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Resources

Dances in Greenfield
For a calendar of dance events in Greenfield, please check the 
Guiding Star Grange Events Calendar.

View a list (pdf) of all Friday and Saturday dances in Greenfield.


Regional Dances
If you are traveling or new to the area, please check out other dances in our region.


Safe Dancing Resources
Please review our safe dancing etiquette resources.


Where to Stay
Visiting our dances? Check out our list of ideas to help locate lodging.


Connect with Us on Facebook
The Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc. (our page) OR The Greenfield Contra Dance is Awesome


Pioneer Valley Contra Dance (PVCD) List Serve
To stay up-to-date on upcoming dances, including any weather related or unexpected cancellations, we recommend joining the PVCD list serve. This list is managed by a moderator.

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Music from Dances
Dancing at the Grange CD is available for purchase.


Other Dance Organizations and Resources
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS)

National Folk Organization (NFO)

Latest News

  • Caller’s Workshop Series: Fall 2018

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on April 23, 2018

    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.

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  • 2017 Friends’ Events

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on December 13, 2017

    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.

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  • Hambo Returns to the Grange

    Posted by Jessica Schultz on November 20, 2017

    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.

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FGD Events

Nov042018

23rd Annual Fall Frolic

2-10pm

It’s our 23rd annual FUNdraising dance, the FALL FROLIC. Brought to you by the Friends of the Greenfield Dance and including 8 hours of great music, friends, contra dancing and waltzing to the wonderful music of Blue November, Stomp Rocket, and Center Street!

Dec312018

New Year’s Eve Contradance

8pm-12:30am

Dance to an all-star cast of musicians and callers, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. More details to come!