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 HopaTropSeattle@gmail.com
For any additional information contact Dani Makedonska at: email@example.com