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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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Next Dance Saturday October 5, 2019

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold an afternoon contra dance workshop for beginners followed by a dance on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

The workshop led by caller Warren Doyle will bring the rank beginner all the way to contra dance excitement and skill. This workshop is FREE and open to all. The class will run from 4:00pm-6:00pm. PLease arrive by 3:45pm to check in and be ready on the floor.

The workshop will be followed by an optional Pizza and Salad dinner with a suggested contribution of $5. The staff at Serenity Knoll Cooking school with prepare wood fired pizza and salad from the farm. The dinner starts at 6pm.

The contra dance will follow at 7:30pm with an additional beginners lesson by Warren Doyle. The guest band is Playing with Fyre (Rob and George).

Admission to the dance $7, $5 for full time students and children

All dances are smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.

Posted by: David Wiley on October 2, 2019