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 EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.


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.


EEFC News & Notes

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A Banner Year for Scholarships

By Amy Mills, EEFC Board Member Amidst the hellos and hugs on the first day at camp, one of my favorite moments is when the new scholarship recipients are announced … Read More

Kukeri in the Woodlands—Become a Magical Beast of the Forest

Annie Hallatt and Brenna MacCrimmon present a project to create kukeri-inspired Carnival characters to populate our parade, feast and party in the Mendocino Woodlands. In Bulgarian folk culture, masked kukeri chase … Read More

The 2014 Iroquois Springs Photo DVD from Margaret Loomis

Hello Iroquois Springs Campers & Friends of EEFC, Once again, Margaret Loomis offers her wonderful DVD of photos from 2014’s Iroquois Springs workshop. For the past 14 years, Margaret has … Read More

Meet Volunteer Jenna Shearer, Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications Committee is fortunate to have Jenna Shearer on the team. Her decision to offer her skills in social media has provided the EEFC with better and more … Read More

Spring 2015 Board Meeting Summary Letter

From board member Nancy Leeper Hi all, Thank you so much for our productive meeting! It is a joy to work with all of you, and I am continually impressed … Read More


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

- SANDARAA and RAYA BRASS BAND On East Coast Tour - May 26, 2015
Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Balkan presents Music from the other Europe. - May 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm — May 27, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Mendocino, California - West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop - June 27, 2015 — July 4, 2015
Mendocino, CA - Mendocino Folklore Camp 2015 - World Folk Dance & Music Workshops, Folklore Celebrations - July 4, 2015 — July 11, 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
Abiquiu, NM - Enchanted Southwest with Rumelia, Ghost Ranch, 2015 - September 5, 2015 at 9:00 am — September 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm