Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:04

Flurry Festival This Weekend: Feb. 15-17

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 32nd annual Flurry Festival will take place Feb. 15 -17. 

The Flurry is internationally known as a destination for dancers and music lovers of all ages, featuring more than 300 performers, five venues, and more than 250 events.

Festival headquarters are located at the Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Hilton Hotel, with more performances and workshops scheduled at Parting Glass Pub, Putnam Den, and Excelsior Springs. 

The 2019 schedule includes a diverse lineup of programs for families with young children, teens, as well as international music, singing, jamming, storytelling and dance events for all ages. 

Young children and their families can take part in fun family dances, square dancing, storytelling, movement games, sing-a-longs, and much more. Teens will have their very own youth-only contra dance, youth-only Irish set dance, techno contra dances, teen level sing-a-longs and story tellings, a teen talent showcase, teen jam session, world dance for teens, body percussion workshops, unlimited contra dancing, swing dancing, and international experiences with music, song, and dance.

Along with the traditional weekend-filled non-stop contra and swing, programming includes dance styles such as French, Balkan, African, Indian, Irish, Scottish, English, and more. Many styles have instruction available for beginners on up and there is no need to bring a partner.

Music instruction and jamming will take place all weekend long, including workshops for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Ukulele, Percussion, and tune workshops and jamming for all instruments.  Instrument check is available on site all weekend long for those bringing instruments.  Participatory singing and storytelling are woven through the weekend. 

To see a full schedule of events and learn more about the festival, and tickets, go to: www.flurryfestival.org. 

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