TopHill Music

Contra Dances

TopHill Music hosts the Second and Fourth Saturday Night Contradance Parties at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Dances run from¬†8pm-11:30pm, and admission is $10-12 (sliding scale). The full schedule of TopHill Contradance Parties is below. All abilities are welcome and new dancers always encouraged! ¬†Please let the gal at the door (Alice) know if you’d like any guidance once you get there…we’d love to have you join us!

Sat Jan 14th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party Dave Langford, Glen Loper, Bethany Waickman and Steve ZAJoin us for a wonderful new start to the 2017 TopHill Music Contradance Party Series on Second and Fourth Saturday nights of the month.

We are excited to bring back Dave Langford on fiddle, Glen Loper on mandolin and Bethany Waickman on guitar. Our friend Steve Zakon-Anderson will call for you this evening. It will be a good night to come out and dance!

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Dance tutorial at 7:45. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jan 28th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party Russet Trio and Stuart with Jim Fownes callingJoin us for great music and dancing!

Russet Trio will head our way: Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar, and guest Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo. Jim Fownes will call the evening program. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at 7:45. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Feb 11th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party Guiding Star Ramblers with Steve ZACome out and dance tonight! This Saturday Feb 11 at 8pm TopHill Music is pleased to bring you the Guiding Star Ramblers to play the Second Saturday Contradance Party for you with caller Steve Zakon-Anderson teaching all dances. The Guiding Star Ramblers are all familiar faces; Emerald Rae on fiddle, Max Newman on guitar, piano, and mandolin, Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo, and Matt Kenney on percussion. Come out and bring your friends for this great contradance party. All are welcome!

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Feb 25th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party ANNA, ANDREW, AND AARON with Dugan Murphy callingCome out come out wherever you are! We've got a treat for you--
Anna Patton, Andrew VanNorstrand and Aaron Marcus will play a great dance and Dugan Murphy will come south to call for you. This is a great combination of talent for our stage and we hope to see you there!

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive just before the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Mar 11th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party RUBY'S GARDEN and Linda LeslieWe welcome back Ruby's Garden to the Guiding Star Grange this Saturday! Trio Mark Roberts and Andrea Cooper is joined by Julie Metcalf for this wonderful treat. Fabulous caller LInda Leslie leads the way.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Mar 25th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party ANADAMA AND STEVE ZAAdm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Apr 22nd 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party DAVE AND COLIN WITH WILLJoin us for this dynamic duo Dave Langford on fiddle and Colin McCaffery on guitar. Our pal Will Mentor will call for you.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers just prior to the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat May 13th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat May 27th 6:30 pm  to 12:00 amTopHill Music Memorial Day Weekend Extravadance Contradance Party (click for info)Adm. $15-20 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 6:30pm.
Waltzes 6:30-7pm followed by contradancing til midnight!

This is a double band double caller event. We are excited to bring you

DOWN CELLAR with Diane Silver (NC) calling first half

and

VELOCIPEDE with Linda Leslie calling in the second half.

It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Include the Extravadance in your weekend dance tour!

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jun 10th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party Russet Trio Stuart and Matt Kenney: Jim Fownes CallerCome on out!
We are very happy to have Russet Trio: Lado Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar and guests Stuart Kenney upright bass and five string banjo and Matt Kenney on percussion. Your caller is Jim Fownes. Jim is a clear and friendly caller with a wonderful repertoire for both newer dancers and those with experience.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!) Volunteer positions available both short and long term. If interested speak with Alice.
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jun 24th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party: Julie Metcalf, Everest, Jesse and MattAdm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jul 8th 8:00 pm  to 11:30 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party: Ti' Acadie with Stuart Kenney Ti' Acadie Bill Olson, Pam Weeks, Jim Joseph and Stuart Kenney will play wonderful music for your dancing feet! Enjoy Bill's calling as he brings a bit of Maine to Guiding Star Grange.

FACT: This is a great cajun band AND contradance band. Join us for a quick cajun workshop in 2-step and waltz during the break. What a treat!

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!) Volunteer positions available both short and long term.
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance. Introduce yourself to the gal at the door--that's me! ~Alice

Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA

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