Feb 15, 2009
One of the region's very best participatory and musical events is taking place again this weekend in downtown Saratoga Springs. The Dance Flurry -- which was on the financial ropes just a couple of years ago due to the effects from an uninvited ice storm -- is back at it, to the delight of the mob of happy feet that have it marked on their 'must-do' calendars each and every year.
Even if one isn't a dancer (but why wouldn't you be, on this weekend at least?), the musical offerings are a fantastic treat. Digging deep into both the Americana and world music playbooks, there are always dozens of acts that you never heard of before but can be guaranteed will soothe your soul upon introduction.
For the third year in a row, I am out of state as this shindig unfolds. Now there's a problem I need to fix, pronto. In the meantime, make a point of sending a "job well done" note to the event's hard working volunteer organizers sometime in the next few days, along with a couple of dollars to support them in making it happen again.
(Photo: Timothy H Rabb, Photographer and the Dance Flurry Organization)