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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: Feb 18, 2017

Join us for the next contra dance in Jonesborough:

Saturday February 18,2017

Guest Band: Joyful Noise

Guest Caller: Terry Doyle

Beginners lesson at 7:00pm

Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Waltz and Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm

Admission: $7, HJDS Members and Students $5

Posted by: David Wiley on February 7, 2017