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Calendar Highlights:

MS/PL:
16-NOV-2019

MS/PL:
14-DEC-2019

NYE MS/PL:
31-DEC-2019

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SQUARE Dance Class:
Thursdays 7:30 PM

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ROUND Dance Class:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Starting soon.

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Learn to Round Dance:  Beginner Round Dance Classes are on Mondays at 7:00 PM. A new beginners session starts soon in Scott Hall. Contact us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com for more 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.

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).

The next dance will be a MS/PL level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, NOV-16 with Steve Park calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. There will be 1/2 hour of early A1 starting at 7:30 PM. Dance Theme: “Time to Give Thanks” - see flyer.

The following dance will be a MS/PL level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, DEC-14 with Charlie Trapp calling and Beverly Boudreau cueing. There will be 1/2 hour of early A1 starting at 7:30 PM.

The following dance will be our New Year's Eve dance. This will be a MS/PL level dance in Scott Hall on Tuesday, DEC-31 with Jay Silva calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. This dance runs from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Contact us prior to DEC-20 to make reservations for the 8 PM dinner.


NOTE: ALL our home dances and classes are located in Scott Hall at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701. The Fairs 'n Squares now offers hearing assist equipment for use at classes and dances. This Air Conditioned hall is located just off of Edgell Road, 1/4 mile North of Route 9 in Framingham Centre (and it is adjacent to the Unitarian-Universalist First Parish Church). See our maps page. 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.

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SQUARE DANCE CLASSES

Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Join a Beginners Class
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). 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 printable Flyer. Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com 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
New session begins soon for all dancers. See Flyer.
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

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 (aka choreographed ballroom dancing). BEGINNERS: 7:00 - 8:00 PM (learn Two-Step, Waltz, Phase 1 & 2 - no prior experience needed); INTERMEDIATE Dancer: 8:00 - 9:00 PM (Learn advanced mixed rhythms - for dancers with some experience); ADVANCED Dancers: 9:00 - 10:00 PM (Phase 2-4, 5, Class Interests). 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 508-254-5855 or e-mailing us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com.


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SPECIAL EVENTS



Weekend at East Hill Farm (2019)

Fri 25-OCT to Sun 27-OCT, 2019
Bruce McCue/Jack O'Leary Calling - Roy & Janet Williams Lynn & Phil Sa 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 Square Dance workshops in addition to plenty of dances. Plus full use of all the Inn facilities (rec room, pool, ...). Make your reservations in advance by contacting Cindy McCue at 860-529-0937 or at cindy@mccuegardens.com. For directions, see Map. Flyer .

Note: Lynn Sa will replace Roy Williams as the cuer due to Janet's injury.


New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2019)

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
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 SDC, PO Box 177, Framingham, MA 01704-0177.

Enjoy a delicious dinner including salad, an entree of your choice (*chicken, *meat lasagna, or *vegetable lasagna) with potatoes and vegetables, bread, coffee, and dessert.  It is served to you by our friendly F ‘n S helpers.  This is a great deal for a catered NYE dinner AND dance for only $40 per person.
Then ring in the New Year with friends at our MS/PL dance with Jay Silva calling and Birgit Maguire cueing.  Enjoy delectable desserts and tasty snacks all evening long.  And at midnight, celebrate the F ‘n S Time Square Ball Drop!

If you made other plans for dinner, then join us later for just the dance.  The cost is $10 per person and no advance reservations are required. 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.

*These menu choices are based on our 2018 NYE event and are subject to revision.

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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, - Hyannis, MA - April 24 & 25, 2020. See the Registration Form.

69th National Square Dance Convention - Spokane, Washington - June 17 - 20, 2020
70th National Square Dance Convention - Jackson, Mississippi - June 23 - 26, 2021

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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.

Additionally, due to the huge success of the 2018 Scholarship Raffle, FnS awarded an extra $1,000 to our prior Scholarship receipient, Julia Goldstein, who is earning a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Conneticut.

The latest raffle drawing was on Saturday 13-APR-2019. The next raffle drawing will be on Saturday 18-APR-2020. All dancers are welcome to support this scholarship.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.

Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2019 the raffle had close to 150 prizes that included gift certificates for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, museums and other wonderful items. This is a significant increase over the number of prizes offered the prior year. See the flyer for a recent list of prizes. Last year, a high percentage of people who bought raffle tickets won at least one prize. The more tickets you purchase, the more prizes you could win.  Most prizes have a value between $20 and $50, but some are worth over $100.

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Mary-Ann Mufute (Right) with Ann and John Newey.
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Julia Goldstein (center) with Judy and Mike Powers.


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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.

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