Welcome,

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.


New Dance Floor-Built by Volunteers-Funded by many contributors!

Recent News


Special Dance Event Jan 2-3

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society welcomes you to a special dance event on January 2nd and 3rd 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street, featuring Perpetual e-Motion and The Buddy System for a day and a half of bringing-in-the-new year dancing.

Calling for this event will be Charlotte Crittenden and Will Mentor.

Cost is $40 per person, $30 for HJDS Members and Students. Session tickets are available for Friday night, Saturday Day and Saturday evening.

Registration is now open at www.anewyearsaffair.eventbrite.com

Capacity is 160 dancers.

Schedule & Prices

Friday Evening-January 2nd

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm contra -- both bands
7:30 - 9:00 Buddy System acoustic
9:30 - 11:30 Perpetual e-Motion

Saturday Daytime-January 3rd

10:30 am - 12:00 p Flow + Glide contras -- Buddy System acoustic
12:00 - 1:30 lunch break
1:30 - 2:15 waltzing -- Buddy System
2:30 - 5:00 Challenging contra dance -- Perpetual e-Motion

6:00 - 8:00 dinner break

Saturday Evening-January 3rd

6:30 8:30 Perpetual e-Motion
8:30 9:00 Dessert Break
9:00- 11:00 Buddy System (techno contra)



Admission price:
_____$40 for all events in advance, $30 for HJDS Members, Students in advance
_____$15 for Friday night, $10 for HJDS Members, Students
_____$15 for Saturday day, $10 for HJDS Members, Students
_____$15 for Saturday night, $10 for HJDS Members, Students

Posted by: David Wiley on December 21, 2014