Zabava Balkan Dancing

Dances Taught


Websites for Dancing in Portland, Oregon

Portland Dancing
A comprehensive list of places to dance in Portland, including Balkan, International folk dancing, and many other types of dance.

Kyklos International Folk Dancers
Wonderfully friendly International folk dancing group hosted at Reed College on Sunday nights.

Balkanalia! festival
Balkan music and dance festival held annually in late August near Portland.

Information on Balkan Music and Dancing

Northwest Balkan Events mailing list
An announcement-only mailing list for Northwest Balkan events. You can view the events on the website even if you don't join the mailing list.

East European Folklife Center discussion list
A mailing list of incredibly knowledgeable people discussing Balkan music, dance, and related topics.

Balkan song lyrics
This "Song Book for Near-Sighted People" includes a vast collection of lyrics for Balkan songs. Many are translated into German, and some into English.

Folk dance sheet music
Lots of sheet music for folk dance songs, organized by country and alphabetically.

Dunav - sharing Balkan music and dance
Dunav has a comprehensive database of mp3s, lyrics, scores, and dance videos, some of which are available for free download, and/or by request. Their Friday mailing list sends out a link to a different mp3 every week.

Northwest Folk Dancers Inc (NFDI)
NFDI has been publishing a newsletter about folk dancing in the Pacific Northwest since 1956, and has a list of places to dance on their website.

Folk dance videos list
Good starting point for video searches.

Songbat song lyrics
Lily Storm's archive of song lyrics
Fabulous resource for mp3s and lyrics (in the Georgian alphabet) of Georgian music.

Questions about the website to Sonia Connolly