Five years Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble

   Five exciting seasons are behind us! For five years we’ve been studying and performing the dances and traditions of our ancestors! And as a result
• 18 dances with unique choreography.
• 24 folk songs.
• Over 30 authentic line dances,
• 39 lessons in Bulgarian ethnography and folklore.
• Over 25 performances.
• A new ensemble for youth and adults which quickly became the audience’s favorite!
Thank you for your trust and support! You motivate us to be better in what we do, and we’ll keep bringing you even more joy presenting the beauty of the Bulgarian folklore.

Be happy and keep dancing!

And remember – new dancers are always welcome in Hopa Trop, any age groups! No previous dancing experience required!

   Пет сезона са вече зад гърба ни! Творихме, учихме, пресъздавахме танците и традициите на нашите деди!
Нашата равносметка:
– 18 танца с уникална хореография
– 24 фолклорни песни
– над 30 хора
– 39 урока по етнография и фолклор
– над 25 концерта
– нов ансамбъл за младежи и възрастни, който още с първото си участие стана любимец на публиката!
Благодарим ви за доверието, подкрепата, аплодисментите! Те ни дават стимул да продължаваме напред и да ви радваме все повече с красотата на българския фолклор.

Бъдете здрави и танцувайте до забрава!

И знайте, че винаги сте добре дошли в Хопа Троп! Приветстваме нови танцьори, без значение от възраст и умения. Предварителен опит или подготовка не са необходими! 

About Hopa Trop

  Hopa Trop is a folk ensemble performing traditional Bulgarian dances and songs. Based in Seattle, it is the first of its kind in the state of Washington. It is established in 2013 by Dani Makedonska,    Art Director and Choreographer.

From the very beginning we are dedicated to preserving Bulgarian culture and traditions through the enchantment of dancing and singing. We study and perform traditional Bulgarian dances and songs from all regions of Bulgaria. Along with this we learn to play simple musical instruments, and gain knowledge about traditional customs. Each one of our performances conveys our deep respect to our ancestors and the pride of our Bulgarian heritage. Our rehearsals take place in Bellevue, WA, and are lead by Dani Makedonska. For more information about the program and schedule, or performance requests, contact us at or visit our Facebook page


  Хопа Троп е фолклорен ансамбъл изучаващ и изпълняващ танци и песни от Българския фолклор. Създаден през 2013 в Сиатъл, САЩ от Дани Македонска – наш директор и хореограф, той е единствен по рода си в щата Вашингтон.

От самото си създаване сме се посветили на съхраняването на българските традиции и култура чрез магията на танца и песента. Нашата мисия е да популяризираме богатата култура на България, песни,танци и обичаи. Нашите самодейци развивaт танцови и музикални умения, учат се да играят народни хора и да пеят традиционни български песни. В детският ансамбъл запознаваме танцьорите и със словесното и битово творчество, етнографските области на България, традиционното, домашното, език и диалект, костюми, шевици; символи и цветове; децата се запознават с обичаите, пресъздават приказки.

Всяка от нашите постановки е своеобразен разказ, изразяващ дълбок респект към нашите предци и гордост от българските ни корени. Репетициите ни се провеждат в Къркланд, щата Вашингтон, ръководени от Дани Македонска. За повече информация, както и за запитвания за участия, пишете ни на или посетете нашата страница във Facebook.

Hopa Trop – History and More

In Bulgaria, folklore and dancing are integral parts of life. From generation to generation, through dance we express our cultural genius, and celebrate our heritage with love and respect. Folk dancing represents the essence of Bulgarian history, culture, and life.

Dani Makedonska, Master Choreographer of Bulgarian Dance, formed Folk Ensemble in 2013 in the Bulgarian community in Seattle


  • It started as Hopa Trop Children’s Folk Dance ensemble – a program consisting of weekly classes of singing, dancing, and educating children ages 5 to 14. The goal of this program is to educate children about Bulgarian culture: language, geography, customs, musical instruments, songs, dances, folklore, and games. Along with having fun with their peers and teacher, children will also develop the ability to work and perform together both in the studio and on stage.
  • In addition to the Children’s Ensemble, and due to the increased interest, in 2017 we opened our doors to dancers age 15 and over. In this weekly class we dance and perform choreographed dances from all folklore regions in Bulgaria.

Rehearsals are every Sunday from 3:00 PM till 6:30 PM. For more details see our Class Schedule .

LaVida Dance Studio
11961 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

If you would like to register, please send us an email at

For any additional information contact Dani Makedonska at:

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Our Vision:

Traditional dance is an excellent medium for appreciating other folk arts such as music, song, storytelling, embroidery, weaving and other handcrafts. We synchronize them with the music, feel the stories in the songs’ lyrics again and again, and re-enact history in our dancing steps. Dancing is an expression of the inspirational Bulgarian character — free and beautiful, strong and enduring, intense and relaxed, agile and dexterous, wise and humorous, desirous and joyful.

 Our Mission:

Preserving and popularizing Bulgarian culture and traditions through the enchantment of dancing and singing.


Our Values:

Loyalty. Integrity. Respect. Learning. Discipline. Partnership