Dance and Music for All People

Situated in the Hudson Valley of New York, The Vanaver Caravan is an internationally acclaimed nonprofit dance and music troupe with a vast repertoire of world and American folk dance styles and a long history of professional touring, humanitarian work, peace advocacy, and widely celebrated arts-education programs.

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Photo by Dale Dong

Photo by Dale Dong


For almost half a century, the Caravan has inspired audiences across the globe. Our down home, high-spirited performances will have you clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and singing along with all the dancers and musicians on stage.

Photo of Livia Vanaver teaching.

Photo of Livia Vanaver teaching.

School programs

We teach so much more than dance steps. Our immersive arts-education programs promote diversity, community-building, and cultural understanding. Our work has brightened classrooms for thousands of students around the world.

Photo by Adam Weiss

Photo by Adam Weiss

Dance Institute

We offer a variety of dance classes and special workshops for children, teens, and adults throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley. Students who train in our institute learn styles taught by world-renowned dancers, in a wholesome atmosphere.