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 Nov 10th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music: Dereck Kalish calls with Aldo, Donal and Stuart Magic.TopHill Music is psyched to tell you about the Second Saturday Contradance Party on Saturday Nov 10 at the Guiding Star Grange.
Dereck Kalish will call with music by Aldo Levaggi on fiddle, Donal Sheets on cello, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.
Last time they played they brought down the house with crazy cello, fiddle and bass grooves and rhythms. They can't wait to hear the again this Saturday night along with one of New England's finest callers and good guy, Dereck Kalish. Join us!

Admissions is $10-12.
Dance begins at 8pm.
All are welcome!

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There will be a dance the Saturday after Thanksgiving at which you may work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie...


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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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Nov 24th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music: Ben, Matt and Stuart with Don calling
TopHill Music is so thankful to all of you! Come on out and dance of your feasts for this Saturday night contradance party. These musicians will rock it for you: Ben Weatherbee will shred it on fiddle, Stuart Kenney will hold the low end with the upright bass, as well as join with 5 string banjo, and house drummer Matt Kenney is home for the holiday to play percussion for you. More friends may attend too so come out and show your thanks for all your dancing peeps. Our pal Don Veino will come out to call a great progam for the evening.
Join us!
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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Dec 8th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music--Russet Trio and Hannah OttenTopHill Music is excited to have Russet Trio back at the hall this Saturday night. Russet Trio has been playing several gigs between NY and MA recently. They are fresh from the Experienced Dance series and will be "bringing it" Saturday night. Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar and percussion, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo will be joined by Hannah Otten's sweet dance program for all. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Dec 22nd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmThe Wetherbees and Will Mentor


TopHill Music will be premiering a new band--The Wetherbees which you will not want to miss! Join us and dance Dec 22 to Ben Wetherbee on fiddle, Jesse Ball, Matt Kenney and Stuart Kenney. It will not disappoint! Will Mentor will call for this special band debut. Hope to see you there!
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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jan 12th 7:00 pm  to 11:30 pmWinter Extravadance Party!That's correct folks! The TopHill Music Winter Extravadance is back!

NOTE THE NEW TIME

Two great bands and 2 stellar callers will both be on hand to make this contradance party a "Don't Miss" event!

Lisa Greenleaf will lead the way with music provided by Drive Train

Drive Train is a great trio combo with Ed Howe on fiddle, Bennet Konesni on guitar and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo. These talented musicians have been on the stage in Greenfield in various ensembles, and although you may know them and love them you won't want to miss this combo!

Derek Kalish will lead the second half of the evening with music provided by Stop Rocket.

Also no strangers to the stage at the Grange, this trio will also delight! Dave Langford on fiddle, Glen Loper on mandolin, and Bethany Waickman on guitar.
All this talent is over the top! TopHill Music likes to bring you a quality music and dance experience. Come on out!


Adm. $16-20 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 7pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sun Jan 13th 2:30 pm  to 5:30 pmWill's Favorites: Special Sunday ContradanceTopHill Music continues the weekend fun on Sunday with Will's Favorite's: A special Sunday Contradance Party with Drive Train and Will Mentor calling his favorite dances.

Although the dance is open to all abilities, some dances will be more challenging! Please come and enjoy this rare look inside this caller's mind. A fun time will be had for sure!

2:30-5:30pm at the Guiding Star Grange
Admission is $10-12.
Sat Jan 26th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Feb 9th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music: Guiding Star Ramblers
Welcome back the Guiding Star Ramblers on Saturday night for the TopHill Music Second Saturday Contradance Party!
Join Peter Siegel, Cedar Stanistreet and Stuart Kenney for a fun musical evening of great contradancing! Jim Fownes will lead all dances.

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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Feb 23rd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTHM Jesse Donal and Cedar with LukeTHM is excited to bring you this dynamic trio: Jessie Ball. Donal Sheets and Cedar Stanistreet! Luke Donforth will call for you—

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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Mar 9th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTHM: Hoppin’ dance with Emerald, Marko and StuartTHM says hop on down for this rockin Contradance party with Emerald Ray on fiddle, Marko Packard on guitar flute and maybe some sax, and Stuart Kenney upright bass and five string banjo. Caller TBA.

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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Mar 23rd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Apr 13th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Apr 27th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat May 11th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat May 25th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jun 8th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jun 22nd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jul 13th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jul 27th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Aug 10th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Aug 24th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Sep 14th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Sep 28th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Oct 12th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Oct 26th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance PartyAdm. $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.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA

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