valid ID (student ID for student discount, or IAB/GIF/BDA card for those discounts). Post doctoral fellows are not considered students.