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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 Event: Saturday March 7, 2015

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday March 7, 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The guest performers are Dot-Dot-Dash from Blacksburg, VA with guest callers Tom Colwell & Myra Hirschberg from Asheville.

A class for beginner contra dancers will be held at 7:00pm. The dance will follow from 7:30-10:30pm with a waltz and Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm.

Admission $7, $5 for HJDS Members and full time students.

Families with children are welcome. All dances are smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.

Posted by: David Wiley on February 22, 2015