Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


Scholarships

We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
Apply for one.


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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s Balkan camps.
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EEFC Online Workshops

In keeping with the virtual demands of our modern times, EEFC is excited to sponsor a changing selection of live online class series, taught by our beloved workshop teachers. All classes are held on Zoom and require one-time pre-registration. Zoom meeting information will be provided upon registration (see FAQs below).

For each class, please consider a free-will payment to EEFC (suggested $15 per class or $50 for 4 weeks unless otherwise noted). Please join us even if you can’t pay! If you’re experiencing financial hardship, we hope these events will give you respite from your worries and become a highlight in your week. Your presence is gift enough!

Check the EEFC event calendar for latest event information.

Not the right time to join a class? Consider a donation of any size to EEFC to help keep our programs running during these challenging days. Thank you!

 

NEW for December! Makam with Adam Good – Series 3

 

Balkan Dance Class with Steve Kotansky

Mondays, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, and 11/23/2020 – 8:00 to 9:15 p.m. Eastern
Dancers of all levels are welcome. See detailed class description on registration form. Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class.
Class materials here. Password access will be provided once you’re registered.

 

Bulgarian Kaval Class with Valeri Georgiev

Wednesdays, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, and 11/25/2020 – 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern
This class is targeted to intermediate/advanced players. See detailed class description on registration form. Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class.
Class materials here. Password access will be provided once you’re registered.

 

Makam Class with Adam Good — Series 3

Thursdays, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17/2020 — 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome. See detailed class description on registration form.
Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class.
Note that you do not have to have taken Adam’s first two Makam series to participate in Series 3.
Class materials page here. Password access will be provided to this page once you’re registered.

 


 

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive the Zoom link?
To maintain cybersecurity, a new Zoom meeting number and password will be sent each week about two hours before each class starts. Please begin to sign into the meeting 15 minutes before our start time. Volunteers will be available to assist you. If there is a sound/lighting check with the teacher in progress, please wait until we’re finished to unmute and begin your greetings and salutations!

 

Do I need a Facebook account to participate?
No, all classes are conducted via Zoom, and essential information will always be sent out via email.
 

Will music and video be provided?
Each teacher has the option to make source materials available on password-protected pages. Links to streaming videos of each completed class will also be included on these pages. Password access to class materials pages will be provided in your registration confirmation and in the emails sent out two hours before each class.