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Next Dance: April 10, 2016

Member Appreciation Dance at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659

Band: Cailen Campbell & The Pond Brothers
Caller: Clinton Ross

Class for beginners at 1:30pm
Dance 2:00pm-5:00pm

Admission FREE for HJDS Members
Others: $7 adults, $5 students and children

Posted by: David Wiley on April 3, 2016

Next dance: April 2, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The Guest Performers are Atlantic Crossing from Vermont with Donna Hunt calling.

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

Waltz & Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm.

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

Posted by: David Wiley on March 20, 2016

Next dance: Feb 20,2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday, February 20, 2016 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 from Asheville and George Paul from Blacksburg, VA. The caller is Terry Doyle from Morganton, NC. The dance on will run from 7:30-10:30pm.

Posted by: David Wiley on February 9, 2016

Next Event: Feb 6, 2016

Jonesborough Contra Dance! Shake those winter blues on the dance floor!

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday February 6, 201 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street at 7:30 PM. Dot-Dot-Dash will play the tunes while Phoebe Williams will do the calling. Admission is $7, $5 for HJDS members and $5 for full time students. A special family package for members is now offered for a total of $15. Parents and all of their own children under age 18 can gain admission for one price. All dances are taught. The event is smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.

Dot-Dot-Dash has been playing contra dances in the Southern Appalachian region for over 12 years. From a whisper to a growl, they play a variety of traditional dance music as have a large and growing repertoire of original tunes. Band members include Bill Anderson on fiddle (Boone, NC), Matt Livingston on mandolin (Roanoke, VA), and Patrick Turner on bass (Blacksburg, VA). Special guest pianist, Kerry Morgiewicz will be joining Dot Dot Dash on keyboards for this event.

Phoebe Williams hails from Blacksburg, Virginia where she is a big part of the traditional dance community. Phoebe was born into a contra dance family. She started calling about five years ago and now
teaches swing, waltz, Irish set, Irish step, Scottish country dance.

As a caller, Phoebe focuses on the community aspect of dance, the overall pattern of the dance and making beginners feel welcome.

After the dance gets going, Phoebe has a knack for teaching style points as a refinement.

Posted by: David Wiley on January 22, 2016

Next Event: January 16, 2016

Contra Dance!

Guest caller: Jacob Legrone

Guest band: The Stuff (Nic Coker & Gretchen Caverly)

Class for beginners 7:00pm.

Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Posted by: David Wiley on January 5, 2016

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