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Next Event: Contra Dance July 2, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a picnic, dance, sky watch and midnight movie at Serenity Knoll, 542 Bacon Branch Road in Jonesborough, TN on Saturday July 2, 2016.

The event will begin with a potluck dinner starting at 5pm. Then a contra dance will ensue from 7:30-10:30pm with touring band, ANADAMA (From Boston) bringing the tunes with Vicki Herndon calling. Admission $7 for all comers.

Bring food, swimsuit (in case we have waterslide or pool) binoculars, telescope and mosquito repellent.

After the dance, we will have couples dancing to recorded music that will include swing, hip-hop and other partner dances.

Of course, there will be fireworks not only on the dance floor but throughout the valley below.

When things calm down at midnight, Stargazer columnist, Mark Marquette will lead us in a special "Contra Cosmic Connection," The evening of dance will be enhanced with the naked eye stargazing of constellations and telescopic views of Venus Jupiter and the gibbous Moon.

And when the lights go out in the dance hall there will be a chance for some serious stargazing of galaxies and nebulae through telescopes provided by Bristol and Bays Mountain amateur astronomers led by local sky popularizer Marquette. Bring your own telescope and the experts will show you how to properly use it.

At midnight, we'll show the movie DIRTY DANCING on the big screen with hot popcorn for all.

Free camping is available.

Posted by: David Wiley on June 23, 2016

Next dance: June 18, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

Performing for twhe dance is the band S.A.L from Asheville, NC. THe band is made up of Laurie Fisher, Art Shuster and Susi Gott. The caller is Joy Greenwolfe from Durham, NC.

There will be a beginners lesson at 7:00pm. The dance runs from 7:30-10:30pm.

Admission is $7, $5 for HJDS members, Students and Children.

Posted by: David Wiley on June 5, 2016

Next Dance: June 4, 2016

Guest performers:

Band: Rhythm Road
Caller: Terry Doyle

Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm
Dance: 7:30-10:30pm

Admission $7, HJDS Members, Students and Children $5

No Partner Necessary, All dances taught, Smoke, Alcohol and Fragrance Free.

Posted by: David Wiley on May 30, 2016

Next Dance: May 21, 2016

Band: Unusual Suspects
Caller: Clinton Ross

Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm
Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Admission $7, HJDS Members, Students and Children $5

Posted by: David Wiley on May 16, 2016

Next Dance: May 7th, 2016

Band: Zeke's Fancy
Caller: Diane Silver

Posted by: David Wiley on May 6, 2016

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