Educational Outreach


Banafsheh works with presenters to create dynamic educational programs for youth and adults. These programs provide the opportunity for dancers and musicians, non-dancers and musicians, artists, health and education professionals, and members of the community to experience dance and mysticism in a variety of ways.

Banafsheh’s educational programs have been presented in schools, colleges and universities, museums and cultural centers.

School Assemblies/Performances

Banafsheh’s interactive assemblies and performances provide K-12 students exciting experiences in participating as audience members of a live performance either in the familiar setting of their school or in a theater setting.

Programs are combined with historical and cultural information on Persian dance and typically last 35-45 minutes.

Classes and Workshops in Dance of Oneness®

  • Workshops (3 hrs)
  • Master Classes (1.5 – 2 hrs)
  • Extended Residencies of 1 week to 1 month for a full immersion


  • Introduction to Dance of Oneness®
  • Dance of the Chakras (all levels)
  • Sufi Dance (all levels)
  • The Mystical in Dance: Technique & Choreography
    (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Contemporary Mystical Persian Dance
    (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Rumi and the Way of Ecstasy with Andrew Harvey
    (all levels)

Invite Banafsheh for an Outreach Program in your city

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What people say …

“This is my language! An incredible technique for getting grounded and centered - the things dance teachers talk about ALL THE TIME but somehow remain elusive. THIS TECHNIQUE REALLY WORKS! And not just on the physical level, but on the creative and spiritual levels as well - all INTEGRATED. I learned and re-learned many things about my body and my dancing. I also found that blessed ECSTASY we hope for when we dance.”

Danielle Hartman, workshop participant, NYC