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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Dance the Weekend Away in Saratoga: February 15 through 17

The 32nd annual Flurry Festival will be held on President’s Day Weekend, February 15 through 17, at the Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Hilton, with more performances and workshops scheduled at Parting Glass Pub, Putnam Den and Excelsior Springs. 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. Vendors sell fun dance wear and shoes, and food options include vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.

This year’s diverse lineup includes programs for families with young children and teens, featuring international music, singing, jamming, storytelling, square dancing, movement games, sing-a-longs and more. Teens get their own contra dance, Irish set dance, techno contra dance, talent showcase, jam session, world dance and body percussion workshops.

Among the live concerts and performances will be the Vanaver Caravan’s World Dance Festival and the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers. There will be music instruction and jamming all weekend long, including workshops for guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele and percussion, plus tune workshops and jamming for all instruments.

Tickets are available online until Feb. 8 and at the door. Passes and discounts are available. For more information, visit