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).

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FGD Events

Dec312019

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance

8pm-12:30am

Playing: Center Street and Guiding Stars
Calling: George Marshal and TBA

Feb292020

Contra PROMenade 2020

7:30-11:30pm

Save the date! Contra Prom 2020 will feature Gaye Fifer and Eloise & Company! More details to come…

Latest News

Why should I join the Friends of Greenfield Dance?

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on November 1, 2019.

Who are the Friends of Greenfield Dance? “The Friends” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational and cultural organization focused on promoting folk dance in the Greenfield, MA area. Our goals are to: promote and support the development of cultural programs of music and dance; facilitate cooperation among musicians and dance community members; maximize participation in dance events.

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Connect with the Pioneer Valley Contra Dance (PVCD) listserve

By Orin Nisenson. Posted on October 31, 2019.

If you’ve been dancing in the Valley a while, chances are you’ve heard about or are already signed up for the Pioneer Valley Contra Dance (PVCD) listserve which I administer and moderate independently as a benefit to the community. If you are already a subscriber to the PVCD list (on Yahoo) or want to join, you will need to make a change in your subscription to stay connected.

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Caller’s Workshop Series: Fall 2018

By Jessica Schultz. Posted on April 23, 2018.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to call contra dances? Learn from Bob Isaacs! The series will be run 4 Saturdays in the Fall: 9/15, 9/29, 10/20, and 11/3/18, 12:00-4:00 PM at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield.

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