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 Event May 2-3

Contra Dance Double Header in Jonesborough & Johnson City

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will present a contra dance double header Friday and Saturday May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street and as part of “First Friday” in Johnson City.

The Friday night event is a street dance free and open to all dancers as part of the “First Friday” initiative by the Johnson City Downtown Merchants Association. Guest performers will be “Boom Chuck” from Asheville with local callers, Christi Bothwell and Clinton Ross, handling the dance calling.
There will be a beginner’s lesson at 7:30. The dance will run from 8:00-10:30pm.

The Saturday evening event will be at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. The guest performers will be “Eric The Cat” from Greenville, SC. The caller is Asheville’s Beth Molaro.

A class for beginners will be held at 7:00pm. The contra dance will run from 7:30pm-10:30pm with a waltz and Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm. No partner is necessary. All the dances are taught and walked through before the music begins. All HJDS events are smoke and alcohol free and family oriented. Admission to the dance is $7.00, $5 for HJDS Members and $5 for students.

For more information, please contact event organizer, David Wiley, at 423-534-8879 or visit www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org or Historic Jonesborough Dance Society on FACEBOOK.

Posted by: David Wiley on April 24, 2014