Persian Dance Lessons in the Bay Area

Photography by Melissa Bagley

Photography by Melissa Bagley


Move to the rhythms of music from the Silk Road region while learning the fundamentals of Persian classical dance, which is a flowing, soft style that emanates femininity, grace and delicacy. Miniature and regional folkloric Persian dances will also be presented. Movements vary from tribal and upbeat from the south of Iran that gets your heart pumping to delicate movements which will tone your arms. Each class will include a grounding, centering warm up and focus on technique of body position, various steps and arm movements, turns and spins, culminating with learning a short choreographed phrase.  

Arillaga Family Recreation Center, Menlo Park
Adult Mixed Levels Weekly Class - Beginners welcome!
Fall 2019: Mondays 8-9pm, September 9-December 9, no class 10/7 and 11/11

Winter 2020: Mondays 7-8pm, Jan 13-March 16, no class 1/20 and 2/17

Spring 2020: Mondays 7-8pm, March 30-June 1, no class 5/25

Register Here

To register, follow the link below, click on Adult Classes, then search for "Persian Dance."

Children of Bisheh Norooz Party

Children of Bisheh Norooz Party

children’s CLASSES

Persian dance and movement class for children 3-5 years old. We learn the basic steps and movements of miniature and folk dances, using colorful scarves for Bandari and baskets for Ghassemabadi styles.

Children of Bisheh, Palo Alto
Saturdays 11:30am-noon. Ongoing.
305 N California Avenue, Palo Alto

Private lesson

Private lesson

wedding preparation

Shadan helps brides and grooms prepare for their big day with a couple different options. Private lessons are available to teach general social dance skills for Persian and Afghan weddings (for the bridal couple and wedding parties). A special first dance can also be choreographed and taught (bride and groom typically choose the song and style) in private lessons. Please reach out to inquire about availability and specifics to add dance into your event. Wedding performances are also an option — Shadan and her duet partner can present the bride and groom to their reception with an entrance dance or perform a set of classical Persian dances. Options and pricing available upon request.

For private lessons, contact Shadan at or call (650) 600-9612.

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