BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps, which we’re revving up again after the long pandemic drought. Please visit the pages below to whet your appetite for the 2023 workshops!

June 17-24, 2023
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August 5-12, 2023
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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 full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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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 contributor 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.

 

BalkanFest 2022

We’re giddy with excitement in anticipation of our first in-person events since the 2019 Balkan Camps! As we move towards the summer of 2023 and the reestablishment of our beloved weeklong workshops, we’ve set up two fantastic weekend gatherings to be held in the New York City area in August and San Francisco in September of this year. BalkanFest, the East Coast edition, is now open for registration. Check out all the details and sign up here!

 

Online Classes

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

July 2023 offering: Movie Night with Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi.

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EEFC Blog

2022 Workshops – Our Decision To Cancel

Dear EEFC Family, The EEFC Board of Directors is entrusted with making decisions on behalf of the larger EEFC community. Recently, the Board has had to grapple with the difficult … Read More

East Coast Virtual Camp 2021 Teacher Highlights

We’re happy to share an article written by new EEFC community member Kathy Molga, on her impressions of this past summer’s East Coast Virtual Camp. She profiles three of our … Read More

Our Year in Review: 2021

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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