friends of Greenfield Dance


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

Upcoming FGD Events


Hambo Workshop


Friends of the Grange is excited to announce a Hambo Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 21st from 3:00ish to 5:00ish pm; Instructor- Tom Roby; Music TBD


Fall Frollic!!

2:00pm -6:00pm

Fall Frolic- November 5th, 2-6 PM. Caller- Luke Danforth; Music- Cojiro  Save the date!

Past FGD Events


Special August Sunday Dance


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


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: 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!


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.
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.e1695311698cnadd1695311698leifn1695311698eergf1695311698osdne1695311698irf@s1695311698tneve1695311698). Attendance will be capped at 150. For our full policy please see


Fall Frolic at the Grange


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.


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