Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps, which we’ve revved up again after the long pandemic drought. The 2023 camps are over, but you can read all about them as you plan for next year! Mark your calendars for 2024.

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Berkeley, California

KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival - workshops of interest to Balkan musicians

December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ear-to-Hand Boot Camp, 1:00-2:30pm. The secret manual for immediate ear-to-hand playing. Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz, & Stu Brotman) will show speed learning techniques, insider tricks, and intensive drills to have you learn tunes the fast way.

Turn Songs Into Lively Arrangements, 2:45-4:15pm. Learn how to turn Yiddish (and other) vocal songs into full-fledged instant instrumental arrangements. Add intros, interludes, and outros to the tune. Taught by Veretski Pass.

Part of day-long Yiddish Culture Festival with nine workshops, Cabaret by the Bay (5:00pm), and Klezmer Dance Party with Bruce Bierman (6:30pm)

Jewish Community Center East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709