Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps.

June 27 – July 4, 2015
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August 8 – 15, 2015
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We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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The East European Folklife Center (EEFC) was established in 1977 through the love and dedication of a core group of musician and dancers. Today, this ever-growing and expanding organization brings together an inclusive, celebratory, and welcoming global community of passionate amateurs and professionals, to respectfully share the richness and complexity of Balkan music, dance, and cultures.


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Find out all about our annual East and West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshops, affectionately known as Balkan Camp. Learn about the EEFC: how we are structured, how to become a member and where you might apply your expertise as a volunteer.


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Letters to the Community — from the Board of Directors and Rachel MacFarlane

Dear EEFC Community, The Board of Directors has just ended its spring face-to-face meeting in Berkeley. Rachel and Traci were invited to participate in all our sessions, and were able … Read More

East Coast EEFC Community Forum in Boston

The EEFC board and staff, are looking forward to continuing the conversations at our 5th community forum, happening in Boston Saturday, March 21. These forums are an opportunity for our … Read More

Message from Amy Mills on Behalf of the Board

I know that it has been a stressful few years for the EEFC, as we work to weather financial stresses and organizational changes. As I see through my own work … Read More

Yes, you’re in the right place!

We’ve launched our new website. It’s new, so there will still be some kinks to work out. The exciting part is that we pulled it together in time to open … Read More

Earl Galitz

March 3, 1946 – February 22, 2015 On behalf of the EEFC community we extend our deepest sympathies to Earl’s family and friends. The board, staff, and membership are grateful … Read More


Here are upcoming events that we hope will be of interest to our community. Please submit your listings here.

Oakland, CA - Fanfare Zambaleta @ Awaken Cafe with Gamelan X - April 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Lachine Montreal, Quebec - Lazarovden Bulgarian Week-End Montreal - April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am — April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Los Angeles, CA - Varimezov Family Band - April 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm — April 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Petaluma, CA - Annual Petaluma Spring Folk Dance Party - April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm — April 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Burnaby, BC - Lyrids Folk Dance Festival 2015 - April 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm — April 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Boulder, CO - Ahmet Lüleci Turkish Weekend Workshop - April 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm — April 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm
San Francisco, California - Herdeljezi Balkan Romani Music Festival - May 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm — May 2, 2015 at 12:00 am
Staatsburg, New York - Breezy Hill Orchard's Annual Wassail - May 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Richmond, CA - True Life Trio and Black Sea Hotel - 2nd Sundays @ OpenDoor - May 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm — March 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Mendocino, California - West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop - June 27, 2015 — July 4, 2015
Plovdiv - 2015 Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar - July 31, 2015 — August 6, 2015
Rock Hill, New York - East Coast Balkan Music Dance Workshop - August 8, 2015 — August 15, 2015