BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the EEFC organized?

The EEFC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer board with 5 to 11 members. The board is responsible for defining and promoting the mission of the organization, and oversees operations, staff, and various committees. Board members chair programming, finance, fundraising, and development committees.

Learn more about the board, the staff and the committees. The staff and board can be reached through the contact page.

How does one get on the Board of Directors?

Board terms are 5 years and staggered, so every year new volunteers join the Board. The standing Board communicates about open positions through the listserv and MailChimp. Anyone can apply. If you are interested in joining the Board, please reach out to a current Board member or use the application form.

How does one become a member of the EEFC?

Membership is an annual giving program to help cover the gap between workshop tuitions and the cost of putting on our programs. Different membership levels come with some fun EEFC swag as premiums in addition to the reward of the warm glow of knowing that you are contributing to the continued existence, health, and growth of our organization.

Learn more about membership and join.

I can’t attend a camp, but I’d like to learn more about Balkan music and dance. How can I do this?

The EEFC email discussion group is a great resource for finding events in North America and abroad. If you join the forum, you will find that the community is generally happy to offer information and resources about music and dance. There is a wealth of knowledge out there. The discussion forum archives are also available for keyword searching. Learn more about the listserv and sign up.

Our Facebook page also has information about music and dance events around the US. “Like” the page to get updates. 

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