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Calendar Highlights:

CLASS BALL - Basic/Class:
12-FEB-2022

MS/PL:
12-MAR-2022

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

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ROUND Dance Class:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Starting MON 21-FEB-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, masks must be worn and proof of vaccination is required by all at FnS square dance events. 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 starting Mon Feb 21, 2022.

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 a CLASS BALL. This will be a Basic & MS level dance in Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 on Saturday, FEB-12 from 8 PM to 10:30 PM with Jim Schell calling and Lynn Sa cueing. There will be early AP/DBD PLUS at 7:30 PM. See our PDF map, or interactive Google map. See Flyer.

The following home dance will be a Mainstream & Plus level dance in Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 on Saturday, MAR-12 from 8 PM to 10:30 PM with Steve Park calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. There will be early A1 at 7:30 PM. See our PDF map, or interactive Google map.

Upcoming Square and Rounds Class/Workshops:

A PLUS Workshop with Rounds will be starting on Thursday 17-FEB-2022. See flyer.

A new Rounds Class session will be starting on Monday 21-FEB-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, masks must be worn and proof of vaccination is required by all at FnS Home Dances and classes.

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SQUARE DANCE CLASS/WORKSHOP

PLUS Workshop with Rounds starting FEB-17, 2022
Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 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 must be shown and masks must be worn at all square dance events.

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

SQUARE DANCE - TRY IT

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Join our next Introductory class starting FEB-21, 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 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.


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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.

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