Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps, which we’re revving up again after the long pandemic drought. Registration is open for both workshops!

June 17-24, 2023
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August 5-12, 2023
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We award full scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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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!


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


Macedonian & More

Zabava! means “party” and that’s this group’s mission—to create dance parties of Macedonian village and city music, with sprinklings of Romani, Turkish, and Bulgarian, played with joy by longtime west coast folk dance fixtures. Happily reunited for September 2022 only, the band is:

  • Bill Cope: Macedonian, Pirin, & Bulgarian tambura; Macedonian, Thracian, & Kaba gajda; oud
  • Corinne Sykes: vocal; Macedonian tambura
  • Dan Auvil: Tupan; darabuka; daire
  • Michele Simon: vocal; Macedonian tambura; darabuka
  • Tom Farris: Macedonian tambura; guitar