Fall Classes & Performances

And A Time for Every Season

As summer comes to a gentle end, The Vanaver Caravan excitedly awaits our first sign of autumn: FallDance classes begin next week! Our young dancers, Caravan Kids, Youth Co, and Company begin rehearsing and preparing for a series of performances in October, November, and our Holiday Show in December. We have new faculty members and some new changes to our FallDance classes.

Our 2019 FallDance faculty are Livia Vanaver, Miranda ten Broeke, and our newest faculty member, Michelledana Shafran, founder/creator of YogAbundance! We are very excited to bring Michelledana on board. (Juliet ten Broeke will pop in for guest-teaching appearances as she finishes up her final semester at SUNY New Paltz. Go, Juliet!)

We are opening our Monday classes to a wider age-range. Monday percussive class now goes from 10-Adult and will focus on Appalachian Clogging and a medley of powerful rhythmic world dances. Adults over 18 may drop in to both our Percussive and Modern Dance classes.

You can now find all sorts of helpful info on our recently updated FallDance registration page.

See Schedule below for classes. We look forward to dancing with you!


Upcoming Performances & Events

~ Happy Birthday, Bill! Happy Labor Day, laborers! ~

~ Happy Fall to everyone! ~

Past event: July 3-8: Rudolstadt, GERMANY

Past event: July 3-8: Rudolstadt, GERMANY

From July 3rd-8th, the Company will be on tour in Germany, performing at Germany’s premier folk festival, Rudolsdadt. The Vanaver Caravan performed at Rudolsdadt in 1996 and 2007. We can’t wait to go back! SCHEDULE. If you happen to be in Germany, come find us (or plan a fun stop in Germany for your summer vacation).

Past Event: July 7-12: Common Ground on the Hill

Past Event: July 7-12: Common Ground on the Hill

The Vanaver Caravan has been teaching workshops at Common Ground for over 30 years. Every year, Livia, Bill and co. pack up the Vana-Van and head down to Westminster Maryland to teach and learn, dance and sing, talk and listen, write and craft and laugh, with a huge pool of diverse and talented artists and thinkers. Come join this incredible community for three individual weeks of in-depth courses in art, dance, a variety of musical instruments, film, writing, songwriting, spoken word and literary arts, and a broad range of discussion courses. Evening art lectures, concerts, dances and jams round out this extraordinary experience! College credit available.

Past Event: July 14: Woody Guthrie Tribute

Past Event: July 14: Woody Guthrie Tribute

Join Bill and Livia along with Christine Lavin, Mister Roper, Amy Laber, Kyle Esposito, Marc Delgado, Dave Brown, Sara Hulse, the Uncommon Gesture for a celebration of Woody Guthrie's 107 birthday. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Huntington's Disease Society of America. Sunday, July 14, 7pm-9pm / $15 advance/ $20 at the door / Towne Crier Cafe / 379 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA