Classes for children are every Sunday fall-spring:
Our first session of 2015-16 is Sunday September 20th, 2015 beginning at 12:30 at Podkrepa hall and will include orientation for parents and students.
See the enrollment form at the bottom of this page (in .pdf, English version coming soon, Sept 2015)
Bulgarian Language for Adults:
Beginning adult Bulgarian language classes have resumed since October 4th, 2014 on Sundays from 4:15-5:15 pm, followed by intermediate level from 5:15-6:15 pm by arrangement with Daniela Ivanova-Nyberg. (Classes take a break during the summer).
"ROSNA KITKA" - Bulgarian Folk Dances @ Podkrepa:
New dance schedule for 2015 below - join us!
Everyone who wants to dance or learn Bulgarian folk dance is welcome! We enjoy a potluck and ask a suggested donation of just $5 to help with operating costs, but no one turned away! Come anyway! We have changed to once a month for now in 2015. (We were dancing every other Friday). However, as Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on the 4th weekends of the month this year, we will be switching up the schedule a little bit, so stay tuned for exact dates as they are set here:
We will dance on these dates so far:
Further dates to be determined later in 2016.
Bring your dancing shoes & comfy clothes and a dish to share with friends and fellow dancers. All ability levels are welcome, we are very happy to help you learn the Bulgarian and other Balkan region folk dances we enjoy! (Macedonian, Greek, Serbian and Albanian among others). We also just enjoy spending time with Balkan music and dance friends and fans, even if you don't dance. Come join us!
Check out our Photo Gallery for some pictures and video from past folk dance parties and concerts featuring the lively & haunting music of Bulgaria and Macedonia and surrounding areas.
The Macedonian Schools Project
Many of our members have been happy to support The Macedonian Schools Project, a non-profit organization promoting international friendship and cultural exchange by assisting Macedonian Schools with donations, resources and networking opportunities. We invite you to check out the great work this organization is doing on behalf of children in Macedonia and feel free to support them directly yourself. They can use both monetary and in-kind donations. And they are also seeking volunteer English teachers for two week stays during the summer of 2016. Please see the flyer below for details on this great cross cultural opportunity.