Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camps 2021

Our online camps feature three days of immersive music and dance classes, live performances, and community gatherings. West Coast Virtual Camp was held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast was August 13-15, 2021.

Registration is now closed for East Coast Virtual Camp, and did we have a blast! Stay tuned for more great EEFC-sponsored activities.


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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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).

Unless otherwise noted, each 4-week course costs $50, or $15 per class. We also offer low-income tuition choices as well as a Pay It Forward option in case you have the means to throw in a little extra to keep our online programs thriving. See each series’ registration form for details.

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!

 

October 2021 Classes

EEFC Songbook Songs from Macedonia and Bulgaria with Corinna Škėma Syder

Mondays, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25/2021 – 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Always wanted to join the “southern” sing at camp but didn’t know the songs? Together with Vedran Boškovski, Corinna will teach mostly Macedonian gems from the songbook that are popular, as well as those less well known: čalgija/city songs, songs from Pirin and the Aegean, a Kučkovki song, and more. Corinna and Vedran will be accompanying themselves on tambura and kaval (when it makes sense) so you can sing along with the instruments that typically accompany these songs. If there is time you will also learn some Bulgarian Rhodope songs, unaccompanied. Beginners are most welcome! See more information on the registration form.

Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class. Access to class materials will be made available to you upon registration.

 

Albanian Dances of Kosova with Janet Reineck

Tuesdays, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, and 10/26/2021 – 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Pacific Time
Want to learn Albanian dances the way they’re done in Kosova villages? This class explores the rich traditions of Albanian village life and the central role that dance occupies in the culture. See fieldwork videos of dance and music in people’s homes and at weddings. Get a feel for the unique style and flavor of the women’s and men’s dances–solo, duet, open circle, and dance cycle. All levels welcome! See more information on the registration form.

Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class. Access to class materials will be made available to you upon registration.

 

Ornamentation and Harmony in Bulgarian Accordion Music with Vlado Mollov

Thursdays, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28/2021 – 8:30 – 9:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Join Vlado for a dynamic exploration of melodic ornamentation and harmonic nuances in various styles of Bulgarian music and their application in accordion performance. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced players. See more information on the registration form.

Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class. Access to class materials will be made available to you upon registration.

 

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. Password access to class materials pages will be provided in your registration confirmation and in the emails sent out two hours before each class. Password-protected links to streaming videos of each completed class will be provided to students separately via email.