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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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Free Contra Dance 7/9

Hello Dancers: There will be a FREE contra dance at beautiful SERENITY KNOLL, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, on Saturday July 9, 2016 starting at 8:00pm. The dance will follow the wedding of KIRSTY ZAHNKE and CLAY SKARDA. Footspring from Charlotte will provide the music. Diane Silver will do the calling. You may begin to arrive anytime after 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

Posted by: David Wiley on July 3, 2016