We are a Bulgarian Folk Dance Ensemble based in Washington, D.C. passionate
for creating joy in the community through the art of dance
To preserve the rich Bulgarian folk-dance tradition, and to
enhance the awareness of Bulgarian folk arts (including dance,
music, song and rhythm) throughout the U.S. and the world.
What we offer
Weekly group classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced levels
Professional performances at festivals, shows, private events, and more
Social dance events called “Vecherinka” to bring the community together
Why Bulgarian dancing?
Gain a strong sense of belonging to the Bulgarian (Balkan) community
Stay fit by exercising in a sustainable, fun and exciting way
Meet new friends from a rich variety of nationalities and backgrounds
Embrace your creativity in the art of social dance
Keep your brain sharp with learning techniques and routines
Join the Fun
Everyone is invited to join our community! Whether you are in
it for the culture, health, social, arts or mind – the Zharava
family welcomes you with open arms!