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Calendar Highlights:

EZMS:
18-APR-2015

MS/PL:
16-MAY-2015

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Sq Dnc CLASS:
Thursdays 7:30 PM
New Class Starts on 17-SEP-2015

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Learn to Square Dance Class on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. The next beginners class starts 17-SEP-2015 in Scott Hall.

We host one or two Mainstream & Plus dances each month on a Saturday night from October to May. We alternate Squares and Rounds (2+2). Check out our current year calendar for details. All our dances run from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM (unless others noted).

Upcoming Dance Events:

The next dance will be our Red & White Ball. This is an EZMS level dance (with a PLUS Tip) in Scott Hall on Saturday, APR-18 with Jay Silva calling and Margene Jervis cueing. This Ball is oriented towards recent class graduates and current class members nearing completion of a MS level class.

The following dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, May-16 with Jerry Maurice calling and Phil Gatchell cueing.

NOTE: ALL our home dances are located in Scott Hall at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham. This is located just off of Edgell Road, 1/4 mile North of Route 9 in Framingham Centre (adjacent to the Unitarian-Universalist First Parish Church). See our maps page

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SQUARE DANCE CLASSES

Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
New class begins September 17, 2015
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares invites interested newcomers to join our square dances for new beginners on Thursdays, (7:30 to 9:00 PM). This class will introduce you to the Basic and Mainstream level of dancing. Dancers ready for higher level dancing can stay for a Mainstream/Plus workshop from 9 PM to 9:30 PM. Find out more at our   Join the Fun   webpage or click here for a printable Flyer. Contact us for information on the best time to join our next class.  

SQUARE DANCE - TRY IT

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
Class begins Monday, January 12, 2015
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares is sponsoring a new beginner's Round Dance class starting on Monday, 12-JAN-2015. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of round dancing (aka choreographed ballroom dancing). BEGINNERS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (learn the CHA-CHA rhythm - no prior experience needed). NON_BEGINNERS: 8:30-10:00 PM (Learn many rhythms - for dancers with some experience). This class will be taught by one of the best Cuer/Instructors in our area: Birgit Maguire. Only $72.00 per dancer per 8 week session. There will be two 8 week sessions. See the registration form on this Flyer.

A few reasons to join this class: Learn something new; Get more exercise; Meet new friends; You don’t have to start on January 1; HAVE FUN!

If you are interested in joining the next round dance class, please contact us for more details and to let us know of your interest: rounds@fairsnsquares.com


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SPECIAL EVENTS



Weekend at East Hill Farm

Fri 24-OCT to Sun 26-OCT, 2014
Bruce McCue/Jack O'Leary Calling - Roy & Janet Williams Cueing
DANCES (MS/PL) - WORKSHOPS - FOOD
East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street, Troy, NH 03465

The Fairs 'n Squares will be enjoying a dance weekend at East Hill Farms. We invite all our square dance friends to join us there. Six delicious home style meals will be served, Varied accommodations are available to satisfy all tastes. There will be both Square and Round Dance workshops in addition to plenty of dances. Plus, full use of all the Inn facilities (rec room, pool, ...). See the flyer for additional details and contact information.
Make your reservations in advance by contacting Cindy McCue at 860-529-0937. For directions, see Map.


New Years Eve Dinner and Dance

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
Social Hour 7:00 PM; Dinner 8:00 PM; Dance 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA Map

Secure your dinner reservation before December 20 by sending a note to NYE@fairsnsquares.com or mail your check to Fairs 'n Squares, c/o Anita and Bob Ouellette, 8 Simpson Road Wayland, MA 01778. Use the coupon on this flyer to mail in your dinner reservation.

Our dinner is served to you by our friendly FNS helpers. Dinner includes a salad, an entree with potatoes and vegetables, bread, coffee, and dessert. This is a great deal for a catered NYE dinner AND dance for only $35 per person. You have a choice of either a Chicken or a Vegetarian entree.

You can skip the dinner and just come for the dance for only $10 per person (pay at the door - no advance reservation needed). Ring in the New Year with friends at our MS/PL dance with Jay Silva calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. Snacks will be available for grazing all evening. This is a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year, especially if you bring friends and loved ones with you.

