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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: Contra Dance & Food Drive

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance and food drive on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

There will be a "Meet and Greet the Posse" potluck dinner from 5:30pm until 7:00pm. Bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Let's show some Jonesborough hospitality for our friends Tristan, Pete and Oliver from Vermont.

Performing for the dance is Pete's Posse from Vermont.. The dance will be called by Diane Silver from Asheville, NC.

The event will focus on the collection of non-perishable food stuffs for the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association Food Bank.

Beginners lesson at 7:00pm. Dance from 7:30-10:30 with waltz and Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm

Posted by: David Wiley on November 2, 2014