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Calendar Highlights:

All Dances CANCELLED until SEP-2020

MS/PL:
26-SEP-2020

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SQUARE Dance Class:
Thursdays 7:30 PM

Next Introductory Classes: Sep-17, 24, Oct-01, 2020

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ROUND Dance Class:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Starting: Sep-14, 2020

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NOTE on COVID-19: Due to the current health emergency, the we have suspended all public events - Dances at least through the end of AUG and Classes at least through the end of AUG-2020. We hope you all stay healthy. We will update this note as events warrant.

Learn to Round Dance:  Beginner Round Dance Classes are on Mondays at 7:00 PM. A new beginners session starts on 14-SEP-2020 at 7:00 PM in Scott Hall. See our recent flyer. 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. Come to a beginners class on SEP 17, 24, or OCT 1, 2020 in Scott Hall. 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).

The next dance will be a MS/PL level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, SEP-26 with Don Bachelder calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. There will be 1/2 hour of early A1 starting at 7:30 PM.


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
Next Introductory Classes: Sep-17, 24, Oct-01, 2020
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.  

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
New session begins Sep-14, 2020 for all dancers.
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



New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2020)

Thursday, Dec 31, 2020
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 Thursday, 31-DEC-2020.

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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 23 & 24, 2021. See the Registration webpage.

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.

The next raffle drawing was planned for Saturday 18-APR-2020 but will be rescheduled (possibly to our SEP or OCT dance). 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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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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