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Flurry Festival At Saratoga Hilton Hotel

FlurryYoga (GM)
Sunday 8:45 am - 9:45 am Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
Liza Constable has studied yoga for decades, and has over 600 hrs of certification in the yoga discipline.
- Liza Constable

8-Count Figures and Fancy Moves (IS)
Sunday 9:30 am - 10:30 am Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
Are you already comfortable with your basic six count figures? Time to challenge yourself! In this class we will learn some basic eight count movements and then end with some flashier combinations. Bring your thinking cap and a thirst for knowledge!
- Samantha and Brian
Brian Lawton, Samantha Lawton

Gospel Harmony Sing (GM)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:15 am Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
Participatory harmony singing of gospel, spirituals, and gospel-style secular songs. Some songs we will have folks harmonize by ear, others we will teach the harmonies.
- Peter and Mary Alice amidon
Mary Alice amidon, Peter amidon

Swedish Fiddle Workshop (IS)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hilton Broadway 4
Come and learn a couple of our favorite tunes to play for slängpolska dancers!
- lydia and Andrea
lydia ievins, Andrea Larson

Good Morning Waltz Jam (GM)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hilton Pavilion
Start your day with some beautiful waltzes. Open jam for all levels.
- Nova
Kathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest Witman

World Dance in Schools (C)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hilton Phila
Workshop for teachers and community leaders who wish to bring multi-cultural dance and movement into schools to be integrate with curriculum and enhance learning
- The Vanaver Caravan Dance and Music Company, Paul Rosenberg
Alena Brocker, Toby Stover, Miranda ten Broeke, Bill Vanaver, Livia Drapkin Vanaver, Paul Rosenberg

L'histoire de Babar (EF)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hilton Travers
Francis Poulenc wrote this work for his young niece when she asked him to play her children's book l'histoire de Babar. With narration, piano and accordion.
- Annemieke and Jeremiah McLane
Becky Bailey, Annemieke McLane, Jeremiah McLane

Ear Training for Everyone (IM)
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Hilton Whitney
For instrumentalists, singers, and curious listeners; a workshop to sharpen the musical ears. We’ll practice aural detective work: the most basic skill behind harmonizing, improvising, composing, and finding chord progressions. The workshop will be taught entirely by ear, though singing, playing, and listening. It will incorporate an intuitive, applicable approach to basic music theory.
- Anna Patton and Andrew VanNorstrand
Anna Patton, Andrew VanNorstrand

Vocal Techniques to Expand Your Sound (IM)
Sunday 10:15 am - 11:15 am Hilton Alabama
Make your voice more versatile! Simple techniques will help you feel more confident, produce greater volume, and shape your tone in ways that serve your creative vision. Intended for people who love to sing but haven't taken voice lessons (recently). --- Hollis Easter is a trained operatic bass-baritone with decades of experience in the vocal music world--grounded in folk songs, a cappella, choral music, musical theater, and more. He's taught music in both Scotland and the USA, and he brings a background in adult learning and instructional design to the joyful task of helping others make music!
- Hollis Easter
Hollis Easter

East Coast Swing and Lindy (NM)
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:45 am Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
Join the Piggly Wigglies for a swing dance - no partner necessary! The band will be playing medium to fast tempos for lindy and east coast swing.
- The Piggly Wigglies
Bryan Brundige, Joshua Fialkoff, Jonathan Greene, Justin Henricks, Dylan Perrillo, Matt Niedbalski

Dance Organizers Unite For Discussion (C)
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Broadway 4
For a third year running, we're bringing together dance organizers to talk shop. This year we'll focus specifically on how to get new dancers, how to keep those new folks, and how to keep our regulars, as well as discuss publicity and attendance. Take a break from dancing, share ideas, learn lots and get inspired!
- Emily Addison
Emily Addison

English Country Dance Music Jam (IM)
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Pavilion
Open session for English Country Dance music. All welcome.
- Heartsease
Diane Bell, Vonnie Estes, Marilee Urbanczyk

