Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 workshops have been canceled. Please visit the pages below to whet your appetite for the 2021 workshops!

June 20-27, 2020
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August 8-15, 2020
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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.


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.



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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.

Pacific Time Zone GMT-0700 - The Idiot and the Tsimbl - May 25, 2020 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Eastern Time Zone GMT-0400 - 4-Week Balkan Dance Series w/ Michael Ginsburg - May 28, 2020 at 8:00 pm – June 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm
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
Plovdiv - 2020 Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (CANCELED) - July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Karavelovo - Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2021 - June 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm – June 17, 2021 at 11:00 am
Karavelovo - Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2021 - July 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm – August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am