A dance community of women in Iran
Boshra is a women’s dance coach in Iran. She has been dancing professionally for 13 years and teaching dance for 10 years. Her expertise includes ballet, Iranian miniature dance and Sama.
There is no formal dance training in Iran and there are no special dance schools. Dance is only permitted in the context of broader performances. Therefore, Boshra and her students formed a performance group with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Guidance to practice Sama, a traditional performative ceremony.
One must note, Boshra is allowed to teach only women and her group can only perform for other women.