friends of Greenfield Dance

Where to Stay

If you are visiting the Greenfield contra dances and looking for a place to stay, we have listed a few ideas below for you to check out. This list does not indicate our recommendation, but is simply a list of options in the area. Please keep in mind that Western MA is home to a vibrant academic community of five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, UMass Amherst), numerous community colleges, and private boarding schools. During move-in weekends and graduations weekends, lodging may not be available.

We also encourage you to explore listings on AirBnB, couchsurfing, or Hipcamp.

CAMPING
Please be advised that campgrounds in Western MA fill up early for holiday weekends. We recommend planning your travels in advance.

Traveler’s Woods of New England, Bernardston, MA

Country Aire Campground, Charlemont, MA

Mohawk Park Campground, Charlemont, MA

Barton Cove Campground, Gill, MA

Tully Lake Campground, Royalston, MA

Northampton/Springfield KOA, Westhampton, MA

White Birch Campground, Whately, MA

BED AND BREAKFASTS
The Brandt House, Greenfield, MA

Stonehouse Farm Bed and Breakfast, Amherst, MA

MOTELS
Additional hotels are located in Hadley, MA.

Days Inn by Wyndham, Greenfield, MA

Red Roof, South Deerfield, MA

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Northampton, MA

Hampton Inn, Hadley, MA

Inns
Deerfield Inn, Historic Deerfield, MA

Black Walnut Inn, Amherst, MA

Inn at Boltwood, Amherst, MA

Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA

Autumn Inn, Northampton, MA

HOSTING
If you are looking for lodging within the contra dance community, we might be able to help connect you to dancers in our community, with some advanced notice. Please send us an email to inquire.

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

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!