Bay Area Dandia Events 2011

bandhani_dandiya_one_pair_1sAs 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 ofgarba 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
Locations:
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 atsewausa.org.
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 sulekha.com/SEF.
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 atSulekha.
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 DesiClub.com 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.

bandhani_dandiya_one_pair_1sA kind reader reminded me that I hadn’t put up a Dandia calendar yet on this site. I’d been lazy about it since I thought there were several other references out there, but apparently it’s been useful. So here goes. Please let me know via comments if I’ve missed any.

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 sewausa.org.

Where:Milpitas High School Main Gym, 1285,Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, California, 95035

When: October 1, 2011 8:00PM to Midnight

Tickets: 10 $. Buy here. Children under 10 free.

Contact:Yagnesh Pathak Phone : 510-364-6095

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IFDA Navratri Hungama 2011: IFDA is organizing a Dandia Raas and Garba night with live music by Ushma Vahia and troupe. There will be a garba/dandia workshop from 7:00am to 8:00pm followed by dancing until midnight. There will be lots of food and ample parking.

So come with your families and have fun right here in Evergeen, San Jose.

Part of the proceeds benefit Jeena, a non-profit organization in the bay area dedicated to serving special need kids and their families along with IFDA’s Special Need Peer Interaction Program that benefits middle school and high school volunteers right here in evergreen along with Special need kids.

When: Saturday, October 15 at 7:00pm – October 16 at 12:00am

Where: East Valley YMCA Gym.1975 South White Road ,San Jose ,CA 95148

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

When & where: September 24th, October 1st and October 8th: Santa Clara Convention Center. Music: PreetySha and Troupe.

October 15th: Alameda County fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Music: Dhol Baje Entertainment

Tickets at local stores and at sulekha.com.

Contact: sefdandia@gmail.com  SEF Office – 1-866-726-5272  Inquiries – 408-658-0191  Sponsorships – 408-230-4698

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SSF Dandia: Small Steps Foundation has a big Dandia night in Fremont every year. It is a kid-friendly event with music by Dimple Patel and her group. Dandia timings are 7:30p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Free dandia lesson in the first hour.

When: October 8th

Where: Centerville Junior High Schoo,l Fremont.

Tickets: Can be bought online at Sulekha.

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Vibha Dandia: No info yet, but will update as and when it becomes available.

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Induz Dandiya 2011: Start this festive season with Induz Dandiya 2011 with bay area’s most popular Dr. Sharvari Dixit and her troupe. First time ever in the Bay Area, Dandiya with spectacular Laser lights! Child care facility, ample parking, food, dandia sticks etc will be available. Proceeds from the event will benefit art and music programs for underprivileged/orphan children in India and US. For more information visit www.induz.org

Where: Centerville Junior High School, 37720,Fremont Blvd, Fremont, California, 94356

When: Sep 24 2011 7:30PM to 11:30PM

Contact: Ray Phone : 510-875-5006

Tickets: Adults 12, children 7. Early Bird – Adults 10, children 6.

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Saratoga Dandia: The Annual Saratoga Dandia is a social event and an opportunity for families and members of the community to come together and celebrate with their friends and neighbors dancing to live music. LGS Recreation is proud and pleased to sponsor this outstanding community event with proceeds benefitting SUSD.

When: October 7, 8 p.m. onwards.

Where: Redwood Middle School, 13925 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California, 95070

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