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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

Next Event: Contra Dance Saturday Feb 21, 2015

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street. Admission to the dance is $7, $5 for HJDS members and $5 for full time students. A family package allows parents to bring all of their own children for a total of $15. All dances are smoke and alcohol free. No partner is necessary. Families and children are welcome! A half hour contra dance workshop will be offered at 7pm.

Performing for this event will be the band Cailen Campbell and The Pond Brothers from Asheville. The caller is Deanna Palumbo from Atlanta, GA. The dance on will run from 7:30-10:30pm.

Deanna Palumbo is a contra, techno and square dance caller from Atlanta, GA, known for her clear, infectious and melodious voice. She has called throughout the Atlanta and surrounding areas, in demand especially for contra, techno contra and private functions.

Cailen Campbell has been thrilling contra dancers all over the southeast and around the country for over a decade. His innovative, highly improvisational, lyrical fiddling has been heard in numerous acclaimed regional dance bands, including The Atomic City Rhythm Rascals, The String Beings, The Rocket Boys, The Gypsy Hicks, in addition to a dynamic duo with renowned Asheville area guitarist and banjo virtuoso David Brown. Campbell recently played with the Greasy Beans on behalf of the North Carolina Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Cailen Campbell has been described as one of the most virtuosic and high-energy fiddlers in the Southeast. As both a dancer and musician he is known for his stunning ability to improvise, cross time signatures and musical genres with ease, and for his brilliant self-expression. Cailen joined David Brown on guitar to play as Contraversial until last year when David became part of the very successful touring band, Rising Appalachia.

Last Summer, Campbell joined forces with George and Andy Pond, members of the Snake Oil Medicine Show, to dazzle the dance crowds in the Asheville area with incredible music. The Snake Oil Medicine Show started their bluegrass, hillbilly ragtime bop, reggae and experimental jazz journey in 1995 in the Boone, NC area. For many years, along with George’s wife Caroline and an assortment of other musicians, Snake Oil Medicine Show performed all over the world. These days, with small children at home, they are playing local and have found Cailen Campbell to be all about having fun playing for contra dances.

Posted by: David Wiley on February 11, 2015

Next Event: Feb 7, 2015

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

The guest performers are Stoll 'N Gold, Roger Gold, Pam and Fred Stoll with Laurie Fisher calling.

Beginners lesson at 7:00pm.
Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Waltz & Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm.

Admission $7, HJDS Members and students $5

Posted by: David Wiley on February 3, 2015

Next Event: Contra Dance Saturday January 17, 2015

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street. The guest performers are CONTRAFORCE from Charleston with Margaret Matthews calling the dance.

Class for beginners at 7:00pm, dance from 7:30-10:30pm.

David Kehs and Dana Jensen will be married in the afternoon in a private ceremony. We will celebrate their marriage at our dance in the evening.

Admission $7, $5 for HJDS Members and Students.

Posted by: David Wiley on January 6, 2015

Special Dance Event Jan 2-3

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society welcomes you to a special dance event on January 2nd and 3rd 2015 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street, featuring Perpetual e-Motion and The Buddy System for a day and a half of bringing-in-the-new year dancing.

Calling for this event will be Charlotte Crittenden and Will Mentor.

Cost is $40 per person, $30 for HJDS Members and Students. Session tickets are available for Friday night, Saturday Day and Saturday evening.

Registration is now open at www.anewyearsaffair.eventbrite.com

Capacity is 160 dancers.

Schedule & Prices

Friday Evening-January 2nd

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm contra -- both bands
7:30 - 9:00 Buddy System acoustic
9:30 - 11:30 Perpetual e-Motion

Saturday Daytime-January 3rd

10:30 am - 12:00 p Flow + Glide contras -- Buddy System acoustic
12:00 - 1:30 lunch break
1:30 - 2:15 waltzing -- Buddy System
2:30 - 5:00 Challenging contra dance -- Perpetual e-Motion

6:00 - 8:00 dinner break

Saturday Evening-January 3rd

6:30 – 8:30 Perpetual e-Motion
8:30 – 9:00 Dessert Break
9:00- 11:00 Buddy System (techno contra)



Admission price:
_____$40 for all events in advance, $30 for HJDS Members, Students in advance
_____$15 for Friday night, $10 for HJDS Members, Students
_____$15 for Saturday day, $10 for HJDS Members, Students
_____$15 for Saturday night, $10 for HJDS Members, Students

Posted by: David Wiley on December 21, 2014

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