friends of Greenfield Dance

About

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)
  • Maura Morrison (Secretary)
  • David Blake (Treasurer)
  • Stephen Ball
  • Hannah Johlas
  • Lorraine Kane
  • Liz Nelson
  • Orin Nisenson
  • Nell Wright

Members of the dance community are welcome to attend Friends of Greenfield Dance board meetings. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month. Note that locations and times may vary. Please email us to verify meeting time and location.

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.

FGD Events

Nov032019

24th Annual Fall Frolic

2-10pm

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

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…