News and Announcements
This year's Spring Festival will take place March 20-22, 2020 at these locations:
Friday, 7pm, Balkanika Restaurant, 1414 E Oakton St, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Note: reservations required - please contact us.
Saturday, 9am to midnight, International House, 1414 E 59th St, Chicago
Note: guests must use Dorchester St entrance on the west side of I-House
Sunday, 9am-5pm, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E 59th St, Chicago
Sunday evening post-festival dinner and dance party at 6pm at Mehanata in Des Plaines, IL. Due to limited seating, reservations are required for Friday and Sunday evenings. Please contact us ASAP for reservations.
Featuring the dance, music, & culture of the Balkans/Eastern Europe. Dance parties every evening with the best Balkan orchestras. Concert Saturday evening with 10+ Balkan/E European dance and musical groups. Workshops in dance, singing, and music Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm with top master teachers in Balkan/E European folk dances including Yannis Konstantinou (Greek) coming directly from Greece, Šani Rifati (Rrom/"Gypsy") coming directly from Germany, Ventzi Sotirov (Pirin), Prof. Nikolay Tsvetkov (Bulgarian) coming directly from Bulgaria. Musical artists and teachers include Chris Bajmakovich, Balkanski Ritmi Bitov Orchestra, James Stoyanoff and Orchestra Balkana, Kremena & Kircho, and others. Program subject to change.
Come Dance With Us! Balkan dance class and Ensemble Balkanske Igre Rehearsal Every Sunday
From 11:30am-1:30pm at 6069 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
All are welcome to come and move to the beats of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Learn fun dances with exciting rhythms from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and more to show off to your friends. Bring comfortable shoes, a belt and your good mood and join the circle. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.