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)