Friends of Greenfield Dance, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for friends like you who generously offer their time to ensure the long term health of our dance and music community. These gifts are more difficult to quantify but no less important to us. Can you help at our Fall Frolic or Contra Prom? Help us spread the word about our programs? Transport others to events? Research or write grants? Volunteer on one of our Committees? Take photographs of events? Help with mailings? Let us know you have an interest!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ralph Sturgen, providing him with your contact information and letting us know that you are interested. Contact link coming soon.
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.
Topics will depend on the interests of the students, but could include flourishes into and out of swings, chains, roll-aways, and more! Teaching by Ryan Carollo and Ashley Tardif will emphasize consent and include techniques to decline flourishes. This workshop is open to all, but will target intermediate and experienced dancers.
Save the Date! The Fall Frolic is the major FUNdraising event for the Friends of Greenfield Dance, with 8 hours of great music, friends, contra dancing & waltzing! Details to come…
Dance to an all-star cast of musicians and callers, sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Dance. More details to come!