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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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

Meet Our Newest Board Member

  A note from the Board: As many of you saw in our latest newsletter, the Board has debuted a new method for recruiting future members to the Board of … Read More

Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of membership? The primary benefit of membership is that it helps the organization offer discounted tuition at $950 to all adult campers, even steeper tuition discounts … Read More

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


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

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
Santa Rosa, California - Love Without Borders: Gradina Concert, Art Show, Dance Benefit - February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
San Antonio, Texas - The 62nd Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival - SAFDF - March 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm – March 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Petaluma, California - Annual Petaluma Spring Folk Dance Party - April 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois - Bulgarian Folk Festival "Verea" - April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm – April 26, 2020 at 12:00 am
Berlin - Greek dances with Petros Selkos and musicians - Berlin (Germany) - May 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm – May 10, 2020 at 12:00 am
- Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020 - June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm – June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am
Timisoara - 2020 Banatfolk - Romanian Folk Dance Seminar - July 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm – July 17, 2020
Skopje - Traditional Music & Dance Seminar STEFCE STOJKOVSKI - July 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm
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