Practicing for Performance (IM)
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Phila
Ever wondered why you can sound and feel great in the practice room, but on stage a few moments later, feel the adrenaline kick in, and experience a meltdown? Or had a piece memorized, then suddenly went blank in the middle of a competition? Or spent an hour meticulously working on a passage, only to discover the next day it’s still just hit or miss as the day before? This session will introduce you to some essential concepts from the sport and performance psychology literature. With the specific demands of a performing musician in mind, will show you exactly how to develop the ability to overcome nerves, the critic in your head, memory slips, distractions of all kinds, and play your best when the pressure’s on. Have an audition, NYSSMA trial or important gig that you want to ace? This session is for YOU!
- Wayne Fugate
Wayne Fugate

Songs of Hope and Freedom (EF)
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Travers
Reggie Harris in a concert of song. From originals to songs of Pete Seeger and others this concert is open and engaging for all ages.
- Reggie Harris
Brian Melick

Hear Banjo History (P)
Sunday 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Whitney
Ron Gordon and Paul Draper, master banjoist, will perform and discuss the development of banjo styles from the 1830s through today. We'll hand out examples, and sources/learning resources to facilitate your own banjo evolution.
- Ron Gordon
Paul Draper, Ron Gordon

Clap It! Tap It! Global Rhythm Games (GMF)
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Hilton Alabama
Learn clapping games from Trinidad, Mexico, Afghanistan, Greece, Norway, Turkey, Romania, China, Japan, and more. Experience the fun of multilingual nonsense words, changing meters, polyrhythms, and uneven phrase lengths. You can do all the games seated or standing, perfect for small spaces and people of differing abilities.
- Debby Szajnberg
Debby Szajnberg

SHOUT IT OUT: The Evolution of the Black Vocal Tradition (PG)
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
A historical and interactive program of the African-american musical experience through vocalization, sing alongs, audio/visual examples, percussion, and contextual data. Through the call and response, we'll examine foundations of African and seminal importance to american music today
- Garland Nelson
Garland Nelson

West Coast Swing Lesson (IS)
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
An intermediate-beginner class designed for those dancers with experience in swing. We'll work on a variety of turns for the leader and follower.
- Tango Fusion Dance
Diane Lachtrupp-Martinez, Johnny Martinez

Exploring Contra Rhythm (IM)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Alabama
Using the piano as an example, we'll explore aspects of playing rhythm for contra dances: phrasing, energy, matching tunes to dances, getting that drive, playing with textures and colors. All instruments welcome.
- Julie Vallimont
Julie Vallimont

Chord Basics for Mandolin (IB)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Broadway 4
Never rely on chord diagrams again! In this class, aimed at beginning mandolin students, we will cover basic harmonic theory intended to wean folks away from a reliance on chord books and diagrams and empower them with the knowledge required to confidentially find multiple ways of playing virtually any chord needed for virtually any tune likely to be encountered in Western music. A lofty goal? Perhaps ... but well within the grasp of anyone who attends this session.
- Wayne Fugate
Wayne Fugate

Big Jam With Jay and Molly (GM)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Pavilion
A jig, a reel, a swing tune, a waltz, old time? Come jam with masters of melody and rhythm....
- Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Molly Mason, Jay Ungar

Songs of Spirit (E)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Phila
A concert of traditional and original songs that draw on the Native american traditions of the Northeast. Performance will include drum, rattle, vocals in Native languages, and several different styles of Native american flutes.
- Joe and Jesse
Jesse Bruchac, Joseph Bruchac
Building a Better, Gentler World One Story at a Time (EF)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Travers
Family storytelling performance celebrating tolerance, kindness, and honoring of diversity as ways to create a better world for all.
- The Storycrafters, Alan McClintock
Jeri Burns, Barry Marshall, Alan McClintock

Fingerpick The Uke (IS)
Sunday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Hilton Whitney
Ukers can learn two styles of fingerpicking that work well on the ukulele: arpeggio and pattern picking. We'll learn the classic "Spanish Fandango" from the 1800s, and a modern song for the pattern picking. Handouts provided with web support.
- Ron Gordon

