Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc. (FGD) is a non-profit organization . . .
. . . The organization’s overall purpose is to provide educational and charitable programs, which improve the number and quality of dance and music opportunities in the Greenfield, Massachusetts area. The organization is primarily interested in supporting the development of traditional dance forms such as: Contra, English Country, Folk, Cajon, Clogging, Irish Step, Morris, Mummers, Scandinavian Couples, Square, Swing, Waltz, and Zydeco. Thus, we are focused on four strands of activity:
Please come and celebrate the coming of the New Year with your favorite dancers and musicians. On Saturday, December 31st kick up your heels to the exciting music of Julie Valemont, Rachel Bell, Dave Langford, Stuart Kenny, and Matthew Kenny, with dances called by Marguerite Durant.read more
This coming Sunday, the 19th Annual Fall Frolic will be held at the Guiding Star Grange, featuring 8 hours of fabulous contra dancing, with three bands, SIX callers, food, crafts, and more! Check out the awesome talent lineup below!read more
To all member of Friends of Greenfield Dance, and those who would like to become members, I invite you to our Annual Meeting on April 12th, 6:30 at the Grange. There will be the usual (very) short reports from officers, and election to the Board. More importantly, the Board has decided to initiate discussions on "safe dancing" as our focus for the coming year, and we'd really like to hear from you to start us off. FGD has found we are not alone in this concern. There is a wealth of material from other groups so we are not re-inventing the wheel. Please come to the Annual Meeting and join the discussion. Pizza will be provided by the Friends; bring a potluck dessert if you like.read more
Val LaBelle is moving in January, 2014, to Merrimac, MA to be closer to her twin grandchildren. With the move pending, she has resigned as President of Friends of Greenfield Dance, formerly known as Friends of the Guiding Star Grange, a position she has held through several years of transformation. During this time Friends of Greenfield Dance has become a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, standing on its own; up-dated its by-laws; accepted by the State under its nonprofit insurance program; instituted regular business practices in dealings with grantees.read more