Are you ready for an unforgettable, Balkan-infused weekend in the woods? Grab a sleeping bag, put on your dancing shoes, and don't forget your instrument!
The Mendocino Balkan Music & Dance Workshop boasts a broad array of instrumental, vocal, ensemble, and dance classes at all levels. Classes are broken into five daily 75-minute slots starting Sunday morning and ending Friday. We provide an instrument-lending program to enable new students to get started on harder-to-find village instruments.
In the early evenings the program includes folklore presentations and panel discussions, group sings with musical accompaniment, and our fun, community-building auction. Live-music dance parties featuring our world-class staff musicians will rock your socks in the dance hall, and the party continues late into the night in our more intimate cafe-bar, the kafana, featuring a variety of staff and camper musical sets, from the sublime to the floor-stomping.
Following a review session Friday morning, participants have the option to perform in a student concert. The week closes on Friday with a Balkan-style lamb roast and the last of the week’s great evening parties. We have part-time attendance and evening party-only options available.