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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San Francisco, California

Greek Glendi with Edessa in San Francisco

October 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join GreekFeet for one of our favorite and most popular parties, Edessa at St. Gregory of Nyssa Church. Whether you dance to the emotionally charged sounds of Edessa under the dome of Dancing Saints or just listen enjoying the good vibe while sitting in the beautiful church, this Glendi is an experience not to be missed.

Édessa is one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, devoting decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. For our Glendi, Édessa will play the deep rooted and spirited music of Greece. They play with a deep understanding of the connection between dance and music. Using both traditional and modern instruments, they perform in a variety of styles, featuring long sets that interweave melodies, improvisation, and beats with dancers in mind. Édessa is George Chittenden on clarinet, saxophone, gaida (bagpipe), zurna, clarinet and guitar; Lise Liepman on santouri (hammered dulcimer) and accordion; violinist Ari Langer; bassist Paul Brown; and percussionist Sean Tergis.

Admission: $15

Sponsored by GreekFeet where you can Greek dance every Monday night in San Francisco.

St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 DeHaro @ 18th Street
San Francisco, California 94107