Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancellation 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 Camp.

Registration is now open for Virtual Camp on July 17-19, 2020 for three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. This camp is geared toward the West Coast and runs on Pacific Time.

Save the date for August 14-16, 2020 for an East Coast Virtual Camp edition


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Sean Tergis


Drawing on a musical base in folk music from the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and the Balkans, Sean Tergis brings a unique element to his drumming through many different influences. At an early age, Sean studied darbuka, riqq, and frame drum from Faisal Zedan, Mark Bell, and Tobias Roberson. Since 2002, Sean has been gigging locally in is home city of San Francisco with various groups including Deli Kanlı (Turkish folk) and Hahbi’Ru (Egyptian Folk). In 2006 he moved to Istanbul, where he continued to study and perform. When he returned to the Bay Area, he joined a group lead by Rumen Shopov, who became his main davul teacher. Sean has since toured both locally and internationally performing with various groups. Sean currently plays with Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass, MWE, Édessa, Stellamara, Istanbul Connection, Radio Istanbul; and he produces a weekly musical event in San Francisco called Balkan Sundays.