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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Since the beginning the East European Folklife Center has depended on you—our big-hearted community!


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We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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Browse the EEFC’s online magazine for articles about camp and beyond.
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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.


Learn more…

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.


EEFC News & Notes

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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

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

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

EEFC 2015 Community Forums

In the fall of 2014 the board set about to create occasions for us all to talk together about what camp means to us and what we think the future … Read More

Share Camp. Spread the Word.

Download a flyer or request postcards. Post all around your town. At the local music shop, music school, dance centers. Bring them to events—Balkan and otherwise. Email them to your … Read More


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

Seattle, Washington - Drómeno Garden House Concert - March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm — March 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm
Brooklyn, New York - Eva Salina Primack and Band - March 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Talent, OR - Alchymeia performance - March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm — March 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm
Ashland, OR - Vocal workshop with Nadia Tarnawsky - March 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm — March 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm
Portland, OR - Vocal Workshop with Nadia Tarnawsky - March 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm — March 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm
Portland, OR - Alchymeia and Darka Dusty - March 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm — March 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Berkeley, California - EEFC Community Forum - March 14, 2015 at 11:30 am
Brooklyn, New York - Brooklyn Balkan Saloon @ Freddy's - March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm — March 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm
Boston, Massachusetts - EEFC Boston Community Forum - March 21, 2015
Concord, Massachusetts - Balkan Music Night Concert & Dance Party - March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois - Ensemble Balkanske Igre's 50th Anniversary Spring Festival - March 26, 2015 — March 29, 2015
Burnaby, BC - Lyrids Folk Dance Festival 2015 - April 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm — April 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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 - EEFC Balkan Music & Dance Camp - 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