“The subtle movements of the fingers, the facial expression, and the mystic turning characterized in Persian dance are a communication between body and soul.” ~Farima Berenji


Weekly Classes

Farima and instructors of the Simorgh Dance Collective teach ancient, sacred, classical, folk dance, and history of the Silk Road (Persian and Central Asian) as well as shamanic healing and rituals, dance and music therapy, and Sufi whirling. They are available for workshops, lectures, performances, and collaborations. Read more…

Private or Online Sessions

Private tutoring or live Skype sessions are now available. Farima offers private dance classes and Indo-Iranian shamanic healing rituals upon request. Improve your dance and learn new techniques. You must pay in advance in order to secure your session. Contact us to schedule a session.

Workshops and Retreats

Workshops and continuing education for serious dancers, scholars, and educators. The workshops are 2-3 full days of intensive training concentrated on 2-3 dance styles from the Silk Road, including historical lectures, technique, style, choreography, expression, musicality, poetry, costuming, ritual, and spiritual traditions. Read more…

Dance Education Tours

The Farima Dance Company offers yearly dance and culture tours to Silk Road Countries such as Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and Turkey. Tours include various dance workshops, lectures, visits to sacred and cultural sites, and dance training with masters and nomadic tribes. Read more…


The Farima Dance Company offers certification authorized by the International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO) in fundamental Persian/Iranian and Silk Road dance technique for dance professionals and instructors. For those dance professionals who are seeking a competitive edge in teaching and performing with recognized and appropriate Persian and Silk Road dance technique a Farima Dance Company certification is a wise choice. Read more…


Farima provides online consultation for dancers and dance educators. Contact us to schedule a consultation.


Farima and the Simorgh Dance Collective are available for workshops, lectures, performances, and collaborations. Please submit your event request now by Booking Online.

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