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.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
Save the date! Contra Prom 2020 will feature Gaye Fifer and Eloise & Company! More details to come…