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 offer our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered.

Registration is now open for East Coast Virtual Camp on August 14-16, 2020, with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. This camp is geared toward the USA East Coast and will run on Eastern Time (UCT-0400).


We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s Balkan camps.

EEFC Online Workshops

Missing Balkan camp? EEFC is excited to sponsor 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 donation to EEFC (suggested $15 per class or $50 for 4 weeks unless otherwise noted). Opportunities to donate are included when you register using the links below, but you can also donate anytime here. Please join us even if you can’t donate! 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.


Alex Marković’s Ongoing Balkan Romani Dance Class

Every Monday night at 6 p.m. Central Time.
Beginners welcome.
Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class.
Class materials page here. Password access will be provided to this page once you’re registered.


Benji Rifati’s Balkan Romani Melody Class

8 classes over 4 weeks
Technical Studies: Sundays 7/12, 7/26, 8/2, and 8/9/2020 — 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Romani Melody: Tuesdays 7/14, 7/28, 8/4, and 8/11/2020 — 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
(Note: Sunday and Tuesday classes are coordinated with each other)
For intermediate and advanced players.
Register here, one time only, at least 2 hours before your first class.
Class materials page here. Note that 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. We will set up a private Facebook group for each class where you can join to meet fellow classmates (from all around the nation), find practice buddies, and ask questions. Essential information will always be sent out via email, so it’s not required for participation.

Will music and video be provided?
Each teacher has the option to make source materials available on password-protected pages. Links to 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.