friends of Greenfield Dance

Coronavirus Statement

The organizers of the Greenfield dances along with the Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors met on July 21st to take stock of where things are now. Once again, we were unanimous in deciding that we will not be resuming dancing in the next couple of months and will look farther into the fall with hopefulness. We are watching the infection rates, which are currently going up, and we feel it remains essential to care for our community by waiting a while longer to dance together. We are still certain that we will require proof of vaccination, so if you have been hesitant, please notice all your friends and family who did fine with getting their shots, and join them in being safe by getting vaccinated.

Meanwhile, this long span of time has given the Grange an amazing opportunity to get the dance floor refinished in a way that it couldn’t have been done if we were dancing. Wait until you see!

And have you seen the notices for our two Parking Lot Concerts? Coming up on July 30, Sarah-Hadley Yakir, Jesse Ball and Sam Zakon-Anderson will play for us. And on August 21st, Molly Tucker and Casey Murray will perform on the back porch while we spread out in the parking lot. This will be a lovely opportunity to be together.

Mostly Waltz, 1st Fridays
Wild Asparagus, 1st Saturdays
Swinging Star, 2nd Fridays
Tophill Dances, 2nd and 4th Saturdays
The Guiding Star Contra Dance Ensemble, 3rd Fridays
The Moving Violations, 3rd Saturdays
Experienced Contra Dance Series, 4th Fridays
Fifth Saturdays, Contras
Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors

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).

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Latest News

June 6 Covid update

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on June 6, 2021.

The organizers of the Greenfield dances along with the Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors have decided to wait until at least the fall to resume holding dances. We are watching the numbers as the country reopens and people start traveling. The health and safety of every dancer and performer are paramount. Summer is… (Read more…)

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Elly’s Gifts

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on November 9, 2020.

The Grange has received a generous donation of furniture and other items from our dear friend, Elly Bruckner Marshall. Her donation has inspired us to hold our first community online yard sale to benefit the Grange. Please see our flier below for more information, or look at the items for sale here. Elly’s Gifts

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By Maura Morrison. Posted on October 16, 2020.

The coronavirus has had a huge impact around the world, across the country and in our local communities. As for our dance community, the dances held at the Guiding Star Grange have come to a screeching halt. We miss the music, the dancing, and especially, each other. In the meantime, our Friends board members have… (Read more…)

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