By Orin Nisenson — March 28, 2017
The Friends of Greenfield Dance is happy to announce that we will be offering a class in CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) this spring.
This certificate CPR Course teaches participants how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke, head injury, choking, and electrocution. In addition to CPR and choking relief, use of an AED is also taught. This course is 2 hours in length and costs $40/person.
This course will be taught by Nicole Thurrell, Recreation Therapist and Wilderness EMT. Nicole worked for almost a decade in wilderness therapy and residential treatment as a field instructor, health director, and admissions director. She has been an adventure racer, an ambulance worker, a clinician for kids with Autism, a raft guide, wilderness guide, kindergarten teacher, ropes course facilitator, and a mom. She lives in the Solar Village in Greenfield, MA.
Classes will be held at The Guiding Star Grange. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WW22P27 to register for this class. Please pick what dates you are available to take this class.
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.
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.
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.
Many hands make light work when we all come together to help clean our beloved Guiding Star Grange dance hall.