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Next Dance: October 14-16

Mountain Madness Dance Weekend Oct 14-16
Place: Jonesborough Visitors Center & Serenity Knoll

Schedule is posted at Facebook.

Session pricing as follows:

Friday Early Bird Warm-Up: Toss the Possum with Will Mentor $10 (this is included in full registration)
Friday Evening: Waltzes and Contras $25
Saturday Morning: Workshops/Dances $10
Saturday Afternoon: RUSHFEST or Contra at SK $15
Saturday Evening: Waltzes and Contras $25
Sunday: Concert, Waltzes and Contras $15

Posted by: David Wiley on October 7, 2016

Next Dance: October 1, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The featured band is Sugar High from Asheville with Jesse Edgerton calling.

Beginners lesson at 7pm, dance from 7:30-10:30pm.

Admission $7, $5 for HJDS Members and Students

Posted by: David Wiley on September 23, 2016

Next Event: Saturday Sept 3rd

Contrathon XX Warm Up Dances!

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a series of dances on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Serenity Knoll Farm and the Jonesborough Visitors Center as a lead up to Contrathon XX on Sunday September 4th. You do not have to be registered for Contrathon XX to attend these events.

Saturday 3:00-5:00pm Waltz at Serenity Knoll with Zeke's Fancy $7 at the door

Saturday 7:30-10:30pm Contra Dance with Zeke's Fancy. Charlotte Crittenden & Charley Harvey calling. $7, $5 for students and HJDS members.

Saturday 11:00pm-1:00am Techno Contra with B-ham calling and playing the tunes $5

Serenity Knoll is located at 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN

CONTRATHON XX will follow on Sunday September 4th and is SOLD OUT! No walk up registrations will be accepted.

Posted by: David Wiley on August 23, 2016

Next Dance: August 6, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street from 7:30-10:30pm.

Dancers are encouraged to bring friends and get them in for only $1.00. The promotion is "Buy one, get one FREE plus $1.00. Bring someone who has never contra danced before and $1.00 is all it takes for them to give it a try.

Guest band is RICOCHET from Charlottesville, VA

The guest caller is Dean Snipes from Charlotte.

Beginners lesson at 7:00pm. Dance from 7:30-10:30pm

Admission $7, HJDS Members and Students $5

Bring a friend who has never tried contra dance and they get in for only $1.

Posted by: David Wiley on July 31, 2016

Next dance: July 30, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a waltz workshop and waltz on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Attendees are invited to compete for the best home made cheesecake which will be judged by the dancers during the break from 7:00pm-8:00pm. The winner of the competition will receive 2 FREE Passes to Mountain Madness 2016, a $199.00 value.

The schedule will include a beginner and intermediate level watlz workshop from 5:00-7:00pm taught by Asheville's Scott Baxla. Cost for any part or all of the workshop is $10. The goal of the workshop is to learn how to connect with your partner and both basic and intermediate level dance moves.

The waltz music will be provided by "Flying the Tune" which consists of June Advincula on piano and Lew Gelfond on fiddle. The waltz will run from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Cost for the waltz is $10.

After the waltz, there will be a swing dance session to recorded music for an additional hour. Then, we will have a movie (yet to be determined) on the big screen.

Free camping is available with hot showers.

Bring a picnic and your finested cheesecake and compete for the grand prize.

Posted by: David Wiley on July 29, 2016

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