June 5 - 29, 2014 San Francisco
The 36th annual SAN FRANCISCO ETHNIC DANCE FESTIVAL highlights the rich cultural and artistic diversity of the Bay Area. This year’s Festival includes 10 world premieres, 16 Festival debuts, and features dances from Bali, Bolivia, China, Congo, Hawai'i, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Okinawa, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Syria, Tahiti, the continental United States, and West Africa. Each weekend’s program is a different lineup and includes nine to ten performances in a two-hour show, with numerous cross-cultural, collaborative, and transitional pieces. This year's Festival includes a special weekend of performances where you can see all eight classical Indian dance forms on one stage, for the first time in the United States. While the Festival has often featured four of the classical Indian forms —Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi and Odissi—rarer are the remaining four: Kathakali, Manipuri, Mohiniattam and Sattriya. This weekend of Indian classical dance performances is presented in partnership with Sangam Arts, a Bay Area non-profit dedicated to connecting cultures through Indian classical arts.
The 2014 Festival opens on Thursday, June 5, with a special Rotunda Dance Series Tribute to Nelson Mandela, featuring a performance by Diamano Coura West African Dance Company. There will follow a series of workshops and panel dialogues throughout the Bay Area through June 8. The Festival then continues at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts with three weekends of performances June 14 - 29.
Schedule: worldartswest.org/main/edf_index.asp

June 7 & 8, 2014 Brattleboro, Vermont
Sobo Studio presents BHARATANATYAM - FOR NEW AUDIENCES (A series designed to introduce this art to new audiences throughout the USA) by Jaan R Freeman, disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar (Both senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati).
- Performance: June 7, 6 - 7:30pm
Advance/Seniors and Students with ID purchase: $17, At door: $22
Advance package for performance & Workshop: $42
In this unique and informative performance, Jaan will weave the interpretation and the Hindu mythology of this riveting art form as well as provide the interpretation of the poetry in the sung text.
- June 8, from 11am -1pm
Workshop on Fundamentals of Bharatanatyam:
Enjoyed the performance? Come learn some of the basic elements of this divine art: Pada Vinyasa (foot positions), adavus (basic steps of the form), hastas (hand gestures) and an intro to abhinaya (art of storytelling).
Fee: $25
Venue: SOBO STUDIO, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #346, 3rd floor, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Contact: www.sobodance.com / (802) 258-7378
Info: info@dakshinapalli.org / www.dakshinapalli.org

June 8, 2014 Ambler, PA
AZURE - water poems will be presented by 55+ dancers of Nava Nritya Dance Academy under the Artistic Direction of Anwesha Dutta. This show is dedicated to Ray of Hope International Foundation and will showcase the vital element of water through many stories of rivers, oceans, water deities, monsoons, avatars and mermaids through classical Bharatanatyam and contemporary Navanritya. 
At: Gwynedd Mercy Performing Arts Theater, Ambler, PA, 2pm
Info: navanritya11@gmail.com

June 22, 2014, California
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fullerton, CA
Info: www.arpanadancecompany.org

August 4 - 8, 2014, NYC, New York
Jiva Performing Arts presents SUMMER CAMP: Indian classical dance, music, yoga and story-telling camp.  
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St.
e-mail: jivaperformingarts@gmail.com
Website: www.jivaperformingarts.org/events.html

December 19 - 21, 2014 Chennai
Kartik Fine Arts presents LOTUSES BLOSSOM: THE CREATIVE PROCESS, conference / performance conclave. Curator & Convener: Malavika Sarukkai
Morning sessions: 9.30am to 12.30pm, evening sessions: 5pm to 8pm
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore