Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Karavelovo, Plovdiv

Rose Valley Workshop & Party

June 4, 2019 – June 12, 2019

Take daily workshops in:
Bulgarian Dance - multiple teachers
Bulgarian Singing
Traditional Instruments*

in the village of Karavelovo, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Traditional folk dance with professional dance teachers
Plus a variety of dancers representing their village dances
Live music at evening parties
Music by Bulgarika, Kabilé, Kamen Mollov and more...

June 4-12, 2019

Classes in traditional folk instruments including:
Gaida, Gadulka, Kaval, Tambura, Tupan, Bitov ensemble, Accordion
*All types of instruments may be borrowed. Please enquire.

Lodging & local traditional food are included

Hosted by Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva in the village where Nikolay grew up. Stay in the village and take daily workshops in: Bulgarian dance, singing and traditional folk instruments

Rose Valley Workshop & Party
34 Lenin St
Karavelovo, Plovdiv