Welcome to the dance community at Guiding Star Grange. Here, we strive to accept each other’s differences while celebrating our mutual love of dance, music, community and friendship.
A contra dance is a community social dance comprised of dancers, musicians, a caller, a dance hall and dance organizers. Anyone is welcome to join the dance. No partner is necessary because dancers change partners after every dance. By observing simple rules of respect for other dancers in the community, all dancers will experience the joy that is contra dancing. [Note: This page is currently being developed, but currently contains materials adapted from the Country Dance New York.]
HELPING NEW DANCERS
SAFE DANCING RESOURCES
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.
Dance to an all-star cast of musicians and callers, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. More details to come!