friends of Greenfield Dance


The Friends of Greenfield Dance objectives are threefold: to promote and support the development of cultural programs of music and dance; to facilitate cooperation among musicians and dance community members; and to maximize participation in dance events.

We work in collaboration with eight dance organizers who organize the dances at the Guiding Star Grange each month. Our work supports a vibrant culture of dancers, musicians and callers who travel from near and far to join our dances.

The current Board of Directors for the Friends is:

  • Jessica Schultz (President)
  • Ryan Carollo (Vice-President)
  • Nell Wright (Secretary)
  • David Blake (Treasurer)
  • Julie Bermant
  • Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens
  • David Cantieni
  • Orin Nisenson
  • Norma Patten
  • Suzanne Patnaude
  • Liz Sturgen

Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc. bylaws are available here.

A Brief History 

Originally known as the Friends of the Guiding Star Grange, fondly nicknamed “The Friends,” the organization was founded in 1995.

In 2013, under recommendations from our Board of Directors, members of the Friends ratified significant changes to our by-laws, including a name change, which now provide greater clarity and a higher level of transparency as well as making us compliant with federal guidelines. The organization was incorporated as the Friends of Greenfield Dance on March 28, 2013.

Latest News

FGD Events


22nd Annual Fall Frolic

2:00pm - 10:00pm

The Fall Frolic is the major FUNdraising event for the Friends of Greenfield Dance, with 8 hours of great music, friends, contra dancing & waltzing! SCHEDULE 2:00-4:30 Dugan Murphy, calling Music: Riff Raff- Jesse Ball, Everest Witman, Matt Kenney, and Julie Metcalf 4:45-7:15 Alexandra Deis-Lauby, calling Music: Cloud Ten- Donal Sheets, Cedar Stanistreet, and Ness… (Read more…)