Bay Area Dandia Events 2010


As Dandia season rolls around, I’ve decided to compile all the local events for easy reference. Let me know if I’ve missed some of the smaller events and I will update this post.

UPDATE 3: Garba Workshops: The Mona Sampath Dance Company is organizing a couple of garba workshops to get you in Navratri mode.

October 2nd: Dublin – 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Milpitas – 12:00 – 1:00 pm
October 13th: Cupertino – 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Cupertino ACPA:1009, 1015-1019,S. De Anza Blvd,San Jose, CA 95129
Dublin Fitness 2000:7373 Village Pkway, Dublin,CA 94568
Milpitas – ICC:525 Los Coches Street,Milpitas,CA 95035

Cost: $15 (includes a pair of dandiyas for you to keep).

UPDATE 2: SEWA Dandia: Sewa International USA presents an evening of Garba-Dandia with the melodious group of Dimple Patel. Free lessons for Dandia.
Subsidized food and drinks will be available.

All proceeds will go towards Sewa International service projects. Details can be found at

Where:Sunnyvale Temple Hall,420, Persian Drive,Sunnyvale,California,94089

When: October 8, 2010 8:00PM to Midnight

Tickets: 10 $. Buy here.

Contact:Yagnesh Pathak Phone : 510-364-6095

UPDATE: IFDA Navratri Hungama 2010: The Indian Fusion Dance Academy has a Navratri Party on October 24th. Part of the event ‘s proceeds benefit Evergreen Elementary Education Foundation (EEEF). There will also a Bone marrow drive.
Garba workshop will be conducted by the experienced and talented Shaivalee Desai between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Date: Sunday, Oct 24th
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: East Valley YMCA Gym.1975 South White Road ,San Jose ,CA 95148

SEF Dandia: The Sankara Eye Foundation’s Dandia event has been sold out every one of the last 6 years. Events start at 7 p.m.

October 9th: Santa Clara Convention Center. Music: PreetySha and Troupe.

October 16th: Alameda County fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Music: Dhol Baje Entertainment

October 23rd: Santa Clara Convention Center. Music: PreetySha and Troupe.

Free Dandia Lessons. Kids 5 and under free. Free teak dandia sticks for the first 500 ticket holders.

Tickets at

SSF Dandia: Small Steps Foundation has a big Dandia night in Fremont every year. It is a kid-friendly event with music by Sharvari Dixit and her group. Dandia timings are 7:30p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

October 30th: Centerville Junior High School Fremont.

Tickets: Tickets are available at India Cash and Carry in Fremont or can be bought online at Sulekha.

Early Bird (Until Oct 10th) :Adult – $10, Child (5-12) – FREE

Regular (After Oct 10th) :Adult – $13, Child (5-12) – $5

At the Gate :Adult – $15, Child (5-12) – $5

Vibha Dandia: Vibha has organized this highly energetic and popular event in the Bay Area with tremendous success for over 10 years. Dandia timings are 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

October 2nd: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

October 9th: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

October 16th: Centerville Junior High, Fremont

Tickets are available at and Sulekha

Early bird Discounts

Early bird tickets: $10

[Early bird ends a week before the event date]

• Regular price: $13
• Kids aged 10 and under: FREE
• Door price: $15 (if available)
• Free Dandia/Raas/Garba lessons will be provided by experienced dancers to all ticket holders
• Dandia sticks, Food and beverages can be purchased at the venue

Readers, please alert me to any other dandia nights in the Bay Area and I will update.

2 thoughts on “Bay Area Dandia Events 2010

  1. Sumita B.


    This was a very nice compilation of dandia events last year. When I search for dandia events in bay area, this link comes up one of the top. 

    I am a volunteer for SEF. May I request to write similar article for 2011? It would help people get an idea of what is happening around navratri time 🙂 



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