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.


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EEFC Donation Stores

Donation Stores on Both Coasts The West Coast Donation Store at Mendocino Camp sells a variety of items, and the East Coast Camp has a Jewelry Donation Store. If you’re … Read More

Party on at Balkan Camp in Mendocino!

Fabulous evening dance parties, along with sing-alongs and folklore presentations! If you happen to be in the Northern California area during the time of the upcoming Balkan Music & Dance … Read More

So Many Great Reasons…

We know if you’ve ever been to Balkan camp, you will likely agree that it is what has been called “the gold standard.” We also know that you have a … Read More

EEFC and the Great Ripple Effect

When you experience a memorable evening of music and dancing, who gets the credit? Most of us tend to think of the great musicians playing and singing their hearts out, … Read More

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


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

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