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!


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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DeKalb, Illinois

June Camp

May 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm – June 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm

"June Camp" is an annual residential international folk dance weekend in the upper Midwest, which this year features Croatian dance with Željko Jergan, and will be held from Thursday evening, May 31, to Sunday noon, June 3, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
In addition to Željko's dance workshops and singing sessions, there are nightly dance parties with live music by members of the Pinewoods Band - Tom Pixton and friends. Another tradition of June Camp is the "Dance Exchange," where attendees can request, when they register, reviews of older dances that may have been forgotten. Zeljko, as well as local teachers will fulfill these requests in special workshop sessions.
Various registration options are available. Registration and payment may be done online at The late fee deadline for camp registration is May 10, and no registrations involving food or lodging can be taken after May 16. Check the website, or email for more information.

Holmes Student Center
Northern Illinois University
340 Carroll Ave
DeKalb, Illinois 60115