Balkan Music &
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Virtual Camps 2021

Mark your calendars for our 2021 Virtual Camps! West Coast will be held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast will run August 13-15, 2021. Each camp will feature three days of immersive music and dance classes, live performances, and community gatherings.

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Steve Kotansky Class Materials

page updated 2/13/21

This page contains source materials for Steve Kotansky’s Balkan Dance classes: Session 1, beginning 11/2/20; and Session 2, beginning 2/4/21. These materials are for your personal educational use only. Thank you, and enjoy!

 

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Session 2 – February 2021

Vallja E Bradasheshit – Elbasan, Central Albania

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Makamliisko Horo – Thrace, Bulgaria

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Varimezovo Horo – Thrace, Bulgaria

Dance notes PDF

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Varimezovo Horo / Na Poyas

 

Oi Mariyo – Pirin, Bulgaria

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Veliko Kolo – Banat, Serbia

Dance notes PDF

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Veliko Kolo – Banat Tamburitza Orchestra (New Jersey, recorded 1950)

 

Session 1 – November 2020

Danke – Southwest Bulgaria

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Gaida Avasi – Pirin, Bulgaria

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Ginka – Pirin, Bulgaria

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Shetnala Se Mitro – Pirin/Rhodopes, Bulgaria

Dance notes PDF (updated)

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Shetnala Se Mitro – Pirin, Bulgaria

 

Iakovata – Western Thrace, Bulgaria

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Iakovata – Malo Konare, Bulgaria

 

Petrichko Horo “Selenik” – Pirin, Bulgaria

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Povratničko Oro – Ovčepole, Northern Macedonia

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Preševka / Vallja e Preshevës – Kosova & Macedonia

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Gilanka / Vallja e Gjilanit – Kosova & Macedonia

Dance notes PDF for Gilanka/Vallja e Gjilanit
Dance notes PDF for the variation Vallja e Miratovcës

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Valle Burrash Kërçovarë – Macedonia

Dance notes PDF

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Valle Burrash Kërçovarë “Shtate Bilbilit”

 

Beranče – Demir Hisar, Macedonia

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Demir Hisarsko Beranče

 

Valle Beratche Korchare – Southeastern Albania

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