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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.


Kids at Camp!

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


We award full scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

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Emil Adamski

Macedonian Gajda, Zurla

Emil Adamski was born in Makedonska Kamenica, a small town in Eastern Macedonia, where he performed frequently as a folk dancer and folk instrument performer at the town’s annual festival. He was a part of the local folklore ensemble, which gave many concerts at home and across Europe.

He graduated from the music high school “Ilija Nikolovski–Luj”, then from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in music theory and and traditional instrument perfomance (kaval, gajda). Emil now plays professionally and takes an active role in the preservation of Macedonian culture. Recent projects include Kon Istok, a collection of traditional and composed tunes recorded with Bajsa Arifovska.