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BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
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

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


Get the FAQs

Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.


We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!

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Since the beginning the East European Folklife Center has depended on you—our big-hearted community!


Stay in Touch

There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

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Chicago, Illinois

Ensemble Balkanske Igre's 50th Anniversary Spring Festival

March 26, 2015 – March 29, 2015

Dance and Music of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Eastern Mediterranean. 3 1/2 days of celebrations with world-renowned master teachers and artists...Riveting dance & musical performances... Spectacular live music for post-concert dance parties...Sing, jam, and dance on a sprung oak floor with friends new and old coming from coast to coast, Canada, and Europe. Info/Reservations: 847/331-7842 or 847/858-9822

Chicago, Illinois