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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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.


Manhattan, New York

Old-style Bulgarian & Macedonian music at Balkan Cafe Wednesdays

December 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

- Lauren Brody , Michael Ginsburg and Jerry Kisslinger revisit old-style Bulgarian and Macedonian music and songs, featuring trumpet, tupan, accordion and vocals
- Brief instruction/Quick-teach of dances
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg

$15 admission
All are welcome, Info: 646-831-8720

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays is a live music venue where you can dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.

Doors open at 7pm
Ground floor (long fish tank in the window :-), Near 10th Ave
Ample on-street parking/Subway: Columbus Circle

Funky Joe's
455 W. 56th St., Ground Floor
Manhattan, New York
Berkeley, California

New Year's Eve at Ashkenaz!

December 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm – January 1, 2019 at 3:00 am

Time to book your plane tickets and come join us for the hottest Balkan & Beyond dance party.

Let’s send 2018 into the past and look to the future!

3 bands:
True Life Trio - with special guest Joe Finn - Cajun, Scandinavian and more
Fanfare Zambaleta - hot Bay Area Brass!
Édessa - burn up the dance floor until 2019!

1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702
Eugene, Oregon

Veselo Festival 2019 - Eugene, OR

January 26, 2019 – January 27, 2019

Veselo's annual festival will feature Joe Graziosi teaching Greek/Pontic with workshops Sat morning and Sat afternoon. The evening dance party will feature Dromeno from Seattle. There will also be performances from local groups beginning at 7:00. On Sunday there will be a cultural hour, snacks, and review. Please visit our web site for a flyer

Veselo Festival 2019 - Eugene, OR
1626 Willamette St
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Claremont, California

Statewide Folk Dance Festival 2019

May 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm – June 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

2019 Statewide Folk Dance Festival: Folk Dance weekend with Petur Iliev, Mihai David, Sevi Bayraktar, Israel Yakovee, and Cesar Garfiaz. Edmunds Ballroom at Pomona College. Hotel is Doubletree Hilton with festival room rates of $139.00 + tax per night. web site page is

Edmunds Ballroom at Pomona College
170 E. 6th St.
Claremont, California 91711
Karavelovo, Plovdiv

Rose Valley Workshop & Party

June 4, 2019 – June 12, 2019

Take daily workshops in:
Bulgarian Dance - multiple teachers
Bulgarian Singing
Traditional Instruments*

in the village of Karavelovo, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Traditional folk dance with professional dance teachers
Plus a variety of dancers representing their village dances
Live music at evening parties
Music by Bulgarika, Kabilé, Kamen Mollov and more...

June 4-12, 2019

Classes in traditional folk instruments including:
Gaida, Gadulka, Kaval, Tambura, Tupan, Bitov ensemble, Accordion
*All types of instruments may be borrowed. Please enquire.

Lodging & local traditional food are included

Hosted by Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva in the village where Nikolay grew up. Stay in the village and take daily workshops in: Bulgarian dance, singing and traditional folk instruments

Rose Valley Workshop & Party
34 Lenin St
Karavelovo, Plovdiv

On Stage Together: A Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop ​With Ensemble Zvezditza

June 5, 2019 – June 14, 2019

On Stage Together is a workshop in Bulgarian folk dances, hora, and traditional crafts organized by Ensemble Zvezditza and held in the beautiful city of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. You are cordially invited to join!

Come learn Bulgarian folk dance pieces by prominent choreographers! Perform in full traditional costume on stage together with Ensemble Zvezditza during the International Folk Dance Festival. At the end, keep the traditional shirt you performed in as a special gift! Take part in the town wide Celebration of the Horo. Take traditional crafts classes by local crafts masters. And so much more! Learn more about it on our website.

On Stage Together with Ensemble Zvezditza
Skopje, Macedonia


July 30, 2019 at 1:15 am – August 7, 2019 at 1:15 am

Macedonian Traditional Music & Dance Seminar STEFCE STOJKOVSKI 2019 All info coming very soon!

Ferid Bajram 15 B
Skopje, Macedonia 1000