Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

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

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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T-shirts, totes, and more — sporting the beautiful EEFC rosette. Tell the world about your favorite summer activity!
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Stay in Touch

There’s more than one way to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the Discussion List (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.
FAQs


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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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George Chittenden

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George Chittenden was drawn to the passion and drive expressed in the music and dance of the Balkans and Near East as a teenager in the 70s. He has lived and studied extensively abroad, traveling to remote corners of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey to work with local musicians and to experience the social contexts in which music plays such a central role. George keeps busy performing for ethnic communities in the Bay Area, as well as performing and traveling with the ensembles Édessa, Mediterranean Soul and the newly launched zurna/davul ensemble Tak Tak Boom.

Click here for a recent article about George and his wife and musical partner Lise Liepman.

Posted by Pete Spynda on Saturday, January 16, 2016