Spring into Summer!

2018 Spring & Summer Events

As the flowers bloom, The Vanaver Caravan looks forward to an abundant spring and summer. See what's in store, and join us.



  • 5/13, Join Livia Vanaver and Linda  Diamond for a lecture and film on the life and work of American dance pioneer, Ruth St. Denis  “The Divine Miss Ruth”—whose dance studio was dubbed “the cradle of modern dance. Contact Rosendale Theatre. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and $6 for children 12 and under. 

  • 5/15 - 6/30, Spring Fund Drive. Our alumni scholarship fund-drive begins tomorrow. For the next six weeks, we'll bring you stories from our alumni as we raise funds to welcome new students with little means, into our dance community. Learn more. 



  • 7/8 - 7/13, Common Ground on The Hill. Join Bill & Livia in and hundreds of other international artists, musicians, dancers, and thinkers. Learn how to build a banjo, make a canoe, sing, write, dance, and discuss at Traditions Weeks at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Learn More. 

  • 7/16 – 7/20 CaravanKids Summer Workshop Center for Symbolic Studies, (CSS) $250 half day 9:00 – 12:30; $375 full day 9:00 – 3:00. The week-long program introduces children to the wonderful world of dance! But CK Week is so much more than a dance program - it's a full week of adventure, movement, art, imagination, and creativity.  

  • 7/23 – 8/10 SummerDance on Tour (SDoT) Center for Symbolic Studies, three week workshop that engages students in a wide variety of dance forms and styles that expand their perceptions and vocabulary in the world of dance, while also piquing their performance skills. Classes are for all levels, and include subjects such as Modern, Percussive, Swing, Bollywood / Indian Folk, Flamenco, Improvisation, Choreography, Ballet, and more.
  • 7/23 – 8/3, 6:00 pm Bollywood classes, Bharat Verma, CSS, hour class (Mon-Fri), $15
  • 7/23 -8/3, 9:15 am Rajasthani Folk, Vijay Laxmi Ameta, CSS, hour class, (Mon-Fri) $15
  • 7/28, 5:00 pm World Dance &  Music for Families Performance, Rosendale Theatre, $15 >> The Vanaver Caravan presents World Dance and Music for Families: a riveting whirlwind of world dance and music which brings audiences on a journey around the globe.  
  • 7/29, 9:00 pm   EarthBeat Performance, Mohonk Mountain House, Book dinner or an overnight stay to see the performance at this breathtakingly beautiful landmark property.


  • 8/3, 5:00 pm SDoT Performance **, Rail Trail Café . Free Rajastani and Bollywood performance.
  • 8/4, 7:30 pm World Dance & Music Performance and Participatory Dance,hosted by Matagiri Sri Aurobindo Center l, Ashokan Center, $15, $10 for youth 16 years and under uggested donation to SummerDance on Tour" program, which offers scholarship to children in need to study with these world class teachers every summer.
  • 8/5, 6:00 pm SDoT Performance, Bon Odori Festival, Kingston Point Rotary Park, Free Day long festival includes traditional Japanese dance, performance and audience participation.
  • 8/8, 2:00 pm SDoT World Dance Performance, Woodland Pond
  • 8/9, time tba SDoT World Dance Performance, TBA.
  • 8/10, 6:00 pm SDoT Performance, Outpost BBQ
  • 8/11, 4:00 pm Flamenco Performance with Anna Mazo, Rosendale Theatre, Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival, $15 ($20 at the door)
  • 8/12, 2:00 pm SDoT Performance, Dance Film Sunday, Rosendale Theatre, $12 gen admission, $10 members, $6.
  •  8/13, 6:00 pm World Dance & Music  Performance, United Nations Youth Delegate Convention,  NYC

Stay tuned for more! Have a beautiful May.