Help us fill the EEFC Calendar with lots of events and activities of interest to our community. We look forward to becoming the "go to" place for all things Balkan music & dance.
46th Annual Laguna Festival
Clubhouse 2 in Laguna Woods
Christian Florescu and Sonia Dion - Romanian
Ahmet Luleci - Turkish
Balkan Night NW is an annual dance and music event that takes place in Seattle, celebrating the diverse cultures of the Balkans by inviting and including the local Balkan communities of the North West.
The Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus is a performance group comprised of women from a variety of cultural and academic backgrounds who share a common passion for Slavic music. The Chorus sings a diverse repertoire that spans the traditions of Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia, among others. They will sing a set for listening, along with music for dancing. The evening will also include dancing to old and new recorded favorites.
Bulgarian dance workshops Friday night, Saturday and Sunday with guest teacher Nina Kavardjikova. Dance party Saturday night featuring the Bart House Band. Billeting available. Hosted by the Manitoba International Folk Dance Association.
Kypseli celebrates its 32nd Anniversary with live bouzoukia music played by Aleko Galas, bouzouki, Takis Kokotas, vocals, Dimitri Papakostas, keyboard, and Dimitar Bogdanov, clarinet.
Friday, April 21
Glen Eden Pilot Park, Raleigh NC
7:00 - 9:30pm: BALKAN DANCE WORKSHOP Session with Steve Kotansky
Saturday April 22
Pleasant Green Community Center, Durham NC
10:00am -12:30pm, 2:00 - 4:30pm : BALKAN DANCE WORKSHOP Sessions with Steve Kotansky
6:00-7:30pm Potluck Supper. Bring food and drink to share (Sorry, no alcohol permitted on the premises)
7:30-11:00pm DANCE PARTY with Cherven Traktor from NYC
Bulgarian dance music Donka Koleva – vocals; Nikolay Kolev - gadulka; Belle Birchfield – tambura; Michael Ginsburg – tupan; Adam Good - bass
Cost: $12 single dance workshop session, $30 for all 3
This annual event is hosted by Petaluma Snap-Y Dancers, and everyone is welcome to come dance and/or just listen to the fabulous music.
The first hour will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites followed by a live music set with Staro Vino. The members of Staro Vino are: Greg Jenkins on clarinet and vocals; Mark Jenkins on percussion and vocals, Peter Bonos on trumpet, and Andrew Cohen on accordion and vocals playing lively and beautiful Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Greek music.
Come enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great mix of dances, and the wonderful wood dance floor at Hermann Sons Hall.
There will be two dance parties (Fri, Sat) and a seminar on Sat afternoon and Sun afternoon, accompanied by live music (clarinet, accordion, gajda, kaval, vocals, defi, darambuka, dauli). Please contact the organizer before registering, as the number of participants is limited.
Metro to venue: U2 Eberswalder Str., Tram M1, M10, M12
Anna Mavrou, originally from Kalymnos, Greece, and now living in Kalamata, is a lifelong dancer and singer. She is lead dancer and singer for the Lykeion of Kalamata and has taught dances from Kalymnos and other Dodecanese islands all over the world.
Since 1977 the West Coast edition of the EEFC’s Balkan Music & Dance Workshop has been gathering amidst the towering redwoods of the Northern California coast. Each year we welcome new friends along with old, as musicians and dancers and those who love them come together with our extraordinary teaching staff for a memorable week.
Since 2005, the East Coast edition of the EEFC’s Balkan Music & Dance Workshop has been held in the Catskill Mountains. Join us as we transform the Iroquois Springs site into a village filled with music and dance, friendly conversation, and joyful celebration. Each year we welcome new and old faces, students and teachers, families and friends to gather around our common theme—Balkan music and dance!