friends of Greenfield Dance

Event List

Past FGD Events

May022020

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

Apr182020

Hambo Workshop – CANCELLED

4-5:30pm

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

Questions? events@friendsofgreenfielddance.org

Feb292020

Contra PROMenade 2020

7:30-11:30pm

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

Questions? events@friendsofgreenfielddance.org

Dec312019

New Year’s Eve Contra Dance

8pm-12:30am

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

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

Oct062019

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

2-5pm

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.

May312019

Greenfield Special Dance

7:30-11pm
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 https://bmcvt.org/give-now/ and make a donation to the Celtic Class Kaynor Fundraiser.

May112019

Annual Grange Clean-up

10am-2pm

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.

Mar302019

Contra PROMenade

7:30pm-11:30pm
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.

Dec312018

New Year’s Eve Contradance

8pm-12:30am

New Year’s Eve, on a night when you probably have many options, you’ll find that the Guiding Star Grange is offering the best of musicians, callers and YOU, our community. It is a special night to come together and dance in the new year with your friends and dance buddies. It’s always a packed house and high energy.

This year, we have two bands and two callers:

CALLUNA with Jesse Ball, Eileen O’Grady and Gus Cantieni

GUIDING STARS with David Cantieni, Ann Percival, Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets and Mark Roberts

Calling for us are GEORGE MARSHALL and DELA MURPHY.

Cost is $15-$20 ($2 discount for FGD members with membership card)

DESSERT POTLUCK at the break.

As usual, please bring clean smooth-soled shoes to protect our beautiful dance floor.
We strive to be scent and substance free.

Presented for you by the FRIENDS OF THE GREENFIELD DANCE.

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