Persian dance by Khordadian

by bahram9821

I am going to an Iranian wedding next week, I have tried to sharpen up my dancing skills by watching this video. So far I dance excatly like the big dude with the long hair on the video. I guess I have to watch it few more times to get better.


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Khordadian is absolutely great

by sima on

Boy, can he dance! He's also a very good teacher. I have always wished I could take his classes. Not every one who can dance can teach, you know. He has a lot of knowledge of technique.

Forgive me but as a long-time student of dance I want to do an ezhar-e fazl. The chest is the most expressive part of the body and the hardest to learn to use in dance. If you look at his students, even the good one (like the girl behind him who I bet has some belly dancing experience) is shol-o vel in the chest and shoulders. And if you don't have chest, you don't have shoulders, arms, head and, ultimately, the hands and eyes.

What I admire about Khordadian's teaching method is that he keeps the footwork simple (not much footwork in Iranian dance to begin with) and the gher in the hips simple too (nothing like the intricate ripplings in belly dance) so people can move without having to think about steps. Hint, if you don't want to look like MPD's favorite guy, don't try to count 1-2-3, 1-2-3 obsessively. If you can't do a quick 1-2-3, just keep the beat with accenting 1 and forgetting 2 and 3. Like this: ONE (2-3), ONE (2-3)... Once you can keep the beat going your body will relax and then you can try throwing a little hip in there and then a little chest.

Chances are if you relax into the beat your Iranian blood will take over and since there's a lot of playfulness and humor in Iranian dance you'll pull it off. Since the chest is the most expressive part of the body it will immediatley reflect your attitude and you'll be surprised how the rest of you will follow.

$15 please. (Dance classes are cheap.)

Sargord Pirouz

My dad

by Sargord Pirouz on

My dad used to dance sort of like that. But he'd also clasp both hands to snap his fingers to the dance beat, and sometimes he'd perform a dance with his eyebrows, also to the beat.

Alas, I can't do any of those things. 

Ali P.

What a talented man!

by Ali P. on

"Real men don't dance.

Real men don't cook.

Real men don't wash dishes.

Real men don't cry.

Real men don't sew.

Real men don't read Forough Farrokhzad."

...we were told.

Bahram jaan: Sareh peeree, maybe it is time to redefine our manhood! ;-)


Ali p.


Bahram jan

by IRANdokht on

I wish I had seen this video yesterday... Those are very nice moves! az nafas oftadam vali  ;-)

Make sure you practice a lot, or you'll be dancing like 111.2's friend with long hair back there. 

khosh begzareh :o)



this video

by anonymous111.2 on

appears to be from the 1980's, and I'm pretty sure that the long hair dude in the back is "chief" from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

Totally Awesome!

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on


You are going to do great! Have fun at the wedding.


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Bahram jan ,do NOT forget DOKHTAR BAZI over there :D .

This is  a good one .

Multiple Personality Disorder

ukh joon aroosi oftadim!

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

aroosi aroosi, aroos gheresh ziyadeh, ukh joon biya jeloo, gher gher, sineh sineh, dast dast, yek dough seh, side to side...ukh joon, ukh joon 


You lucky bastard

by divaneh on

You can dance like the big guy in the video.


baa moohaat....yaadet nareh, side 2 side onetwothree

by Monda on

oh man this is one Fantastic video ever made! Thanks Bahram.

Enjoy the wedding....sineh o shooneh side2side yaadet nareh :o)) 



by bahram9821 on

MPD, to ham beya berim aroosi, we can be the stars of the event lol.

Multiple Personality Disorder

Okay! I'm ganna bookmark this one

by Multiple Personality Disorder on

...maybe I can finally learn how to dance :O)

yek dough seh

uhuh gher gher