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The Moving Violations Schedule

 
Hi all,
Hi all - The optional pre-registration link for the upcoming 3rd Sat. dance is up on Jan. 21st, at tinyurl.com/Jan-21-reg  It'll be The Moving Violations w/Ben Sachs-Hamilton calling. 
 
For the upcoming 3rd Sat. dance, we especially hope you'll take it as a chance to introduce a friend, neighbor, or colleague to contra dancing: 
** If you bring 1 or more people new to contra dancing with youand you both/all arrive by 7:45 (so they can participate in most of the newcomers workshop), you'll each receive a coupon to get in free for a future 3rd Saturday dance (in 2023)! Please let us know when paying admission in order to get your coupon. **
Also, to help protect each other, we recommend everyone do a rapid test before coming to the dance, though it is not required. The band has continued to watch Covid metrics closely, and we are planing to hold the dance as scheduled. From the CDC Community Levels map Thurs. 1/5 to the same map on Thurs. 1/12, the state went from 2/3 red and 1/3 yellow, to fully yellow -- an improvement. The release of Covid wastewater numbers in Western Mass. (including Franklin County) lag by over a week, but more current Boston area data and analysis suggest that Covid wastewater levels are falling post-New Year/holiday/winter break. That said, the XBB1.5 omicron variant that's become the dominant variant in the Northeast and elsewhere has been called "the most transmissible" thus far by the World Health Organization. Please note that while we feel the Covid precautions taken at the Greenfield dances continue to be extremely valuable and are helping prevent any known transmission at dances, there is still risk in coming and dancing and we can't guarantee 0 transmission.
 
Best,
Eric, Ron, and Van
 
ADMISSION: $12-20 sliding scale ($10 for students and children, $8 for under 13) at the door.
COVID PRECAUTIONS: All dance series at the Guiding Star Grange have agreed to a shared Covid-19 policy, including requiring proof of vaccination + booster (for dancers, performers, and volunteers), all dancers wearing N95/KN95/KF94 masks, exposure notification, protocols for maximizing ventilation, and more. We recommend testing prior to attending, but do not require it except for certain situations. The full policy is at https://tinyurl.com/GSG-Covid-Policy. At this dance, all performers will be masked.

 

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September 17, 2022 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Adina Gordon

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html

 

 

October 6, 2022 - Concord, MA Scout House - The Moving Violations with caller Steve Zakon-Anderson

 

The dances are held at The Concord Scout House in Concord, MA and start with a 7:10 beginners’ welcome session. The dance begins promptly at 7:30 and ends at 10pm.All attendees must be fully vaccinated and boostered, when eligible. Proof of vaccination is required. Please email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will not photograph or keep a record of your vaccination cards (and you only need to do this once for us in 2022). Deadline is 12:00 Noon the Thursday of the dance. We offer NO exceptions to this vaccination protocol. Properly fitting masks are required: Either N95, KN95, or KF94. No eating in the hall; please bring a labeled water bottle. Gender neutral terms (Larks and Robins) will be used at this dance.

 

October 15, 2022 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Steve Zakon-Anderson

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html 

Pre-registration at tinyurl.com/October-15-registration

 

 

November 19, 2022 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Lisa Greenleaf

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html 

 

 

December 17, 2022 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Dave Eisenstadter

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html 

 

 

January 21, 2023 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Ben Sachs-Hamilton 

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html 

 

 

February 18, 2023 - 3rd Sat MV Dance at Guiding Star Grange is Cancelled Due to The Dance Flurry

 

 

March 18, 2023 - Guiding Star Grange with caller Michael Karcher 

The Moving Violations 3rd Sat. series, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MA

8-11pm Contras (with beginners lesson 7:30-8)
$12-$20 (Students $10, under thirteen $8) for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

Please note that gender neutral terms larks and robins will be used at this dance.
https://guidingstargrange.org/events.html