Dance The Balkan Way

  Saturday, October 21, 2017

  Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (All dates except October 21st, which will be at the Buetow Music Center Auditorium, 300 Hamline Ave, St Paul, MN 55104)

Dance the Balkan Way ’2017
Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History (BIBACH) invites you for a second year to Dance the Balkan Way—learn dances from Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. We have invited some of the best local and guest dance instructors to work with beginner and advanced dancers for six weeks.

FIRST PART at the Tapestry Folkdance Center, Friday evenings, 7:30-8:30, starting on September 29th. Both beginner and advanced participants will learn or refresh their knowledge of the Balkan dances with the help of the Tapestry instructors and the artistic directors of the local Greek and Romanian folk dance groups.

SECOND PART, at the Tapestry Folkdance Center on October 13-14, Friday and Saturday, Ahmet Luleci will have Turkish dance classes.

THIRD PARTat the Tapestry Folkdance Center on October 20,Friday, Miroslav Bata Marčetić and Konstantin Marinov will have Bulgarian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian dance classes.

FOURTH PART at the Buetow Music Auditorium, Concordia University, St Paul on October21, Saturday, the classes from the previous day will continue in the afternoon. In the evening we will have food, dances by the local community folk dance groups Bulgari, TAAM Turkish Folk Dance Group, Romanian Izvorasul, Greek Dancers of Minnesota, local live music and open dance.



DBW at Tapestry Folkdance Center
Friday, 9/29 7:30 - 8:30 Greek - Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari
Friday, 10/6 7:30 - 8:30 Romanian – John Omorean
Friday, 10/13 7:30 - 8:30 Turkish - Ahmet Luleci
Saturday, 10/14

10 - 12:15          class + break

12:15 - 2:15       lunch break 

2:15 - 4:30         class + break

Turkish - Ahmet Luleci
Friday, 10/20 7:30 - 9:00   (each 45 min.)

Croatian, Montenegrin, SerbianMiroslav Bata Marcetic; Bulgarian - Konstatin Marinov

DBW - Concordia University

Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian - Miroslav Bata Marcetic;         Bulgarian - Konstantin Marinov

Saturday, 10/21

1 - 3              class + break

3 - 3:30         break

3:30 - 5:30    class + break

5:30 - 7         food

7 - 11             Gala concert of the local folk dance and music groups and open dance

Beginner    Bulgarian; Advanced  Serbian

Advanced  Bulgarian; Beginner  Serbian 


$50 pass for 4 Friday classes on Sept. 29, Oct 6, 13 and 20; 2 Saturday sets of two classes each on Oct 14 and 21; and the Gala on Oct. 21

$20 pass for two Saturday classes (either Oct. 14 or 21)

$30 pass for Oct. 21 for two classes on that day and the Gala

Single class*/Gala - $12

*Separate Tapestry classes – regular Tapestry prices apply

Ages 8-13 – half price

Under 8 (with adult) – FREE

Food for Sat., Oct. 21 is available only in advance for $10.

Passes and tickets will be available by sending a registration form from this event page (please answer all questions) and a check to BIBACH (2133 Pascal St. # 11, Roseville, MN 55113).

Volunteers will receive a pass for all events worth $50. If you would like to help, please, send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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All Dates

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

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