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!
Next Dance: Sept 1-3, 2017
Contrathon XXII at Serenity Knoll Farm
Friday: Contra Dance with GENOA & Janet Shepherd
Blues Dance 11pm-1am with Charlie Myers (DJ)
Saturday Waltz 3pm-5Pm
Contra 7:30-10:30 with Turnip the Beet,
Abel & Janet Shepherd
Late night Club Contras 11pm-1am with DJ
B-Ham (Brian Hamshar)
Sunday Contrathon XXII
11am-1:30pm Contra Hot Sonata
2pm-4:30pm Contra Turnip the Beet
6:00-8:30pm Contra Hot Sonata
8:30-11:00pm Contra Turnip the Beet
registration recommended at contrathonxxii.eventbrite.com
YOU CAN ALSO PAY AT THE DOOR as long as the event does not sell out