You don’t have to love dancing in order to enjoy the Dance Flurry Festival this weekend in Saratoga Springs. In fact, you can just sit back and listen to a whole bunch of fabulous music without ever kicking up your heels.
Taking place at a wide assortment of venues throughout Saratoga Springs all weekend long, the fest gets underway at 7pm on Friday with music from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Swingology, Cajun band Magnolia, the Alan Thomson Little Big Band, Teresa Broadwell & Thrivin’ On a Riff and more.
Saturday’s session is the motherlode with music and dancing starting at 9am and running straight through ’til 1am at 16 different locations around town – workshops, dance instruction, concerts, dance parties, storytelling, kids’ activities and lots, lots more. It starts all over again at 9am on Sunday before things finally wind down at 6pm Sunday.
There are gazillions of great things to do and see and hear at the Dance Flurry Festival. Here are just a few suggestions:
Cajun Dance Party with Magnolia at the City Center Meeting Room 2 at 9:45pm on Friday
Swing Dance Party with Teresa Broadwell & Thrivin’ On a Riff at the Hilton Melita Ballroom at 10pm on Friday
The Nine Lives of the Banjo with David Kiphuth at the Hilton High Rock Room at 10:30am on Saturday
Shape Note Sing with the Amidons at the Hilton Broadway Room at 10:45am on Saturday
Zydeco Dance Party with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at the Hilton Melita Ballroom at 2:15pm on Saturday
Yiddish Jug Band with the Oy Vey! Band at Temple Sinai at 2:15pm on Saturday
Swing & Blues with the Duke Robillard Band featuring Sunny Crowover at the Parting Glass at 3:30pm on Saturday
Songs of Spirit with Joseph and Jesse Bruchac at Caffe Lena at 4pm on Saturday
Hoofing It: The Joy of Tap Dancing with Rod Ferrone at the Saratoga Music Hall at 4:45pm on Saturday
Honky Tonk Dance Hall with Girl Howdy at the City Center Meeting Room 2 at 4:45pm on Saturday
Lincoln & Liberty with Lost Radio Rounders at the Hilton Travers Room at 7:10pm on Saturday
Late Night Vaudeville with Peter Siegel & Friends at the Hilton High Rock Room at 10:30pm on Saturday
Acoustic Blues Guitar with the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society at the Hilton Alabama Room at 3:10pm on Sunday
Street Corner Doo-Wop Sing with the Reminisants at the Hilton Pavilion at 4pm on Sunday
So you can definitely have a great, great time at the Dance Flurry without ever stepping onto the dance floor. But you’d better bring along your dancin’ shoes because chances are good that the music’s gonna move ya…