Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

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

June 20-27, 2020
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August 8-15, 2020
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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 1982 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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Strategic Vision 2019

Over the past year, the Board has been hard at work considering our current needs and ideal visions for future growth. We know that we can do more to maximize … Read More

Camp Cabins Are Not Just Where We Sleep

By Margaret Loomis Our folk music and dance community has given us many invaluable gifts, including friendships that may span decades. Some camp friends we see frequently, or now and … Read More

Tips for Scholarship Applicants

Scholarship applications are live! Application deadlines for 2019 are: West Coast/Mendocino workshop: March 15, 2019 East Coast/Iroquois Springs workshop: April 30, 2019 We encourage dancers, singers, and instrumentalists to apply whether they are new to … Read More

Meet Our Newest Board Members

Maclovia Quintana, Program Committee Chair How did you first discover our Balkan Music & Dance Workshops (Balkan Camp), and what keeps you coming back? I originally heard of camp from … Read More

The Final Survey

  Dear friends, In 2017, the board of directors began working on a new strategic plan that will carry the East European Folklife Center into a robust future. This year … Read More


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

Manhattan, New York - Western Pontic/Northern Greek Dance Party - October 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Boulder, Colorado - 2019 Boulder Balkan Bash - November 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
New York, New York - Mighty Mountains - Gorana 3rd Int’l Folk Dance Festival - November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Manhattan, New York - Balkan Cafe Bulgarian Dance Party with Bulgarika 2019 - November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bruceville, Texas - Texas International Folk Dance Camp 2019 - November 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm – December 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Petaluma, California - Folk Dance Party with Orchestra Euphonos - December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Eugene, Oregon - Veselo Festival 2020 - Eugene, OR - January 25, 2020 at 9:00 am – January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Kissimmee, Florida - Florida Folk Dance Winter Workshop, Kissimmee (Orlando area), Florida - January 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm – February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Chicago, Illinois - Bulgarian Folk Festival "Verea" - April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm – April 26, 2020 at 12:00 am
- Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020 - June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm – June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am
Karavelovo - Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020 - July 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am
Plovdiv - 2020 Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (immediately before Koprivshtitsa festival) - July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm