Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

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

June 24 - July 1, 2017
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August 5 - 12, 2017
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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.

 

Laguna Woods, California

46th Annual Laguna Festival 2017

March 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm – March 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

46th Annual Laguna Festival
Clubhouse 2 in Laguna Woods
Christian Florescu and Sonia Dion - Romanian
Ahmet Luleci - Turkish

Clubhouse 2
24112 Moulton Pkwy        
Laguna Woods, California 92637
Seattle, Washington

Balkan Night NW

March 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm – March 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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.

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
2100 Boyer Ave E
Seattle, Washington 98117
Petaluma, California

Folk Dance Party with Yale Women's Slavic Choir

March 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

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.

Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California 94956
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bulgarian Dance Weekend with Nina Kavardjikova

March 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm – March 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

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.

Manitoba International Folk Dance Association - various venues
Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave. 2nd floor
Centre for Spritual Living, 625 Spruce St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1J4
Canada
Sherman Oaks, California

Kypseli Greek Dance Center Anniversary

March 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Kypseli celebrates its 32nd Anniversary with live bouzoukia music played by Aleko Galas, bouzouki, Takis Kokotas, vocals, Dimitri Papakostas, keyboard, and Dimitar Bogdanov, clarinet.

The Tango Room
4346 Woodman Ave.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
North Carolina

Annual Bulgarian/Balkan Dance Weekend

April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017

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

North Carolina
USA
Petaluma, California

Annual Petaluma Spring Folk Dance Party

April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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.

Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California 94956
Berlin

Northern Greek Dances with Giorgos Kapsalis and Musicians

April 28, 2017 – April 30, 2017

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

Wilhelm-Mertens-Haus
Schoenhauser Allee 36
Berlin 10435
Germany
Sherman Oaks, California

Kypseli Greek Dance Center Presents Anna Mavrou from Greece

April 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 am

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.

The Tango Room
4346 Woodman Ave.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
USA
Mendocino, California

EEFC West Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop

June 24, 2017 – July 1, 2017

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.

Mendocino Woodlands
Mendocino, California
USA
Rock Hill, New York

EEFC East Coast Balkan Music & Dance Workshop

August 5, 2017 – August 12, 2017

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!

Iroquois Springs
Rock Hill, New York
USA