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).

Greenfield Covid 19 Policy: 

KF 95 masks or better are currently required to attend any and all Friends of Greenfield Dance. All Greenfield Dances require an initial vaccine series and one booster. Interested in reading more? Here is our full COVID-19 policy.

Please note that Friends of Greenfield Dance does not influence individual dance series’ covid policies. 

Proof of having the bivalent booster is required in order to attend the following dances:

  • Tophill dances (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
  • The Moving Violations (3rd Saturdays)
  • 4th Friday Experienced Contras
  • 5th Saturday Contras
  • Wednesday English Country Dances

Exceptions will be made for recent Covid infections (you have a 3 month grace period); please contact the series organizer BEFORE the event.

At this time the following series strongly recommend but do not require the bivalent:
Wild Asparagus (1st Saturdays)
Mostly Waltz (1st Fridays)
Back Row Band (3rd Fridays)
5th Friday series

At this time the following series are not requiring vaccinations:

2nd Friday Series

Come dance with us!

Let’s dance! If you’re planning on dancing and it’s been a while, please read our COVID-19 policy.

To find the ongoing dance schedule, check out the Friends of Greenfield Dance website (, 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.

PRIOR TO THE DANCE: Pre-registration is encouraged for each dance series as there are registration caps. Uploading proof of vaccination/booster during pre-registration will speed up check-in at the door. If the cap is not reached during pre-registration, you may register at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Watch publicity to know if there is… (Read more…)

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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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