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.
EEFC is thrilled to sponsor exciting live online class series and presentations, taught by our beloved workshop and community teachers. Something for everyone, and new offerings every month!
February 2023 courses: Doumbek with Polly Tapia Ferber, and Balkan Dance with Michael Ginsburg.
Our first in-person events since the 2019 Balkan Camps finished with a bang! Now we move towards the summer of 2023 and the reestablishment of our beloved weeklong Balkan Music & Dance Workshops; till then you can check out what you might have missed at our fantastic weekend gatherings, held in the New York City area in August and San Francisco in September of this year.