Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps. Follow the links below to read all about the 2024 workshops!

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!


Scholarships

We award full scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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Partners

The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Bob Beer

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Bob Beer is the grandson of a Greek immigrant from Marmara Island in northwestern Turkey. When he was nine years old his mother played a record of Greek music from Istanbul, and his interest İn Greece grew. He met Pontic musicians while in Greece on a foreign exchange program and began learning to play the Pontic lyra; hearing radio programs from Istanbul drew his interests eastward. He visited Turkey several times, and in 2000 moved to Istanbul, where he lived for 14 years and studied for a time with Erol Parlak. Bob has been a guest of the Arguvan Folk Music Festival and several Turkish folk music radio and television programs.

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