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The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society was chartered in the Fall of 2005 as a non-profit, educational organization to promote a better understanding and appreciation of American folk dancing, its music, its history and related folklore. HJDS is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society. We are an all-volunteer organization based in Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee.

We will hold community dances on the first and third Saturdays every month in the auditorium of the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street. Our dances are open to the public and feature live music in a smoke and alcohol free environment. No experience is necessary. Each dance is taught by the caller for the evening. You do not have to bring a partner. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Snacks and beverages are for sale in the visitors center. For more information about Jonesborough, please visit their website that can be found in our links section.


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Recent News


Dances Suspended

Hello Dancers:

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we are suspending all contra dance events until May 22, 2020 which is the weekend of our scheduled Memorial Day Weekend Contrathon.
The CDC is recommending that all events with more than 50 participants be cancelled for the next 8 weeks from today (March 26, 2020)
We will make that decision on April 25th so that you can make other plans if we are not able to hold the event.
We can only hope that you stay safe in the meantime and that conditions will improve so that we may gather and dance again.

Thanks,
David Wiley
Historic Jonesborough Dance Society

Posted by: David Wiley on March 26, 2020