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:
The Friends of Greenfield Dance, developed two documents intended to ensure the safety of all dancers and encourage individual empowerment. These documents can be found posted in the bathrooms during dances, and are available in longer form on the table of handouts and sometimes at the entrance. Additionally, pdf versions of these documents will be posted on the Friends website for anyone to download.
We welcome your thoughtful, constructive feedback on these documents as we continue our work to create a safe and welcoming space for all dancers in our community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Greenfield Dance, on behalf of the entire dance community of musicians, callers, and dancers in the Greenfield area, would like to thank the anonymous donors who helped contribute to the acquisition of a new sound system for the Grange Hall. With the leadership and perseverance of Will Loving and Ed Howe, hours of research, installation time and vision, we are grateful this new system is in place. And we thank you, members of the Friends whose support of the Friends also helped to fund this acquisition.read more
Thank you to the many volunteers who help keep the Friends of Greenfield Dance strong!read more
The Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors has been strengthening and growing. David Blake, Suzanne Pataude, Jessica Schultz and Nell Wright have all agreed to join in our work. We say a fond farewell to our dedicated past President, Claire Bateman, who is no longer on the Board. We extend our gratitude to Liz Sturgen who continues on the Board, but has stepped down as Secretary after many years of service. We also thank Julie Bermant who served us as Treasurer and is replaced by David Blake. Incoming Board member Jessica Schultz is now serving as President, and Nell Wright has replaced Liz as Secretary.read more