Jaara provides dance lessons in a wide array of dance and movement styles including Hip Hop, Modern, Traditional West African Dance, Urban African dance, Yoga and Contemporary African.

Experienced local instructors teach each class and we encourage you to join us for a class or workshop. Beginner, professional or just for fun, our classes are Known for our inclusively safe atmosphere, and affordable class rates, we welcome all dancers, movers & shakers regardless of age, ability or experience.


  • West African Dance Workshop

    Summer Workshop: Jun 14- Aug 30

    Wednesdays | $15 Drop-in, $165 12wk session With Baindu Conté-Coomber At

    Tony Williams Dance Center  | 284 Amory St # 5, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
    African Contemporary Join me for a West African Dance Summer Workshop. 12 weeks session will focus on Guinean rhythms and dance. Live drumming by Sory Diabate . This mixed level workshop will engage and energize experienced dancers and introduce beginners to Guinean rhythms and dance. Building on the foundations of Traditional African movement, each class is designed to allow you to rediscover your body in space, and to delve deeper into the artistry and musicality of this form of dance.


    Clothing: Loose comfortable clothes and bare foot. Dancers will move through a full body warm-up, followed by extended phrases incorporating isolations, contractions undulations, release, flow and breath.

  • FALL: West African Dance Class

    Wednesdays 6:00pm — 7:30pm | $15 At the 

    STUDIO 550 | 550 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA

    Drop in Rate: $15.00/class

    Afro Contemporary Dance Live drumming by Sory Diabate . This mixed level class will engage and energize experienced dancers and introduce beginners to Traditional West African rhythms and dance.

    Clothing: Choice of sweat pants, leggins, leotards, African wraps and/or sarongs, bare feet.


DSC_5005Private lessons are an important component to refining your dancing skills. Individual and personalized attention is provided to increase your technique, musicality, and movement relaxation skills which will give you the confidence to dance well in any situation.

JDP’s private lessons run 50 minutes in length.

You choose the style of dance/s or occasion, and the lesson will be tailored to suit your needs and interests. We are well-versed in a wide variety of dances and provide both review videos and other learning resources for continued learning.

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