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[non-BIFD] Boulder Balkan Bash

  • Avalon Ballroom @ The Avalon 6185 Arapahoe Road Boulder, CO, 80303 United States (map)

Check out what our friends are doing! Let's all join them for a wonderful party!

Eastern European Folk Dance Party and Potluck Dinner featuring live music from SIX local ensembles.

The ensembles are: Barbelfish, Planina, Sherefe, the Bitovniks, Ansembl Teodosievski, and Gora Gora Orkestar. 

Live folk dance music starts at 5:30 pm and continues until 11:00 pm. From 6:00 till 10:00 pm the potluck dinner and dessert will be served.  All guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share.

The dance music program will feature tunes from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and Roma (Gypsy) traditions.  The majority of dances will be line dances, plus a few waltzes and other couple dances. Many of the dances are easy enough to learn on the spot and there will be strong dance leaders present. Everyone is invited to dance, but no one is required to do so; the Avalon has plenty of room to sit and watch. Some of the groups will perform on the stage and others in the center of the dance floor.

In Eastern Europe, live music and dancing are always accompanied by food! So roll up your sleeves, make a great dish, and come celebrate at the Avalon Ballroom (6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, 80303), on Saturday, Nov. 12!  Don’t know what to bring or don’t like to cook? Please contact Mary Ann, the food coordinator, at for assistance/ideas, etc.


A number of volunteer positions are available in exchange for free or reduced-price admission. Contact or 720-936-5055.

Potluck, food, and beverage info: or 720-936-5055.   

Event and ticket info: or  303-329-6242.


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