friends of Greenfield Dance

Volunteer

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.

WHY PEOPLE VOLUNTEER
People volunteer for many different reasons, such as:

  • Helping others.
  • Making new friends.
  • Building self-confidence.
  • Having a sense of well-being and connectedness to others.
  • Gaining personal growth.
  • Fighting boredom.
  • Establishing a new direction in life.
  • Giving something back to the community and/or institution.
  • Sharing talents, abilities, and experiences.
  • Learning new skills.
  • Gaining training.
  • Feeling needed, useful, and appreciated.
  • Gaining membership benefits.
  • Having fun and enjoying themselves.

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

May052018

Grange Clean-Up

10am-2pm

Many hands make light work when we all come together to help clean our beloved Guiding Star Grange dance hall.