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Calendar Highlights:

NYE MS/PL:
31-DEC-2018

MS/PL:
12-JAN-2019

CLASS Level:
16-FEB-2019

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Square Dance CLASS:
Thursdays 7:30 PM

Next Introductory Classes on Thu FEB 7, 14, or 28 2019

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Beginner Round Dance CLASS:
Mondays 7:00 PM
New Session Starts 7-JAN-2019

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Learn to Round Dance:  Beginner Round Dance Classes are on Mondays at 7:00 PM. A new beginners session starts on Monday 7-JAN-2019 at 7:00 PM in Scott Hall. See our 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 FEB 7, 14, or 28 2019 in Scott Hall. 

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 special New Year's Eve dance will be a MS/PL level dance from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM in Scott Hall on Monday, DEC-31 with Bruce McCue calling and Harriett Clarke cueing. You can also sign up (by Dec 20) for the optional catered dinner before the dance. See flyer for details and prices.

The following dance will be a MS/PL level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, JAN-12 with Jay Silva calling and Phil Gatchell cueing. There will be 1/2 hour of early A1 starting at 7:30 PM. See flyer.

The following dance will be a CLASS level dance in Scott Hall on Saturday, FEB-16 with Charlie Trapp calling and Birgit Maguire cueing. There will be 1/2 hour of early A1 starting at 7:30 PM. See flyer.


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 $8 per dancer at all our regular 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
Join a Beginners Class on FEB 7, 14, or 28, 2019
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. 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 - Starting 7-JAN-2019
New 6 week session begins soon for advanced 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 - 8:30 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 for the 6 week session. There will be several sessions available from SEP through MAY. See Flyer.

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.


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SPECIAL EVENTS




New Years Eve Dinner and Dance (2018)

Monday, Dec 31, 2018
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 $40 per person. You have a choice of either a Chicken, or or a meat Lasagna or a Vegetable Lasagna (intended for vegetarians) as your 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 Bruce McCue calling and Harriett Clarke 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: Our hearing assist equipment may not be operational during the NYE Dance.



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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 - Atlanta Georgia - June 26-29, 2019

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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 this past spring, and she will attend Boston College to study Nursing this coming September.

Additionally, due to the huge success of the 2018 Scholarship Raffle, FnS awarded $1,000 to our prior Scholarship receipient, Julia Goldstein, who will earn a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at UConn this year.

The drawing for our most recent raffle was at our home dance on Saturday, 14-APR-2018. The next raffle drawing will be on Saturday 13-APR-2019. 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 2018 raffle.

Raffle tickets for our many prizes may be bought at our dances prior to and up until the raffle drawing. For 2018, 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.

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Mary-Ann Mufute (Right) with Ann and John Newey.
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Julia Goldstein (center) with Judy and Mike Powers.


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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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