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Balkan Mondays

A monthly Monday-evening workshop on Balkan dance and music,

Presented in collaboration with and on The premises of the

Centre des musiciens du monde
5043 rue Saint-Dominique
Montreal, H2T 1V1

7.45 pm – 9.45 pm



During each workshop, you can either dance to live music and/or play music for the dancers.

Whether you are a dancer, instrumentalist, or singer, and no matter what your level of experience or instrument, you are welcome to join us.

Sergiu Popa will lead the music while a guest dance teacher leads the dances.


Workshop #3             Monday, December 10, 2018
Dance teacher:         Jocelyne Vaillancourt

Since 1975, when Jocelyne first fell in love with folkdance, it has been the focus of her spare time and trips. She has been teaching international folkdancing at the Université de Montréal for several decades.

Dances will include:



Music director    Sergiu Popa

Originally from Moldova, Sergiu is now a key figure in Montreal's world-music scene. A conservatory-trained virtuoso accordionist from a Roma family dynasty of musicians, he is a specialist in the traditional music of SouthEastern Europe.


Previous Workshops

Workshop #1             Monday, October 1, 2018
Dance teacher:         Yves Moreau

One of North America's foremost exponents of Bulgarian dance and folklore, Yves has been teaching workshops for more than 50 years throughout the world.

Repertoire will include:

For charts, recordings, and dance notes, click on any of the titles above.

Workshop #2             Monday, November 5, 2018
Dance teacher:         Benôit Côté

Benoît has been fascinated by folkdance since his boyhood days in Lac St-Jean. He was a member of several dance groups in the 1970s. After a break of more than 20 years, he has returned to dance, his passion intact, and now teaches at the Centre Communautaire de Loisir de la Côte-des-Neiges.

We will focus on Greek repertoire, including:

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