BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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San Jose, California

Dr. Gergana Panova - Bulgarian Dance Workshop

May 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ripni Kalinke presents Dr. Gergana Panova
Bulgarian Authentic and Unique Folklore Dances

Adults $10

Gergana is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and danced as a professional Solo Dancer at the National Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances “Philip Koutev” in Sofia. She completed her Doctorate at the Dortmund University and Humboldt University of Berlin in the areas of Cultural Philosophy, Anthropology and Communications. She shared her extensive research and knowledge in Bulgarian folklore and culture at many seminars and workshops around the world. Gergana is a joy to learn from, charming, and humorous. The music she has selected is full of life and passion, joy and energy. The dances she shows are authentic and always beautiful. She will give you a deeper understanding of the origins, connections and the purpose of the dance. Do Not Miss one night of fun and dancing with Gergana and the friends of Ripni Kalinke!

St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Av.
Willow Glen
San Jose, California 95125