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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 02 08 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society welcomes all to our Community Valentine's Contra Dance on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Jonesbough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

Even though Valentine's Day will have passed, we still feel it is important to show all our dancers that they are loved and appreciated even if they are single and not in a romantic relationship. So, the theme for this event is all about community.

Dancers will be treated to both dances with focus on partner interaction but also time spent with your neighbors. Additionally, there will be circle dances and mixers.

In hopes of having as many attend as possible, we will not have a set admission fee but will ask you to make a donation of what you can afford to pay or pay whatever you think this community means to you in order to support the band, caller, sound engineer and all the volunteers that make it happen.

Guest Band: Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher & Nic Coker)
Guest Caller; Charlotte Crittenden

Bring sweet treats to share with everyone.

Beginners at 7:00pm
Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Posted by: David Wiley on February 8, 2020