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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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.

 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

International Folk Dance Night in Pittsfield, MA

May 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA, invites you to explore the wide world of international folk dance! You’ll learn simple dances from around the world, from Bolivia to Japan, from Wales to Armenia. No partner needed, no experience necessary. Just wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. – Instruction by Drew Herzig

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 – 8 pm, at the Berkshire Athenaeum, in the auditorium. Free! Everyone welcome.

Berkshire Athenaeum
One Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
USA
New York City, New York

Cherven Traktor at Balkan Cafe Wednesdays

June 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

An informal evening of live music for dancing and listening

- Bulgarian folk music by Cherven Traktor
- Brief instruction for the dances
- Light snacks available
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg and Stephen Kotansky

$15 admission
All are welcome
Info: 646-831-8720
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Cherven Traktor is:
Donka Koleva - vocals
Nikolay Kolev - gadulka
Belle Birchfield - tambura
Adam Good - bass
Michael Ginsburg - tupan
https://www.facebook.com/ChervenTraktor/
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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.

Wednesdays thru June 14
Ample on street parking available after 7 PM
$15 per session

Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
455 W. 56th Street (ground floor)
Near 10th Ave
New York City, New York
Mendocino, California

Mendocino Folklore Camp 2017

June 17, 2017 – June 24, 2017

Mendocino Folklore Camp is an opportunity to get away from the world while experiencing so many diverse parts of it. Come spend a week in the Coastal Redwoods of Northern California's Mendocino Woodlands.

Days are filled with dance and music workshops. Each evening is a themed party with dancing after dinner to live music, followed by a late-night kafana to keep the fun going into the early hours. Dancers will enjoy our Romanian (Cristian Florescu & Sonia Dion), Scandinavian (Roo Lester with Harry Khamis) and Greek Macedonian (Yannis Konstantinou) workshops, while musicians will appreciate singing classes by Beata Bermuda (Scandinavian) and Michele Simon (Balkan Favorites) as well as ensembles led by Bill Cope (Bulgarian/Macedonian Tambura), Chris Thomas (Polka Band), Michele Simon (Balkan Drumming), Beata Bermuda (Scandinavian), and more!!

Experience the joy of relaxing in nature, vacationing with old and new friends, feasting, learning, and enjoying the daily dance parties or fun folklore celebrations!

Mendocino Woodlands
Mendocino, California
Mendocino
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
Kosovo, Asenovgrad

Kaba Gaida Workshop July 30 – August 5, Rhodopes, Bulgaria

July 30, 2017 – August 6, 2017

WHEN
July 30 – August 5

WHERE
The heart of the Rhodope mountain, a paradise called Rahovitza - Slow Tech Campus (http://rahovitza.org)

FOR WHOM
The training includes both individual and group learning. It is suitable for all levels - from beginners who would like to learn more songs to skilled pipers who would like to improve their style.

ACCOMMODATION
The workshop includes accommodation for 6 days. The camp hosts 12 students and provides the best local food. We'll help with the transport if needed.

SCHEDULE
We'll play, sing and dance most of the time. We'll take part in the Gela Gaida Competition, meet local pipers and makers.

PRICE
Early bird - $320. Includes accommodation and food for 6 days.

REGISTRATION
cvetelin@kabagaida.com

Rahovitza - Slow Tech Campus
Roza str 32
Kosovo, Asenovgrad 1444
Bulgaria
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
New York, New York

Bulgarian Dance Party: Kabile' Band Sept. 8, 2017

September 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at our next Balkan Cafe for an exuberant evening of dancing, singing, eating and drinking with Kabile' band on tour from Bulgaria!

Enjoy the fine dance floor and excellent traditional Bulgarian folk music!
Cash bar and truly delicious Bulgarian food will be for sale by Mamma Mila

7pm - Food available and cash bar
8pm - Dance party with Kabile'

Kabile is:
Ivan Handjiev - vocals and accordion
Donka Koleva - vocals
Nikolay Kolev - gadulka
Nikolay Doktorov - kaval
Dzhenko Andreev - gajda

$18 advance purchase [no fee] / $20 admission at door

Balkan Cafe at Hungarian House
213 E 82nd St
New York, New York