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Beltane 2018 Phoenix Amanda Burran.jpeg
2014 Calico Ribbon Dance (good).jpg
Group Stick Dance B&W (good).jpg
Partner Stick Dance practive B&W.jpg
Tarantella 2014 (good).jpg


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Classes begin January 7, 2018 and end May 9, 2019. No Classes: 1/21, 2/18, & 4/15-18. Beltane: 4/27 (raindate - 4/28) *DanceFest 3/2 (snow date - 3/3)

2018 Faculty: Livia Vanaver, Miranda (Moo) Ten Broeke, Juliet ten Broeke, and Special Guests

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Discounts, Tuition Fees, & Refunds

  • $10 Off Earlybird Discount on ALL classes until Dec 15 will be automatically deducted from your online registration.

  • You may apply a 5% discount for siblings or multiple classes year round using discount code "MULTIPLE_5" (NOTE: To register online for more than one sibling, update the quantity of your cart before checkout and fill out only one registration form.)

  • If a student drops the class within the first two weeks, we will refund all classes not taken. A $25 nonrefundable fee applies to all classes and is automatically included in the tuition cost. If they drop out a month after the start of the semester, they receive 50% of tuition for remainder of classes. Thereafter there are no refunds.

Payment Plan + Offline Reg Options

If you would prefer to pay your Fall Dance tuition in installments, you may download the registration form below and contact the Vanaver office to set up a personal payment plan. 

TVC OFFICE CONTACT INFO / Phone: 845-256-9300 / vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org / accounts@vanavercaravan.org  / 10 Main Street, Suite 322, New Paltz NY, 12561 /

Spring Dance Information, Guidelines, & Class Offerings

Please read the following carefully (or download the information above!)

Class Preparedness Guidelines:

  • Students should have snack and use the bathroom before class.

  • Send them with a filled water bottle as there are no water fountains available.

  • Students waiting to enter class must be supervised. When taking classes with The Vanaver Caravan, you represent the Company. Please treat the spaces we use with respect.

  • Shoes should be lined up neatly before entering the dance studio.

  • Quiet voices while waiting is a must, no running around.

  • During classes at Mt. Laurel Waldorf School there is no place to wait; siblings and parents drop students off before class and pick up promptly afterwards.

  • Playground and classrooms at MLWS are off-limits.

  • Students must remain in the Community Room at MLWS until they are picked up.

Dance Attire:

Barefoot for Modern and Creative Movement. Leotards, leggings, shorts, skirts and sweats are fine. Long hair should be pulled back. Tap shoes are required for Percussive Dance and Tap. Shoes may be purchased at Balletomania in Poughkeepsie. Please visit our online store to view The Vanaver Caravan dance bags and other items! A designated bag for dance helps dancers come regularly prepared. 

Holiday Closings, Snow Days, Cancellations and Emergency Closings:

  • Follow the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School’s schedule for New Paltz classes

  • Rondout Central School District’s schedule for MaMA’s classes.

  • Closings are listed on cancellations.com.

  • No Classes: 1/21, 2/18, 4/15-18


  • Some institute classes will be performing at DanceFest! on March 2, 2018

  • All Classes are invited to perform at the Beltane Festival on April 27, 2018


If registering off-line Make checks payable to The Vanaver Caravan. Please pay your tuition in full at this time unless you have made prior arrangements for a payment plan. Do not hand your teachers tuition money, please send or bring to the office. Feel free to CONTACT the office with questions or concerns.


Class Offerings:


Teens & Adults

Mondays / 5:15-6:15PM / MLWS

This class teaches rhythm and movement through an innovative exploration of dance styles such as Appalachian clogging, tap dance, step dance, stomp dance, flamenco, and body percussion. 


Teens & Adults

Mondays / 6:15-7:45PM / MLWS

Our Modern dance program explores the principals of modern dance, teaching practices such as release technique, trust work, improvisation, partner, group, and individual original choreography.


Wednesdays / Ages 8-11 / 4:45-6:00pm / MaMA / Stone Ridge 

Thursdays / Ages 7-8 / 4:45-5:45pm / MLWS / New Paltz

Thursdays / Ages 9-12 / 5:45-7:00pm / MLWS / New Paltz

Our Caravan Kids Project classes combine TVC's three signature styles: fusing World DancePercussive Dance, and Modern Dance to train children ages 7-12 as official Caravan Kids.

- Through a unique combination of modern warm-ups, games, and exercises, students gain an understanding of modern dance technique while also learning traditional folk dances from all around the world.  At the end of each class, we lace-up our tap shoes for Percussive—learning a mix of Appalachian clogging, tap, step, and rhythmic body percussion.

- In addition to learning all these traditions and techniques, all of our Caravan Kids are encouraged to express themselves in a non-competitive and lively atmosphere, working individually, with partners, and as a group to skip, jump, twirl, tap, shuffle, slap, stomp, clog, clap, and sing around the world.

- Students who take these classes have opportunities to perform with us in our annual "Into The Light" Holiday Show collaboration with Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, and Springtime performances in the Beltane Festival Pageant at The Stone Mountain Farm.


Ages 4-6 

Wednesdays / 4:00-4:45pm at MaMa in Stone Ridge

Thursdays / 4:00-4:45pm at MLW School 16 S Chestnut Street, New Paltz

Creative Movement is wonderful introduction to the world of dance. A combination of simple choreography, circle songs, rhythm, shape, and imaginative story-telling gives children a full-range of movement. As a class, we explore what it feels like to move through the changing of the seasons, dance in different atmospheres, take on shapes, emotions, or move as animals. Children become an active part of the class structure—always given the opportunity to explore and express their creativity.