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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New York City, New York

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays: Pontic with Dimitris Stefanidis

May 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

An informal evening of live music for dancing and listening

- Greek Pontic music with Dimitris Stefanidis (Pontic lyra) & Jerry Kisslinger (daouli)
- Brief instruction for the dances
- Light snacks available
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg and Stephen Kotansky

$15 admission
All are welcome
Info: 646-831-8720

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays is a live music venue where you can dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.

Wednesdays thru June 14
Ample on street parking available after 7 PM
$15 per session

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
455 W. 56th Street (ground floor)
Near 10th Ave
New York City, New York