friends of Greenfield Dance

2017 Friends’ Events

By Liz Sturgen. Posted on December 13, 2017.

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.

In 2017, the FGD hosted the 5th annual Contra PROMenade, a special Sunday Challenging Contra with Bob Isaacs, the 22nd annual Fall Frolic, a special hambo workshop, and coming up soon, the New Year’s Eve dance.

The Fall Frolic has a special place in our hearts. It is our annual membership drive/fundraiser dance, when we reach out to invite local dancers to become stakeholders in the Friends and the Guiding Star Grange dance community. The money we raise through memberships, donations, and special events such as these help support our mission to support the organizers of all the dance series at the Grange, as well as enhancements to the building itself. At each year’s Frolic, three bands and three callers gather some of the best that contra dancing has to offer, including often showcasing up-and-coming bands and callers that will be the stars of the future.

We are already looking forward to New Year’s Eve, the 2018 Prom and Fall Frolic, and who knows what other exciting surprises? The FGD will also be facilitating a series of callers’ workshops taught by renowned caller Bob Isaacs. Watch for more info about all these events throughout the year.

If you would like to become involved with helping put on these great events, please contact us. We always need volunteers, hosts for out of town performers and dancers, and future committee members.

FGD Events


24th Annual Fall Frolic


Three callers: Alex Deis-Lauby, Bob Isaacs w/ Guest Caller Showcase, and Ron Blechner Three bands: Polaris, Russet Trio, and Calico Admission: Dance for FREE with FGD membership sign up or renewal (membership costs $25) Non-member admission: $20 Sunday, November 3, 2019 2-10pm Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MA


New Year’s Eve Contra Dance


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


Contra PROMenade 2020


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