Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops 2022

Mark your calendars — Our in-person summer workshops are coming back!

West Coast:
Mendocino Woodlands, CA
June 18-25, 2022

East Coast:
Iroquois Springs, NY
August 6-13, 2022

Registration will open in early spring of 2022.


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Berkeley, California

Balkan Workshop at KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival

November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm – November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Eighteen participatory workshops on Sunday, Nov. 8, including Balkan/Klezmer Roots and Connections, with Dan Cantrell: Learn about shared rhythms, scales and stylistic qualities by analyzing and performing tunes from Balkan, klezmer, and Romani traditions. Spice up your klezmer sound with some fun regional ornamentation! Learn some tricks and tools to make your currently material more dynamic, while jamming on some great new songs! Other workshops likely to be of interest: Line-Spinning - How to Create Melodic Variations from Almost Nothing, with Joshua Horowitz. Learning to Transcribe and Play Insanely Difficult Music from Recordings, with Stephen Saxon.

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