I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing (E)
Sunday 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
Music is still one of the best ways to build community and get people moving in the right direction. Come join Reggie Harris for songs that lift the heart and move the spirit.
- Reggie Harris

West Coast, Motown and More (DIM)
Sunday 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
Soul Session, a high energy and emotive ensemble, performs multi-genre soul music with entertaining command and spontaneous originality. Led by "soulist" Garland Nelson, founded on the belief that soul music is God's multicultural life-line, Soul Session heightens our organic humanity by making the audience the center of attention through call and response, dance, and praise.
- Soul Session
Jeff Calistri, Tony Garcia, Nat Giroux, Brian Kaplan, Garland Nelson, Pat Perkinson, Danny Welchel, Tim William

DADGAD Guitar Accompaniment (IS)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Alabama
Come learn the basics of playing in DADGAD tuning for dance accompaniment.
- Nova
Kathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest Witman

Music/Sound Improvisation Games (IM)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Broadway 4
For instrumentalists, singers, and anybody who can make sounds. Fun, fast-paced musical(-ish) game-pieces that are structured more like theater improv games than traditional pieces of music. We will do a few warm up games and then dig in to a more elaborate game in which participants take control of the sound and wrestle order from chaos by signaling a prompter to give the ensemble cues. This is a great structure for working on decisiveness and commitment in improvisation, and for exploring urges that may be inappropriate in politely democratic, nice-sounding jam sessions.
- Anna Patton
Anna Patton

Swing Jam (GM)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Pavilion
Open swing jam. Everyone welcome.
- Peter Davis, Don Young
Peter Davis, Don Young

Novelty Fiddle Tricks (IM)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Phila
A fun class in Trick and Fancy fiddling! Over your head, behind your back, with your toes, animal sounds, vehicle noises...
- Gretchen Koehler
Gretchen Koehler

Yodeling! (IB)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Travers
A lesson in yodeling. Identifying your voice break, learning a few yodeling patterns, and putting it all into a song.
- Ari Erlbaum
Ari Erlbaum

Contra Players: Get Your Groove On (GM)
Sunday 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Hilton Whitney
Hard-working VT trio 'Pete's Posse' (Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson), a mixture of first and second generation contradance boundary pushers, have become known for their wide variety of trad source material, originals and 'covers from deep left field' (Dylan? Doors?). They spend much rehearsal time re-casting diverse material into fresh contra sets, with great attention to honing tasty grooves for dancer feet. Bring your axe and join them for an hour of exploration down in the groove mines.
- Pete's Posse
Tristan Henderson, Oliver Scanlon, Pete Sutherland

Blues Dance Party (NM)
Sunday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
Blues dance to the deep pulse of the Fried Bananas.
- Fried Bananas
Joshua Fialkoff, Shawn Hershey, Matt Keppler, Alex Maio

New York Women Singing For Suffrage (E)
Sunday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
The american Women's Movement in New York State in Song and Story 1848-1920. With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, this one hour performance tells the story of the New York women who worked to reform the inequality of women in the new america. (Presented by Old Songs.)
- New York Women Singing For Suffrage
Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, George Wilson

Modal Magic (IS)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Alabama
Most musicians in the advanced beginner/intermediate level have heard of “the modes of the major scale” but many aren’t exactly sure what the modes are, much less how to apply them to their playing. We’ll completely de-mystify the modes of the major scale in a very easy-to-understand way. Learn about their history, how they are created from within the major scale, the unique sound that is characteristic of each one of the modes and most importantly, how to apply them to actual tunes. We’ll even take a jazz standard and as a group, play the appropriate modes over the chord changes of the tune. You’ll be amazed at how easy this is but you’ll also leave with an understanding of useful the modes can be in adding some spice to your playing!
- Wayne Fugate
Wayne Fugate

