friends of Greenfield Dance

Events

Here is the Guiding Star Grange calendar of events. Check it out to find other dances going on at the Grange. 

Past FGD Events

May082024

FGD Annual Meeting

6:45-8:45pm

Our Friends of Greenfield dance annual meeting will be May 8th at 6:45! All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Meeting link here: https://zoom.us/j/8545976827?pwd=Y3JNWFluaTZjYitoZXFHV2U0NDY2dz09

Mar232024

Contra Prom

3 to 10pm

Time- Afternoon 3-5 PM English Country Dancing; dinner break from 5-7 PM;
Evening 7-10 PM Contra Dancing
Music- Crossover Trio; English Caller- Bridget Whitehead; Contra Caller- Annie
Kidwell; Sound: TBA

Admission fee-
English- suggested price $15; sliding scale $10-15.

Contra- suggested price $20; sliding scale $15-20.
Attending both- suggested price $30; sliding scale $20-30.

 

KN95 or Equivalent masks required, no vaccination required

Due to the concerns of our community that include immunocompromised individuals, intergenerational folks, and at-risk workers, the Friends of Greenfield Dance reserve the right at any given time to set COVID policies for FGD events based on but not limited to: community exposure, wastewater numbers indicating the number of COVID cases in Greenfield, and environmental variables. 

2/14/24

Nov052023

Fall Frolic!!

2:00pm -6:00pm

Fall Frolic- November 5th, 2-6 PM. Caller- Julian Bee; Music- Cojiro. We’ll have loads of fun! We’ll see you soon!!!

Admission will be $20-$25 sliding scale with free admission to the Fall Frolic with membership!!!

Vaccinations are encouraged but not required; N95, KN95 or KF94 masks required.

2024 Membership Levels:
$25 Individual
$40 Family
$20 Students & Seniors (over 65)
$1,000 Lifetime membership (up to 1 person)

To renew your membership online, please fill out our online form, and pay your membership fee using PayPal. Please include your name and “membership” in the PayPal “Add a note” field.
Fill out the Membership and Donation Form and bring it with you to the Fall Frolic dance in November. Or, send the form with your check, via snail mail, to 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Oct212023

Hambo Workshop

3:00-5:00pm

Friends of the Grange is excited to announce a Hambo Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 21st from 3:00 to 5:30 pm; Instructor- Tom Roby;  music provided by Ron Grosslein and Van Kaynor.

Vaccinations are encouraged but not required; N95, KN95 or KF94 masks required

Admission will be set at $15-$20 sliding scale

Aug132023

Special August Sunday Dance

2:00-5:00pm

August 13th 2-5 PM – Caller- Alex Deis-Lauby; Music- Cecily Mills (cello), Helen Kuhur (guitar), Rohan Weeden (fiddle)

Special Sunday Dance come one come all!!!

-Masks: N-95 series or similar required.
-Vaccination: encouraged but not required

May112023

Friends of Greenfield Dance Annual Meeting

6:45 pm

The Friends of Greenfield Dance Board of Directors has scheduled our Annual Meeting for Thursday, May 11, at 6:45 PM via Zoom. We value your input and urge you to attend. Instructions on accessing the virtual meeting are described below.

Questions under vote:
Voting will take place at the Zoom meeting, with this tentative ballot:

These three candidate up for election to the Board. Do you vote to appoint the following candidates to the Board of Directors? (Yes or No)

a. Provisional board member: Suzanne Patnaude, eligible for first 3 year term

b. Provisional board member: Kristen Falk, eligible for first 3 year term

c. New board member:: Matthew Perry

Other agenda items:

  1. Secretary’s Report (Maura)
  2. Treasurer’s Report (Kate)
  3. Events Committee (Raine)
  4. Safety and Community Culture
  5. Other topics suggested by members for discussion

Instructions to access Zoom meeting You can join the Zoom meeting from a computer (video or just audio) or from any telephone (audio). If joining by computer, click this link:

https://zoom.us/j/8545976827pwd=Y3JNWFluaTZjYitoZXFHV2U0NDY2dz09 and enter Meeting ID: 854 597 6827 and meeting Passcode: 767749 if prompted.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you on May 11!

Mar312023

Junior Contra PROMenade

8:00pm to 11:00pm
Contra PROMenade is back! Please join us for Junior Prom!
Music by the Greenfield Mega Band- including but not limited to Jesse Ball, David Cantieni, Gus Cantieni, Eileen O’Grady, Ann Percival, Kristen Planeaux, Cedar Stanistreet, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, and Sarah-Hadley Yakir and Calling by George Marshall
401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
$15-$20 sliding scale ($2 discount FGD members)
Preregistration strongly encouraged- attendance will be capped at 150 attendees. Walk-ins accepted if cap is not reached.
https://forms.gle/Q9URanPVVRpCjnvi8
All ages and experience levels welcome!
Fun and fancy dress encouraged but not required!
In lieu of a dessert potluck, please feel free to bring snacks to enjoy outside during the break (cookies are always a delight).
Please wear clean, smooth-soled shoes to protect our dance floor.
We strive for a scent-free/substance free event.
COVID Policy Highlights: N-95 masks or similar required. Initial vaccination series required, plus booster received after September 1st, 2022. Medical exemptions for BOOSTERS ONLY will be considered on a case by case basis with pre-event approval (contact gro.e1718737487cnadd1718737487leifn1718737487eergf1718737487osdne1718737487irf@s1718737487tneve1718737487). Attendance will be capped at 150. For our full policy please see http://www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org/covid-19-policy/

Nov062022

Fall Frolic at the Grange

2:00pm-6:00pm

Our Friends of Greenfield Dance is delighted  to announce the 2022 Fall Frolic and 2023 Annual Membership Drive will be held this year on Sunday, November 6, from 2-6 PM. 

Bob Isaacs will be back again with his Guest Caller Showcase and the music will be provided live by the illustrious Jesse Ball and Friends.

This dance is free with a 2023 membership to the Friends of Greenfield Grange or $20 for nonmembers. As always, we welcome newcomers and experienced dancers alike.

Our membership fees remain at $25 per individual, $20 for seniors and students, $40 for family memberships consisting of 2 adults and minor children and $1,000 for lifetime members. Memberships will be active through December 31, 2023. If you want to sign up prior to the Fall Frolic, please fill out the 2023 Membership Form on our Donate page or fill out the online form. Non-members can attend the dance with an admission fee of $20.

Dec312020

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: https://bit.ly/GreenfieldNYE

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