Our members are our most important asset, and we are grateful for every one of you. Your active participation as a Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc. member helps provide many services throughout our local dance and music community. Maintaining gifts and memberships are simple ways to increase your annual giving.
Your contribution to the Friend of Greenfield Dance supports a lively and vibrant community of music and dance in Greenfield. A membership helps support the Friends from January-December. We typically hold our annual membership renewal event at our Fall Frolic Dance in November. Join us!
2018 membership Levels:
$40 Family (2 adults + minor children)
$20 Students & Seniors (over 65)
$1,000 Lifetime membership (up to 1 person)
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Friends of Greenfield Dance, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
Friend of Greenfield Dance, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Contributions above the cost of membership are fully tax-deductible.
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.
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.
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…
Dance to an all-star cast of musicians and callers, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. More details to come!