friends of Greenfield Dance

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

We provide a platform of dialogue and support for all dance organizers at the Guiding Star Grange. We encourage a friendly atmosphere with welcoming opportunities for newcomers and regular dancers alike. Learn more about us.

Come to a dance! Upcoming dances are available by checking the Guiding Star Grange Calendar of Events. An overview of all dances held in Greenfield is also available for download (PDF).

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Latest News

  • 2017 Friends’ Events

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on December 13, 2017

    By Liz Sturgen

    One of the most visible things the Friends of Greenfield Dance does is put on special events! These are the products of the hardworking Events Committee, currently composed of Liz Sturgen, Katie Olmstead, and Kate Kelliher, with the help and support of the FGD board members.

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  • Hambo Returns to the Grange

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on November 20, 2017

    By Orin Nisenson

    What is a Hambo? Hambo is a traditional dance that originated in Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a couple dance in 3/4 time, danced to music played with a strong accent on the first beat and a tempo that varies from moderate to fast (100 to 120 beats per minute). The Hambo is a dance with a fixed pattern and tunes almost always have a corresponding eight measure structure.

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  • Greenfield Dance Organizers’ October Meeting

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on October 25, 2017

    by Julie Bermant

    The Organizers of the Dances at the Guiding Star Grange met for the 4th time on October 23, 2017, organized by the Friends of Greenfield Dance (FGD) board. 

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FGD Events

Mar312018

Sixth annual Contra PROMenade

7:30pm-11:30pm

Music by the Cosmic Otters
Calling by Gaye Fifer

Dec312017

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance

8pm-12:30am

Music by Larry Unger and George Wilson
Calling by George Marshall

Nov182017

Hambo Workshop with Jennifer Brosious and Laine Harris

4-6pm

That feeling of spinning, counter-balancing with your partner, at times almost airborn – it just can’t be beat!