October 2021

Dear Friends,

This Fall we welcome new classes taught online by members of the Simorgh School of Dance and Music and Eastern Arts. Classes include Turkish and Near Eastern folk dance, beginning Persian dance, introductory ballet and dancer conditioning, and more. Please take a look at the offerings listed below.

The Simorgh Dance Collective and I will be sharing several traditional dances of the Silk Road during the Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley Oct. 2 in San Jose. The very first of its kind, the festival honors our community with a day of belonging, healing, and harmony through art. I also will be performing and facilitating a short workshop in whirling dance during the festival. Later that week I will be returning to the beautiful Montalvo historic villa and gardens to teach a sacred dance workshop, the Dance of Divine Nature, on Oct. 4. Look for details of all events below.

I will be taking some time off from teaching weekly classes during October to work on my book. I can’t wait to share my life’s journey with you soon!

I wanted to thank so many of you for helping us with donations to the Afghani refugee program here in Northern California. The love keeps pouring in and we have collected bedding, housewares, clothing, and educational materials for our new Afghani friends and so many now have a warm place to stay. I want to thank everyone in the community who has helped.

Great news! The Simorgh School of Dance and Music is expanding. We now offer many great classes online, in-person, or privately. Please meet our instructors and new classes.

Wishing you safety, love, and health,

Inside us there is a continual autumn, Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water.

You are the Essence of the Essence,
The intoxication of Love.
I long to sing Your Praises
but stand mute
with the agony of wishing in my heart!

― Rumi

About farimadance

Farima is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, dance ethnologist, and archaeologist.  Recognized as one of few world experts and scholars of Persian dance history, Farima infuses spirituality into her dance and teachings to impassion, empower, and inspire.