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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 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