friends of Greenfield Dance

Caller’s Workshop Series: Fall 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to call contra dances? Learn from Bob Isaacs!

  • Teaching for all levels
  • Choreography
  • Planning a full evening
  • Working with musicians
  • Calling medleys
  • Getting to the next level

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. There will also be an opportunity for some students to call a dance or two at the Fall Frolic at the Grange on November 4.

Cost is $80 -100 (with scholarships available) (includes a 90 page instruction manual). This series is limited to 12 students.

Please email Julie Bermant with questions or to indicate interest. Pre-registration is required.

This event it supported in part by the Outreach Fund of the Country Dance and Song Society.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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FGD Events

Oct062018

Flourishes Workshop

3:30-5:30pm

Topics will depend on the interests of the students, but could include flourishes into and out of swings, chains, roll-aways, and more! Teaching by Ryan Carollo and Ashley Tardif will emphasize consent and include techniques to decline flourishes. This workshop is open to all, but will target intermediate and experienced dancers.

Nov042018

23rd Annual Fall Frolic

2-10pm

Save the Date! The Fall Frolic is the major FUNdraising event for the Friends of Greenfield Dance, with 8 hours of great music, friends, contra dancing & waltzing! Details to come…

Dec312018

New Year’s Eve Contradance

8pm-12:30am

Dance to an all-star cast of musicians and callers, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. More details to come!