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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 Jan 18, 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Joneborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The them is Roaring 20's for costumes (optional) and dance. We will weave in the Charleston, Shimmy, Foxtrot, Blackbottom and Salsa.

Nick Boulet from Greensboro will lead the dance fun.

Riverdale will don their black slacks, white shirts and suspenders topped with fedoras to play the tunes.

We'll have mocktails and snacks with a photo booth for memorable pictures of our costumes and jewelry and prizes for costumes

Come join the fun starting at 7:00pm with a beginners lesson and then dance the night away till 10:30pm.

Admission $7, $5 for full time students and children. $15 for parents and their children

Posted by: David Wiley on January 16, 2020