Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps.

June 22 – 29, 2019
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August 10 – 17, 2019
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We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Rose Valley Workshop & Party

June 12, 2018 – June 20, 2018

Come stay in the village of Karavelovo, Plovdiv, Bulgaria & take daily workshops in:
Bulgarian Dance
Bulgarian Singing
Traditional Instruments*
*All types of instruments may be borrowed. Please enquire.

Traditional folk dance with a professional dance teacher.
Plus a variety of dancers representing their village dances.
Dance classes facilitated by Michael Ginsburg.
Live music at evening parties. Jam sessions.
Music by Kabile', Bulgarika, Cherven Traktor and more...

June 12-20, 2018

Bulgarian dance
Bulgarian singing
Traditional folk instruments
Gaida (bagpipe)​
Gadulka (bowed rebec)
Kaval (end-blown flute)
Tambura (long-necked lute)
Tupan (two headed drum)

Lodging & local traditional food are included

Hosted by Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva in the village where Nikolay grew up.

Karavelovo, Plovdiv region