Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancellation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to offer our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camp.

Registration is now open for Virtual Camp on July 17-19, 2020 for three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. This camp is geared toward the West Coast and runs on Pacific Time.

Save the date for August 14-16, 2020 for an East Coast Virtual Camp edition


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We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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The EEFC embraces opportunities to share, support, and cross-polinate in areas and with organizations that share the same or similar missions and goals.

Balkanske Igre

Balkanske Ingre

Annual Spring Festival in Chicago
Featuring the dance, music, & culture of the Balkans/Eastern Europe. Dance parties every evening with the best Balkan orchestras. Concert Saturday evening with 10+ Balkan-East European dance and musical groups. Workshops in dance, singing, and music Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm with top master teachers in Balkan/E European & Turkish dance.
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Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar

Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Offers EEFC Members (individual, family or student) an additional 15% discount when registrating for their week-long summer program in the lovely, historic town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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Flurry Festival

Annual Winter Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York
The Flurry Is The Best Winter Weekend Ever For Dancers & Music Lovers Of All Ages! Dances • Workshops • Singing • Concerts • Jamming • Performances • Family Events • Storytelling • Vendors and more! Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced Level Workshops and Dances. Over 300 Performers – Five Venues – Over 200 Events. This is a weekend you don’t want to miss!
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Golden Festival

Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

Shaking up Brooklyn again!
New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 31 years of live Balkan, Roma (“Gypsy”) music and beyond. The Festival is hosted by Zlatne Uste Brass Band and features dozens of live bands playing on FOUR (!) stages.
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