Guitar Fingerpicking 101 (For all players) (IM)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Broadway 4
Fingerpicking means anything from basic chord accompaniments to complex solo breaks and instrumentals. We'll work on strong alternating bass patterns played with your thumb that are built off the roots of chords, while playing rhythm patterns on the higher strings with your fingers. Once these rich patterns are established, we'll go over how to add melody and harmony lines, bass runs, and ideas for how to work your way into more complex arrangements. Whatever level of guitar player you may be – from beginner to advanced – if you're more comfortable with strums and flatpicks than with the fingers on your right hand, this is a good place to start expanding into fingerstyle possibilities. Participants should be able to change chords comfortably. Tablature reading will be useful but not necessary for most of the workshop.
- Cathy Winter
Cathy Winter

Saratoga Springs Fiddle Club (E)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Pavilion
Family friendly performance by the high school students of SSHS Fiddle Club
- Saratoga Springs HS Fiddle Club
Collin Broderick, Sequoia Cumming, Kathryn Cuneo, Sara Eberlin, Maggie Farr, Anna Fear, Sofia Figliomeni, Zach Gerhardt, Dylan Griffin, Patrick Hughes, Saskia Kamerling, Jessica LaBello, amanda Leske, Adam Manor, Kate Manor, Maddie McCarthy, Teddy Morey, Maya Mulford, Sofia Post, amelie Przdwecki, Thomas Przdwecki, Alexa Rahman, Catie Salisbury, Joseph Salisbury, Maddie Slavett, Sonia Susi, Clayton Trumbull, Megna Uzgare, Olivia Weeden, Jakob Wiegand, Kristia Wiegand, Emma Wrobel

Doumbek Hand Drum Workshop (IM)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Phila
In the Doumbek workshop the students will learn the language of the drum. Basic finger and hand techniques will be covered as well as Doumbek rudimental drumming patterns. The participants will gain insight into the wonderful tones this drum has.
- Joe De Paolo
Joe De Paolo

A Lonesome Sound: Country Classics (P)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Travers
A close look at the way chords, melody and performance work together to communicate the message of some classic country songs. We'll talk about lyrics and song structure, some basic music theory and explore some of the stylistic differences between country, bluegrass, western swing, folk and old-time.
- Anna Patton and Andrew VanNorstrand
Anna Patton, Andrew VanNorstrand

Embracing the Diminished Chord (IXS)
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hilton Whitney
Don't diss the diminished 7th. This dramatic chord is great for passing phrases and adding expressive embellishments to your compositions. It's also useful in creating solo arrangements. This workshop will explore this diminished chord shape on the fretboard and offer suggestions on placement and use within songs.
- Ben Carr
Ben Carr

Song on the Times: Music for Social Struggle (E)
Sunday 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Hilton Broadway 1/2/3
Windborne draws on the power music from working class movements for peoples' rights in the US and UK over 400 years, and sings them for today's struggles. Enjoy Windborne's richly harmonized arrangements, deep historical knowledge, and count on leaving moved and inspired!
- Windborne, Bill Vanaver, Reggie Harris
Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, Bill Vanaver, Reggie Harris

Farewell Blues and Swing (NM)
Sunday 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Hilton "Melita" Ballroom
From the gospel-rock of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the burning slow blues of Bessie Smith and the irresistible swing of Fats Waller, the torchy, honey voice of Annie Rosen takes center stage, with super-tight, expert backing provided by husband Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals, and Don Young on bass. They transport us back to an age when heartache, boozing, and all sorts of romantic mayhem amounted to one big stylish adventure. And, for some reason we won't examine too closely, that seems to hit the sweet spot of pretty much everyone!
- Annie And The Hedonists, Jerry Marotta
Peter Davis, Annie Rosen, Jonny Rosen, Don Young, Jerry Marotta

Bob McQuillen Memorial Jam (GM)
Sunday 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Hilton Pavilion
Come join the jam and play some of Bob's great tunes. At 5:15 the group will move to Rosenberg Hall to play "amelia's Waltz" with the Flurry All-Star Band.
- George Wilson, Toby Stover
George Wilson, Toby Stover

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