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Calendar Highlights:

MS/PL:
22-MAY-2022

MS/PL:
16-JUL-2022

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SQUARE Dance PLUS with Rounds Workshop:
Thursdays 7:30 PM Started THU 17-FEB-2022

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ROUND Dance Class:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Started MON 11-APR-2022

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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 2021. Our usual Scott Hall is currently not available and new locations are noted below.  For the safety of all, proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged by all at FnS square dance events. [Note that on 11-MAR-2022 we relaxed requirements to encouraging rather than requiring wearing masks.] Please sanitize hands after every tip. 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, 79 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.  New Location: AMVETS POST #79, 79 Superior Drive, Natick, MA 01760. SEE FLYER. 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 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 Square Dance Events:

The next home dance will be our 60th Anniversary Dance. This will be a Mainstream & Plus level dance in Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 on SUNDAY, MAY-22 from 2 PM to 5 PM with Steve Park calling and Lynn Sa cueing.  See our PDF map, or interactive Google map. See Flyer. Come celebrate 60 years with us!

The following home dance will be a Mainstream & Plus level dance in Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 on Saturday, JUL-16 from 8 PM to 10:30 PM with Ted Lizotte calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. There will be early A1 at 7:30 PM. See our PDF map, or interactive Google map. See Flyer.

Upcoming Square and Rounds Class/Workshops:

A PLUS Workshop with Rounds started on Thursday 17-FEB-2022. See flyer.

A new Rounds Class session started on Monday 11-APR-2022. See flyer.

                                                                                                     

NOTE: The entry fee is $9 at all our regular Saturday Dances (unless noted otherwise). 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, proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged by all at FnS Home Dances and classes.

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SQUARE DANCE CLASS/WORKSHOP

PLUS Workshop with Rounds started FEB-17, 2022
Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Brazilian-American Center - BRACE - 560 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA 01702  map
See Flyer.

Steve Park will teach Plus. Dancers wanting to learn Plus or to review Plus are welcome. Lynn Sa will cue Rounds. Dancers will be invited to critique new dances in Lynn’s repertoire. For the safety of all, proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged by all at FnS square dance events.

Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the best time to join our next beginners class.

Note: The PLUS Workshop location will be in Westborough for the summer (JUN through AUG).

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SUMMER SQUARE DANCE PLUS WORKSHOP

PLUS Workshop starting JUN 2, 2022 Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

See our PDF map, or interactive Google map.
Rounds will be included on some nights.

Steve Park will teach Plus. Dancers wanting to learn Plus or to review Plus are welcome. At some of these workshops, Lynn Sa will occasionally cue Rounds (in JUL & AUG). Dancers will be invited to critique new dances in Lynn’s repertoire. For the safety of all, proof of vaccination is required and masks are encouraged by all at FnS square dance events.

Contact us at dance@fairsnsquares.com for information on the best time to join our next PLUS workshop.

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Join our next Introductory class started APR-11, 2022.
Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
Location: AMVETS POST #79, 79 Superior Drive, Natick, MA 01760
SEE FLYER .

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 Tango - no prior experience needed); INTERMEDIATE DANCERS: 8:30 - 10:00 PM (various rhythms will be reviewed  - 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


60th Anniversary Dance

Sunday, May 22, 2022 2:00-5:00 PM,
Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581
See Flyer.

The Fairs 'n Squares will be celebrating 60 years of square and round dancing fun on Sunday, May 22, in Westborough.  The club was organized in 1962, when the first group of dancers graduated from a series of classes held in the Framingham Civic League.  The club has danced in several venues since then, but it is still a Framingsham-based organization. We hope many of our friends from other clubs will join in our celebration.

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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. Our next student selection is in spring 2022.

We raise money for this scholarship through a 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.

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