Frequently Asked Questions

+When was Desi Dance Network Founded?

Desi Dance Network was founded in 2014 by Bryant Phan, and officially incorporated in the state of California in 2015.

+What is the mission of Desi Dance Network?


Through intersection of performances, arts education, and civil engagement, Desi Dance Network seeks to empower South Asian artists by creating and developing safe spaces for artistic and creative growth. We believe there is an artist in everyone. We believe in liberating the artist.


Desi Dance Network exists to combat cultural erasure and challenge the mainstream notions of identity by providing a platform that promotes narratives through Desi dance, music, and arts.

+Is Desi Dance Network a 501(c) Nonprofit?

Desi Dance Network became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in August, 2015. As a result, all your donations to support our cause is tax deductible. Additionally, your employers may even match your donations dollar for dollar! If you would like to find out more about donation matching programs, please contact our CFO Avish Jain at

+Is Desi Dance Network a national organization

Desi Dance Network is based in the Bay Area, but continues to operate programs with selected partners across the United States, and some parts of Canada.

+Who are your major funders?

Currently, our major funders are individuals like you! To make a donation to Desi Dance Network, please click the "Donate" link at the top of our page. Your donations are tax deductible. We rely on donors like you to ensure our Mission is carried out!

+Who is your major audience?

Our programs focus on helping develop artists ranging from 16-24 years old. However, we also serve communities outside of this age group with open workshops, performances, and private classes.

+How do I join Desi Dance Network's Board of Directors of one of its committees?

If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors or one of our committees, please contact Bryant Phan at or Hetal Patel at

+How do I get Desi Dance Network involved with my project?

Please email Raul Larsen at for collegiate projects relating. Please email Kale Brown for other projects!

+How do I get Desi Dance Network to perform at my event?

Please visit our Booking Requests Page.