If you don't want to drive home late at night on NYE, or if you just want to use NYE as an excuse for additional time to relax, pick one of our nearby local hotels and extend your celebration into New Years Day. There are many hotels, with a wide choice of price and quality, within a few minutes of our dance hall. See the Hotel List for a selection of hotels near to our dance hall.


Class Level Square Dance

Thursday, Dec 11, 2015
Dance 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

Class Level dance for class level dancers and Angels. Steve Park calling (no rounds). All area clubs are invited to bring their class to join us. Only $5/dancer.


Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Dance 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

This is our Red & White Ball (postponed from 14-Feb). It is a EZMS Level square dance including fun tips for class level dancers and recent graduates. Jay Silva calling, Margene Jervis cueing. All area clubs are invited to bring their current class and recent graduates. Only $7/dancer.

Although it is not required, our Class Advisor would appreciate hearing from any club planning on bringing some of their class to the class level events. Please send an e-mail to the FNS Class-Advisor and let us know approximately how many club and class members might attend.


New England Square and Round Dance Kick-off Dance

Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:00-4:30 PM,
Circle 9 Ranch 39 Windymere Drive Epsom, NH

Committee Callers & Cuers.  Click for additional Info

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REGIONAL EVENTS

The Fairs 'n Squares encourages all square and round dancers to attend upcoming national and regional and area events:

New England Square and Round Dance Convention, - Concord, NH - April 24 & 25, 2015. See the Registration Form.

NSSARDA Friendship Festival - Mill-A-Round Dance Center, 250 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH - June 14, 2015 - 1:00 to 5:00 PM - Flyer

64th National Square Dance Convention - Springfield, Massachusetts - June 24 - 27, 2015
65th National Square Dance Convention - Des Moines, Iowa - June 22- 25, 2016
66th National Square Dance Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio - June 21 - 24, 2017

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FNS Scholarship for Framingham area student

The FnS provides a $1,000 per year scholarship for up to four years to a worthy area student. In spring-2014, the Fairs 'n Squares selected a new student to receive this honor.

All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship. Our annual raffle drawing for 2015 will be conducted at our dance on Saturday 18-APR-2015. The Fairs 'n Squares also accepts tax deductible donations to the scholarship fund. To support the scholarship just send your donation check made out to: Fairs 'n Squares. Send it to: FnS Scholarship Fund, PO Box 177, Framingham, MA 01704-0177. For additional details on the scholarship fund e-mail our current Scholarship Fund chairpersons. Click here to see a flyer for the 2015 raffle. Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2015, the raffle has over 60 prizes to be awarded that include gift certificates for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, museums and other wonderful items.

Some of the many prizes for 2015 include:
Restaurants: LaCantina, Bertucci's, Olive Garden, Outback, Cheesecake Factory, Legal Seafood, Longhorn, CJ's Northside Grill, Papa Razzi, TGI Fridays, 99, Bella Costa, Mel's Commonwealth Cafe, John Harvard's Brewery, Margaritas Mexican, O'Connell's Pub & Sports Bar, O'Connor's, British Beer Company, CJ's Gourmet Pizzeria Grill, Zaftigs.
Museums, Attractions, Activities -  Memberships or Passes: Laz Anderson Auto Museum, Garden in the Woods, JFK Presidential Library,  USS Constitution, Butterfly Place, New England Aquarium, Southwick Zoo, Fun & Games and Golf on the village Green, Boston Duck Tours, Private Tour of Jack's Abby Brewing, Monster Mini Golf, Lazer Zone, Pinz, Country Music Ranch & Saloon.
Hotels: Hampton Inn (2 nts w/ breakfast), Sheraton Framingham (1 nt, w/ breakfast), Verve Crowne Plaza (Breakfast for 2).
Gift certificates for other stores, services, and things: Roche Bros, Trader Joe's, Bernie & Phyl's furniture, Roller Kingdom-Deluxe Birthday Party Pkg for 10, KKo Fit of Sudbury (1 month membership), Anton's Cleaners, Edible Arrangements, Container Store, Lottery Ticket bouquet.

Judy (on left) with new student Julia
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