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Calendar Highlights:

MS/PL:
06-NOV-2021

MS/PL:
04-DEC-2021

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SQUARE Dance Class:
Thursdays 7:30 PM

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ROUND Dance Class:
Mondays 7:00 PM

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NOTE on COVID-19: Due to the relaxation of the health emergency restrictions, we are resuming dances and classes.   FnS Home Square Dances resume starting in mid-October 2021. Round Dance Classes resume starting in mid-September 2021. Square Dance Classes resume at the end of September. Our usual Scott Hall is currently not available and new locations are noted below.  For the safety of all, masks must be worn by all at FnS Home Dances regardless of vaccination status. Please bring your own water bottle. We hope you all stay healthy. Update 9/23/21: New locations (unless otherwise noted) are:  Saturday Dances will be at: Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581. Thursday Square Dance Classes will be at: Brazilian American Center - BRACE, 560 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702. Monday Round Dance Classes will be at: AMVETS POST #79, 1 Superior Drive, Natick, MA 01760. We will continue to update this note as events warrant.

Learn to Round Dance:  Beginner Round Dance Classes will be on Mondays at 7:00 PM starting SEP-20, 2021.  New Location: AMVETS POST #79, 1 Superior Drive, Natick, MA 01760. SEE FLYER FOR DIRECTIONS. Contact us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com for information on the next class.

Learn to Square Dance: Classes are on Thursdays at 7:30 with instruction by Class-Caller Steve Park. Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the next introductory class. starting on SEP 30, 2021 in the Brazilian American Center - BRACE, 560 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702. See our recent flyer.

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 otherwise noted).

                                                                                                         

Upcoming Dance Events:

The next home dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Ellison Hall at Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701 on Saturday, NOV-06 from 8 PM to 10:30 PM with Don Bachelder calling and Marilyn Rivenburg cueing. There will be early A1 at 7:30 PM. See our flyer, or interactive Google map.

The following home dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 on Saturday, DEC-04 from 8 PM to 10:30 PM with Charlie Trapp calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. There will be early A1 at 7:30 PM. See our PDF map, or interactive Google map.

                                                                                                     

NOTE: The entry fee will be $9 at all our regular Saturday Dances starting Sep-2019. Non-dancers are welcome to come and watch for free.  The Fairs 'n Squares now offers hearing assist equipment for use at classes and dances. For the safety of all, masks must be worn by all at FnS Home Dances regardless of vaccination status.

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SQUARE DANCE CLASSES

Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Join our next Beginners Class

New Location: Brazilian American Center - BRACE, 560 Waverly St, Framingham, MA 01702 map

The Fairs 'n Squares invites interested newcomers to join our square dances for new beginners on Thursdays, (7:30 to 9:00 PM). Our Class-Caller, Steve Park, 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 recent printable Flyer. Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the best time to join our next class.  

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
Join our next Introductory Class
New Location: AMVETS POST #79, 1 Superior Drive, Natick, MA 01760
SEE FLYER FOR DIRECTIONS.

The Fairs 'n Squares is sponsoring a new beginner's Round Dance class on Mondays. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of round dancing (also known as choreographed ballroom dancing). NEW DANCERS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (learn Waltz - no prior experience needed); INTERMEDIATE DANCERS: 8:30 - 10:00 PM (Learn Phase III and IV  - for dancers with some experience).  This class will be taught by one of the best Cuer/Instructors in our area: Birgit Maguire. There will be several sessions available from SEP through MAY.

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 by calling us at 508-651-7571 or e-mailing us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com.


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SPECIAL EVENTS


CANCELLED: New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2021)

Note (4OCT2021): We are sorry to report that we have been unable to secure a suitable hall in which to hold our 2021 NYE event.

Friday, Dec 31, 2021
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

NOTE: It is never too soon to begin planning to attend the next NYE dinner/dance on Saturday, 31-DEC-2022.

New England Square and Round Dance Kick-off Dance

Saturday, November 20, 2021 2:00-4:30 PM,
The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA

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REGIONAL & NATIONAL 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, - Hyannis, MA - April 22 - 24, 2022. See the Registration webpage.

71st National Square Dance Convention - Evansville, Indiana - June 22-25, 2022

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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 Framingham student.  In spring 2018 the Fairs ’n Squares selected a new student to receive this ongoing honor.  Mary-Ann Mufute graduated second in her class at Keefe Technical High School, and she is currently attending Boston College.

We raise money for this scholarship through an annual raffle. The most recent raffle drawing  was completed on 14-NOV-2020. The next raffle is being delayed due to the pandemic conditions.

All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship. Although our next raffle is currently not scheduled, 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.

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Mary-Ann Mufute (Right) with Ann and John Newey.
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The Fairs 'n Squares now offers hearing assist equipment for use at classes and dances. This equipment helps those with hearing problems to hear our caller more clearly and decreases the impact of other noise in the room. We have several ear pieces available for your use.

Like us on Facebook. Dance with us Where's The Dance [Note: Location info on WTD may be obsolete].


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