About the DFO

The DanceFlurry Organization (Hudson-Mohawk Traditional Dances, Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and inspiring people through traditional music and dance. We are a 501(C)(3)tax-exempt organization, and are registered with the Charities Bureau of the State of New York Office of the Attorney General.

Our job is to help, inspire, educate, enable and protect our traditional dance and music legacy. Grants are available.

In July 2006 the organization’s Board held a retreat to focus on our mission and core values. More about the history of the DFO.

Our mission is now clearly defined as ‘connecting and inspiring (people) through traditional music and dance’.

Our core values are:

- supporting traditional music and dance from diverse cultures;

- creating community by encouraging social interaction;

- presenting dance as a healthy, educational, creative, and fun experience;

- developing the talents of local musicians, dancers, and instructors.

We try to act as a catalyst for individuals and groups who want to develop traditional music and dance events in our region.

We support local traditional dance organizations with:

  • startup money and expertise for new dance series;
  • emergency support for dance events that are having difficulty;
  • assistance in enabling a smooth transition of leadership positions;
  • ongoing assistance through financial support, marketing and encouragement.

In addition to the annual Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, the organization sponsors numerous year-round activities in the Capital-Saratoga region: Dances, Musical Jam Sessions, Workshops, Scholarships, Educational programs in schools.