friends of Greenfield Dance

The Friends of Greenfield Dance supports traditional dance and music opportunities in Greenfield, MA.

Welcome to the dance community at the Guiding Star Grange. Here, we strive to accept each other’s differences while celebrating our mutual love of dance, music, community and friendship. We provide a platform of dialogue and support for all dance organizers in Greenfield and we support opportunities to strength our dance community through workshops and dances. Learn more about us.

Come to a dance! Dances at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield are run by eight different dance organizers who offer a variety of contra dances each month, on Friday and Saturday evenings. Occasional workshops are offered through the year, and special dances are held on selected Sundays.

Complete dance information is available by checking the Guiding Star Grange Calendar of Events. An overview of all monthly dances in Greenfield is also available for download (PDF).

Save the date for Fall Frolic!

It’s our 26th FUNd raising dance, the FALL FROLIC!
Brought to you by the Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc.
Music by the *fabulous* band, Cojiro!
Jess Newman (fiddle), Mark Price (guitar)
Check out a sample of their playing here:
Calling by Julian Blechner with guest appearances
If you enjoyed this trio of performers at this year’s NEFFA, you will not want to miss this event!
Sunday, November 5, 2023
Guiding Star Grange #1
401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MA
More details to come, but for now mark your calendars!! Can’t wait to see you here!
Questions? Contact gro.e1701610892cnadd1701610892leifn1701610892eergf1701610892osdne1701610892irf@s1701610892tneve1701610892


Fall Frolic- November 5th, 2-6 PM. Caller- Julian Bee; Music- Cojiro. We’ll have loads of fun! We’ll see you soon!!!

Admission will be $20-$25 sliding scale with free admission to the Fall Frolic with membership!!!

To renew your membership online, please fill out our online form, and pay your membership fee using PayPal. Please include your name and “membership” in the PayPal “Add a note” field.
Fill out the Membership and Donation Form and bring it with you to the Fall Frolic dance in November. Or, send the form with your check, via snail mail, to 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.


Greenfield Covid 19 Policy: 

PLEASE NOTE: Friends of Greenfield Dance does not have any power in changing individual dance series’ Covid policies.

To find the Covid-19 Policies of all dance series hosted at the grange, go to this table. <>

To find the ongoing dance schedule, check out the Guiding Star Grange Events Calendar (, on Facebook (The Greenfield Contra Dance is Awesome and other dance series pages) and PVCD via email.

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Latest News

Annual meeting 2023

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on March 15, 2023.

The Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors has scheduled our Annual Meeting for Thursday, May 11, at 6:45 PM via Zoom. We value your input and urge you to attend. Instructions on accessing the virtual meeting are described below. Questions under vote: Voting will take place at the Zoom meeting, with this tentative ballot:… (Read more…)

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Greenfield Dance Covid Know-Before-You-Go

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on September 25, 2022.

Please stay tuned for updates…

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Updated FGD Courtesy and Etiquette Guidelines

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on June 19, 2022.

Friends of Greenfield Dance developed and posted a new etiquette and courtesy guidelines for all your contra dance etiquette related questions. Ever wonder how to ask for someone’s pronouns? Or how much eye contact is too much? Check out the new and improved page here.

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