Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camps 2021

Mark your calendars for Virtual Camps 2021! West Coast will be held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast will run August 13-15, 2021. As last year, each camp will feature three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Much more information to come.

Until registration is open for this summer’s weekend events, check out last year’s camp programs here: West Coast 2020 and East Coast 2020.


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Stay in Touch

There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


Scholarships

We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
Apply for one.


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Kef Times

Browse the EEFC’s online magazine for articles about camp and beyond.
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Partners

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

Welcome

The East European Folklife Center (EEFC) was established in 1982 through the love and dedication of a core group of musicians 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.

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. Remember to subscribe to the EEFC email Newsletter and get monthly news delivered directly to your inbox.

 

Online Classes

Missing Balkan camp? EEFC is thrilled to sponsor exciting live online class series, taught by our beloved workshop teachers. Something for everyone, and new offerings every month!

NEW! for April 2021: Beginning Gadulka with Nikolay Kolev, Bulgarian Singing with Donka Koleva, and Turkish Dance with Ahmet Lüleci.

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EEFC Blog

Our Year in Review: 2020

    EEFC 2020 Year-End Report Read More

Fall 2020 Letter to the Community

As many of you have experienced, our snail-mail services are struggling to keep up with the demands of this socially distanced holiday season. While we hope our usual year-end mailings … Read More

Mid-Year Report: 2020

EEFC 2020 Mid-Year Report – click to view PDF Read More

Our Year in Review: 2019

EEFC 2019 Year End Report Read More

FY2019 Financials – Income & Expense charts

Note: This information is extracted from the 2019 Annual Report and is presented here for convenience. The East European Folklife Center has an operating surplus of $1,000 as of September … Read More