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:
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
The Friends of Greenfield Dance wishes to share with you that a winner of the Greenfield Formation Contest has not been found. Although we received a good number of submissions, none met the criteria set by our contest rules.read more
Don't forget — the 18th annual Fall Frolic, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance, is coming up soon: Sunday, November 10, 2–10 PM at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, Mass.read more
We hope you enjoy our first blog entry, the Friends of Greenfield Dance's speech given on August 25, 2013 at the Guiding Star Grange. Many participants of this Celebration and Dance Event said how much they liked the Friends' speech and so we decided to provide it to our larger audience here.read more