friends of Greenfield Dance

Why should I join the Friends of Greenfield Dance?

By Friends of Greenfield Dance. Posted on November 1, 2019.

Who are the Friends of Greenfield Dance?
“The Friends” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational and cultural organization focused on promoting folk dance in the Greenfield, MA area. Our goals are to: 

  • promote and support the development of cultural programs of music and dance
  • facilitate cooperation among musicians and dance community members
  • maximize participation in dance events

What do my membership dues support?

Skill workshops:
Hambo | Flourishes | Calling

Annual contra events:    
New Year’s Eve Contra | Contra PROMenade | Fall Frolic

Special contra events:   
Positional calling contras | Memorial dances

Beginner-friendly contra series:
by David Kaynor (help with hall fee)

Organizers’ meetings:
Meetings that help coordinate between the nine different Greenfield contra and dance organizers.

Renovations to our home dance hall:
The Guiding Star Grange building is operated and managed by the Grange and the Friends are able to (legally) contribute to some of the building renovation needs annually.

What benefits do I get by becoming a member?

  • Free Fall Frolic admission (with new or renewed membership)
  • $2.00 off admission to all Friends-sponsored events (except Fall Frolic)
  • A voice on which events and initiatives the Friends support!

How can I become a member?
Visit Friends of Greenfield Dance website for membership and donation options.

FGD Events


Contra PROMenade 2020


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


Hambo Workshop


Tom Roby, newly returned from Sweden, will lead a basic hambo workshop. Live music will be provided by Van Kaynor and Ron Grosslein on fiddles.


Flourishes Workshop

3:30 - 5:30pm

Want to learn fancy contra flourishes? Come practice new options to spice up your dancing with Ryan Carollo and Hannah Johlas, including flourishes for swings, courtesy turns, and petronellas/roll-aways.