Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps. Follow the links below to read all about and register for the 2024 workshops!

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!


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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

San Antonio, Texas

The 62nd Annual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival - SAFDF

March 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm – March 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

The SAFDF started was founded by Nelda Drury 63 years ago. It is held at Our Lady of the Lake University - OLLU - in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. This is a fun-filled weekend with dance workshops, fabulous evening parties, and amazing stage performances! This year we are honored to feature the distinguished Bulgarian teacher, Ventzi Sotirov, who will be at SAFDF for the first time! We welcome back Lee Otterholt, Andy Taylor-Blenis and Franklin Houston, who will teach a variety of International dances. On Saturday night, SAFDF holds a fabulous performance of International dance groups at OLLU's Thiry Auditorium. The performance features Bata Marcetic's Academy of Serbian Dancers from Toronto, Canada. The cost of $140 for the weekend includes the Saturday night dance performance, all workshops and evening parties.

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU)
411 SW 24th St.
San Antonio, Texas 78207