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While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Turkish Roman Workshop w/ Jessaiah Zure

September 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm – September 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Turkish Roman dancing uses the 9/8 rhythm, and is mainly performed at weddings or other parties with live musicians. It is a street style dance which continuously evolves through different movements and interpretations, being very personal in nature, while still following traditional movements. The movements are very focused on an up motion of the pelvis, making the belly move up and down. There are a variety of hand gestures involved which make the dance tell a story, as well as endless foot patterns and interpretations. In this multi-level workshop, we will focus on embodying the pulse of the music, steps, gestures, and musicality. We will also learn the lyrics, melody, and clapping of some songs so we can sing and clap for each other while we are dancing.

Private House in Fox Chapel - address announced @ registration