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Danka Folk Dance Group

The Danka Folk Dance Group was founded by Aleksandar Zankin in 2012 as a part of the cultural program of the Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center (BMNECC) in Pittsburgh. The initial idea was to promote authentic Bulgarian folk dances (hora) among the members of the BMNECC. Learning plenty of authentic dances and developing their dancing skills, the dancers became familiar with different styles of dancing in the Bulgarian ethnographic regions. Transforming itself into a performing group, Danka has performed annually at the Bulgarian Folk Festival “Na Megdana,” Pittsburgh (2015-2019) and has been participating in many events around the Pittsburgh area. Danka has also performed in the Folk Festival “Verea” in Chicago in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

If you are interested in dancing with this group, click here to contact Mr. Zankin.

Danka Folk Dance Group Members

Samantha Bastianini
Peter Djalaliev
Mariana Dotchev
Boris Georgiev
Antonia Georgieva
Denise Grantz Bastianini

Audrey Hinkle
Hristina Ioncheva
Kathy Maron-Wood
Frances Mavretic Wieloch
Anton Mirtchev
Hristo Penev
Violeta Vassileva

Samantha Bastianini
Peter Djalaliev
Mariana Dotchev
Boris Georgiev
Antonia Georgieva
Denise Grantz BastianiniAudrey Hinkle
Hristina Ioncheva
Kathy Maron-Wood
Frances Mavretic Wieloch
Anton Mirtchev
Hristo Penev
Violeta Vassileva

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