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! Upcoming 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).

Learn More

Latest News

  • Caller’s Workshop Series: Fall 2018

    Posted by Jessica Schultz 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.

    Read More

  • 2017 Friends’ Events

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on December 13, 2017

    By Liz Sturgen

    One of the most visible things the Friends of Greenfield Dance does is put on special events! These are the products of the hardworking Events Committee, currently composed of Liz Sturgen, Katie Olmstead, and Kate Kelliher, with the help and support of the FGD board members.

    Read More

  • Hambo Returns to the Grange

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on November 20, 2017

    By Orin Nisenson

    What is a Hambo? Hambo is a traditional dance that originated in Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a couple dance in 3/4 time, danced to music played with a strong accent on the first beat and a tempo that varies from moderate to fast (100 to 120 beats per minute). The Hambo is a dance with a fixed pattern and tunes almost always have a corresponding eight measure structure.

    Read More

FGD Events

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…

May312019

Greenfield Special Dance

7:30-11pm

Brattleboro Music Center (BMC) Celtic Mega Band led by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy with Nils Fredland calling.

May112019

Annual Grange Clean-up

10am-2pm

Many hands make light work when we all come together to help clean our beloved Guiding Star Grange dance hall. Join us for this once-a-year cleaning event.