friends of Greenfield Dance

Event List

Past FGD Events


New Year’s Eve in Green… field?

8:00 - 10:15pm
Let’s get together (virtually) and celebrate! 2020 is ending! 2021 is beginning! Even if we can’t dance together, we can be together, with music and dancing (or not) and laughter and joy.
The Friends of Greenfield Dance is offering a New Year’s Eve party! Since we may or may not feel like staying up until midnight (at least not on the computer), we are going with midnight, Greenland time. Greenland….Greenfield, kinda the same? It means we can party until 10 then count down to someone else’s midnight and call it our own.
Who will be there?
Music by Rachel Bell and Becky Tracy
Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson
Community by You
What to expect?
8:00- “doors” open for chatting
8:30- a mixture of dances and concert
10:00- countdown to midnight; “Ring in the New Year”
BYO party favors (noise! color! confetti!)
Fancy hats and costumes optional but fun!
Registration is required, get your zoom link here:


Flourishes Workshop – CANCELLED

3:30 - 5:30pm

Want to learn fancy contra flourishes? Come practice new options to spice up your dancing!

Topics will depend on your interests, but will likely include flourishes for swings, courtesy turns, and petronellas/roll-aways. Teaching by Ryan Carollo and Hannah Johlas will emphasize consent and safety, and will include techniques to decline flourishes.

Saturday May 2, 2020, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Guiding Star Grange #1
401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Cost: $10
Sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance


Hambo Workshop – CANCELLED


Hambo is a Swedish couple dance with two different sets of steps that make the spinning part smooth and fun.

Moving Violations’ third Saturday dance, which starts that evening at 7:30, will feature hambo music at the break so you can try out your new dance.

April 18 4-5:30
$10 admission for all

Guiding Star Grange #1
401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA



Contra PROMenade 2020


Music by Eloise & Co (Rachel Bell, Becky Tracy, and Bethany Waickman)
Calling by Gaye Fifer

$15 ($12 students/seniors/low income)($2 discount FGD members). If it’s your birthday, pay your age!

What would our prom be without photographers and our portrait set up in the basement? With more and goofier props! This year’s photographers are Ryan Carollo and Ray Sebold.

Introducing the Great Contra Cookie Bakeoff. Bring your contribution for the break.

Fun and fancy dress encouraged but not required. Please wear clean, smooth-soled shoes to protect our dance floor. We strive for a scent-free/substance free event.

Saturday February 29, 2020
7:30 to 11:30

Guiding Star Grange #1
401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA



New Year’s Eve Contra Dance


Center Street with Tim Ball, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens and Casey Murray

Guiding Stars with David Cantini, Gus Cantini, Arthur Davis, David Kaynor, Ann Percival, Donal Sheets and Cedar Stanistreet

Calling by George Marshall and Sarah VanNorstrand

December 31, 8pm – January 1, 12:30am
$15-$20 ($2 discount for FGD members with card)
Dessert potluck at the break


24th Annual Fall Frolic

Three callers: Alex Deis-Lauby, Bob Isaacs w/ Guest Caller Showcase, and Ron Blechner
Three bands: Polaris, Russet Trio, and Calico
Dance for FREE with FGD membership sign up or renewal (membership costs $25)
Non-member admission: $20
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MA


Positional Calling (Mostly!) Contra dance with Will Mentor.


Join us for an experimental contra dance on a Sunday afternoon! Instead of ladies and gents, or even larks and ravens, caller Will Mentor will teach and prompt the dance using positions on the dance floor. You’ll be invited to consider the effectiveness of positional calling and give feedback during the break and after the dance.

Music by Dave Langford and Kristen Planeaux.

All experience levels welcome.

Cost: $10 for all.

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Sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance.


Greenfield Special Dance

Brattleboro Music Center (BMC) Celtic Mega Band
Led by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy
With Nils Fredland calling
Proceeds to benefit local fiddling/calling icon, David Kaynor.
Held at the Guiding Star Grange #1
401 Chapman St.
Greenfield MA
All dances taught. Beginners welcome.
Beginners’ workshop 7:30pm, dance 8-11pm
Suggested donation $10
Sponsored in part by Friends of the Greenfield Dance
Can’t get there to contribute? Visit and make a donation to the Celtic Class Kaynor Fundraiser.


Annual Grange Clean-up


Many hands make light work when we all come together to help clean our beloved Guiding Star Grange dance hall. Join us for this once-a-year cleaning event.


Contra PROMenade

Music by Calluna (Jesse Ball, Gus Cantieni, Eileen O’Grady)
Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson
Admission $15  ($12 student/senior/low income)
Fun and fancy dress encouraged but not required!
Sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance.