Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

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

June 20-27, 2020
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August 8-15, 2020
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Calendar

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.

 

Petaluma, California

Folk Dance Party with Orchestra Euphonos

December 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The party will feature dancing to old and new recorded favorites, followed by Orchestra Euphonos performing a great mix of Romanian, Israeli, and Balkan music. Orchestra Euphonos is a Bay Area-based Eastern European folk and klezmer band. Their uplifting sound is characterized by a brass and woodwind melodic front line. Orchestra Euphonos performs songs and melodies from old world Bessarabia and the Balkans. Their performances are joyous occasions filled with wild takes on old favorites, group improvisations, and lots of dancing.

Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California 94952
Eugene, Oregon

Veselo Festival 2020 - Eugene, OR

January 26, 2020 at 9:30 am – January 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Veselo Festival 2020 will feature Steve Kotansky with workshops on Sat morning and Sat afternoon. The Sat evening party is with RTW from Seattle, WA. There will be a culture session on Sunday morning followed by munchies and a review session. Check out our website at: Veselofolkdancers.org

Veselo Festival 2020
1626 Willamette St.
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Kissimmee, Florida

Florida Folk Dance Winter Workshop, Kissimmee (Orlando area), Florida

January 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm – February 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Tineke and Maurits van Geel teaching international and Armenian dances with all request night parties.

Ramada Inn Gateway
7470 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway (192)
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
Chicago, Illinois

Bulgarian Folk Festival "Verea"

April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm – April 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

We present Bulgarian traditional music, songs and dances.
All groups dealing with Bulgarian folklore can participate!

For more information:
Konstantin Marinov - organizer, host, choreographer, musician and dancer
ph. 773-742-5158 - Koceto

Chicago, Illinois
Berlin

Greek dances with Petros Selkos and musicians - Berlin (Germany)

May 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm – May 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

A seminar of Northern Greek dances with Petros Selkos (Greek Macedonia) and musicians in Berlin. It's the fifth edition of dance seminars accompanied by live music organised by Balkanexpress Berlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQKT_dYNF6E&feature=youtu.be

Venue location to be announced
Berlin
Germany

Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020

June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm – June 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

Come stay in the village & take daily workshops in:

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

​​Lodging & local traditional food are included.

Hosted by Nikolay and Donka Kolev in the village of Karavelovo, Bulgaria.

Rose Valley Workshop & Party
Karavelovo
Bulgaria
Karavelovo

Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020

July 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

Rose Valley Workshop & Party 2020
July 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 11:00 am
Come stay in the village & take daily workshops in:

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

​​Lodging & local traditional food are included.

Hosted by Nikolay and Donka Kolev in the village of Karavelovo, Bulgaria.

Rose Valley Workshop & Party
Karavelovo
Bulgaria
http://www.gadular.cm

Karavelovo
Bulgaria
Plovdiv

2020 Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (immediately before Koprivshtitsa festival)

July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm – August 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Seminar ends the day before the Koprivshtitsa festival begins. Seminar attendees will have an option to travel to Koprivshtitsa on a bus provided by the Seminar. Details for this will be forthcoming once the 2020 Seminar program is finalized.

Most of the information on the current website describes the 2019 program. The instrumental & vocal music portions of the Seminar will be very similar to the 2019 program and the dance program will feature village dance teachers from various parts Bulgaria. We also have a great FAQ section with detailed information about getting to Plovdiv, accommodations, and much more.

This Seminar, now in its 16th year, offers a very special experience for non-Bulgarians (and Bulgarians interested in connecting with their "roots" music and dance) who want a more in-depth opportunity to learn traditional instruments, singing styles, and dance than is normally possible for groups or individuals traveling to Bulgaria. This rich and unique program couples the teaching expertise of instructors at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv with the traditional music and dance wisdom of tradition bearers from around Bulgaria. The dance program features different groups of dancers and musicians throughout the week, teaching dances from their own villages.

We will be continuing our special 15% discount for EEFC members (a great reason to join the EEFC if you haven't already!). Students from past years have raved about their experiences at the Seminar.

Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Todor Samodumov Str
Plovdiv
Bulgaria