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Calendar Highlights:

MS:
22-JUL-2017

MS/PL:
19-AUG-2017

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Square Dance CLASS:
Thursdays 7:30 PM
New Class Starts 28-SEP-2017

Summer PLUS WORKSHOP:
Tuesdays 7:30 PM From 30-MAY-2017 to 29-AUG-2017

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Round Dance CLASS:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Starts 18-SEP-2017

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Learn to Round Dance:  Several new beginners 6 week sessions started on Monday 18-SEP-2017 at 7:00 PM in Scott Hall. See our Flyer. Contact us at rounds@fairsnsquares.com for information on the next class.

Learn to Square Dance Classes are on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. The next beginners class starts 28-SEP-2017 in Scott Hall. See our Flyer.

Summer Workshop: Steve Park will lead a Summer Workshop with emphasis on learning PLUS Level dancing. Tuesdays from 30-MAY-2017 through 29-AUG at 7:30PM. He will review Mainstream as necessary, and hopes to have some FUN with All Position Dancing (APD) and some Dancing By Definition (DBD). 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 level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, JUL-22 with Jay Silva calling and Marilyn Rivenburg cueing. Flyer.

The following dance will be an alternating MS/PLUS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, AUG-19 with Steve Park calling and Phil Gatchell cueing. Flyer.


NOTE: ALL our home dances are located in Scott Hall at 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701. 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. As of 1-JUL-2017 the entry fee will be $8 per dancer at all our Saturday Dances. Non-dancers are welcome to come and watch for free.

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SQUARE DANCE CLASSES

Thursdays - 7:30 to 9:00 PM
New beginners class begins September 28, 2017
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). This class 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.  

SQUARE DANCE - TRY IT


Tuesdays - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Summer PLUS Level Workshop begins May 30, 2017
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

Steve Park will lead a Summer Workshop with emphasis on learning PLUS Level dancing. Tuesdays at 7:30PM from 30-MAY-2017 through 29-AUG. He will review Mainstream as necessary, and hopes to have fun with some All Position Dancing (APD) and some Dancing By Definition (DBD). This workshop is for dancers who have completed a Mainstream level class. Angels are more than welcome. $5 per dancer per night with a family maximum of $10.

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ROUND DANCE CLASSES

Mondays - 7:00 to 10:00 PM  -  for beginners and non-beginners
New 6 week sessions begin Monday, 18-SEP-2017
Scott Hall - 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

The Fairs 'n Squares is sponsoring a new beginner's Round Dance class starting on Mondays. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of round dancing (aka choreographed ballroom dancing). BEGINNERS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM (learn Two-Step, EZ Waltz, or Waltz - no prior experience needed). NON_BEGINNERS: 8:30-10:00 PM (Learn advanced mixed rhythms - for dancers with some experience). This class will be taught by one of the best Cuer/Instructors in our area: Birgit Maguire. Only $54.00 per dancer per 6 week session. There will be several 6 week sessions from SEP through MAY. See Flyer for details and for a registration form.

A few reasons to join this class: Learn something new; Get more exercise; Meet new friends; HAVE FUN!

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 before the next session begins.


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SPECIAL EVENTS



Weekend at East Hill Farm (2017)

Fri 27-OCT to Sun 29-OCT, 2017
Bruce McCue/Jack O'Leary Calling - Roy & Janet Williams Cueing
DANCES (MS/PL) - WORKSHOPS - FOOD
East Hill Farm, 460 Monadnock Street, Troy, NH 03465

The Fairs 'n Squares will be enjoying a dance weekend at East Hill Farms. We invite all our square dance friends to join us there. Six delicious home style meals will be served, Varied accommodations are available to satisfy all tastes. There will be both Square and Round Dance workshops in addition to plenty of dances. Plus, full use of all the Inn facilities (rec room, pool, ...). See the flyer* for additional details and contact information.
Make your reservations in advance by contacting Cindy McCue at 860-529-0937 or at cindy@mccuegardens.com. For directions, see Map.

Please note that a reduced rate* is available for single occupancy rooms.

New for this year is a Trail-In Dance* on Thu 26-OCT-2016 with meals and full use of the hotel facilities on Friday. Click here* for pricing and details.

*Note: some of the above information is from the prior year and will be updated as this year's information becomes available.


New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2017)

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017
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

Secure your dinner reservation before December 20 by sending a note to NYE@fairsnsquares.com or mail your check to Fairs 'n Squares SDC, PO Box 177, Framingham, MA 01704-0177. Use the coupon on this flyer to mail in your dinner reservation.

Our dinner is served to you by our friendly FNS helpers. Dinner includes a salad, an entree with potatoes and vegetables, bread, coffee, and dessert. This is a great deal for a catered NYE dinner AND dance for only $35* per person. You have a choice of either a Chicken, or or a meat Lasagna or a Vegetarian entree.

You can skip the dinner and just come for the dance for only $10* per person (pay at the door - no advance reservation needed). Ring in the New Year with friends at our MS/PL dance with Steve Park calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. Snacks will be available for grazing all evening. This is a wonderful way to welcome in the New Year, especially if you bring friends and loved ones with you.

If you don't want to drive home late at night on NYE, or if you just want to use NYE as an excuse for additional time to relax, pick one of our nearby local hotels and extend your celebration into New Years Day. There are many hotels, with a wide choice of price and quality, within a few minutes of our dance hall. See the Hotel List for a selection of hotels near to our dance hall.

*Note: Preliminary pricing shown is based on last year's event. These prices are subject to revision. Final pricing will be established by 31-OCT-2017.


Class Level Square Dance


Saturday, Feb 10, 2018
Dance 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM;
Scott Hall, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA

This is our Red & White Ball. It is a EZMS Level square dance including fun tips for class level dancers and recent graduates. Jay Silva calling, Marilyn Rivenburg cueing. All area clubs are invited to bring their current class and recent graduates. Only $8/dancer. Flyer

Although it is not required, our Class Advisor would appreciate hearing from any club planning on bringing some of their class to the class level events. Please send an e-mail to the FNS Class-Advisor and let us know approximately how many club and class members might attend.


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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, - Stowe, VT - April 27 & 28, 2018. See the Registration Form.

67th National Square Dance Convention - Kansas City, Missouri - June 27 - 30, 2018
68th National Square Dance Convention - Cincinnati, Ohio - June 21 - 24, 2017

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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 area student. In spring-2014, the Fairs 'n Squares selected a new student to receive this ongoing honor. Julia continues to do extremely well in her studies and we are proud of her ongoing accomplishments.

The drawing for our last raffle was at our home dance on Saturday, 08-APR-2017. 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. Click here to see a flyer for the 2017 raffle.

Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2017, the raffle had over 125 prizes that include gift certificates for many restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, sporting events, museums and other wonderful items. 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. We hope to have our next set of raffle prizes to exceed the list we had in the prior year. Most prizes have a value between $20 and $50, but some are worth over $100.

Judy (on left) with new student Julia
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