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To compliment the dance curriculum, SDA also has produced several instructional and performance DVDs that are sold to libraries in the U.S. and Canada. You can purchase DVDs from this page.

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Instructional DVD: Classical Persian Dance Level I
This DVD is an introduction to the Persian style of dancing, with emphasis on posture, position and movement of the arms and hands, and rhythmic foot patterns. It is a 30-minute condensed DVD consisting of 10 different steps, broken down into sections that can be replayed and practiced repeatedly.Those steps are then put into a choreographed sequence with counts. The DVD ends with a staged performance of the choreography by three SDC members in costume.
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Instructional DVD: Classical Persian Dance Level II
Intended for the intermediate dancer, this DVD introduces new, more complex movements in the Persian style. It begins with a warm-up and includes a set of arm/hand/foot positions specific to Persian dance. The DVD ends in a staged performance with two SDC dancers, performing a longer variation of the combination demonstrated in the DVD. This DVD is 60 minutes.
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Contemporary Persian Ballet Vol. 1
Intended for the intermediate/advanced dancer, this DVD introduces a unique genre of Persian dance. This combination combines rhythmic foot patterns with fluid movement transitions, emphasizing body line and the harmonization of whole body movement with music. The smooth and circular transitions, and line and positioning of the body reflect Persian aesthetics. The movement combination is broken down into steps; these steps are reviewed, put together with transitions, and then given counts. At the end the viewer can practice the entire movement phrase with music several times. This DVD is 40 minutes.
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Contemporary Persian Ballet Vol. 2
This DVD is intended for the intermediate/advanced dancer. Founded upon an ancient culture, this contemporary style weaves Persian lines and shapes into complex and innovative movement patterns, using rhythmically and melodically potent music, and bringing the body and the music together as one. This DVD begins with a warm-up and includes a set of arm/hand/foot positions specific to this Persian style of dance. The movement combination is broken down into steps; these steps are reviewed, put together with transitions, and then given counts. At the end the viewer can practice the entire movement phrase with music several times. This DVD is 60 minutes long.
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Classical & Contemporary Persian Dances
Persia, bordering Central Asia and the Middle East, is the home of Classical Persian Dance. This dance style is a fluid yet rhythmic dance form, which emphasizes the use of hands and wrists. The movement and positioning of the body reflect the rich and refined aesthetics of Persian. This DVD is comprised of dances from live concerts performed by Shahrzad Dance Company (SDC) in California, USA. The choreography is by Shahrzad Khorsandi, artistic director of SDC, and ranges from classical Persian to fusion. This DVD is 60 minutes.
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Contemporary Persian Ballet Compilation
A compilation of dances from live concerts performed by Shahrzad Dance Company (SDC) in California, USA. The choreography is by Shahrzad Khorsandi, artistic director of SDC, and ranges from classical Persian to fusion. Shahrzad’s unique style of Contemporary Persian Ballet captures & combines the unleashed expression of contemporary dance with the refined, poetically potent aesthetics of ancient Persia, resulting in choreography that is both conceptual and organically expressive. This DVD is comprised of dances that are both contemporary Persian and fusion of Persian and Modern dance/Ballet. This DVD is 70 minutes.
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