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.
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.
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. The purpose of this “group” is to have a friendly and open forum to announce any events of interest to the contra dance community, to arrange for car pooling, get directions and/or information on other dances and any other ideas, thoughts or concerns you want to share with other members.
NOTE: The listserve using Yahoo groups is currently being phased out. You can be sure to stay up-to-date by subscribing to both the Yahoo groups and groups.io versions (see below) until the full transition has been completed. Please pardon any duplicate postings during this transition phase.
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NOTE: The PVCD list serve is beginning a move from yahoo groups to groups.io as of October, 2019. Please follow the instructions below to sign up for the “new” listserve.
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To subscribe to the new site please send a blank email to PVCD+oi.sp1582422710uorg@1582422710ebirc1582422710sbus1582422710 You will then get an email response asking you to respond by just replying.
Your first post will be monitored and approved before it will get posted, but after that it should go through without delay. This is a groups.io requirement. Please sign your posts.
The default setting is that any reply to an email will go to the whole list. If you want to respond to an individual, their email should be visible somewhere in the email or header. Another reason to sign you name to each email you send as well as contact info if you want a private response.
Music from Dances
Dancing at the Grange CD is available for purchase.
Other Dance Organizations and Resources
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS)
Save the date! Contra Prom 2020 will feature Gaye Fifer and Eloise & Company! More details to come…
Tom Roby, newly returned from Sweden, will lead a basic hambo workshop. Live music will be provided by Van Kaynor and Ron Grosslein on fiddles.
Want to learn fancy contra flourishes? Come practice new options to spice up your dancing with Ryan Carollo and Hannah Johlas, including flourishes for swings, courtesy turns, and petronellas/roll-aways.