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Next Dance March 7, 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will celebrate National Pound Cake Day on March 7th with a contra dance and bake off. Prizes awarded for the top three finest pound cakes baked by our dancers (no cheating and buying a souped up Sara Lee). You must bake your own and share the ingredient list. In a addition to a pound of flour, sugar, eggs and butter, add your favorite flavors and toppings. Judging to be held at the break.

National Pound Cake Day is actually March 4th. It is said that pound cakes can be traced back to at least the start of the 18th century and to honor this sinfully savory joy, Pound Cake Day is now celebrated each and every year. Every year, many countless those with a bit of a sweet tooth memorialize this satisfy by baking their very own cake making use of elements of their picking.

While the pound birthday cake is perhaps among the better-known pastries in numerous various cultures, really few are really knowledgeable about where the name stemmed. As a matter of fact, this term is derived from the act of using one pound of butter, eggs, flour and sugar. It is said that this was done so that those that were unable to read would certainly be able to memorize the recipe.

To burn off enough calories to consume one of America's favorite deserts, we'll contra dance to the music of Laura Light and Dave Bartley. Plus you will get to enjoy all the antics of one mighty fine caller from Asheville, Laurie Fisher.

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

Admission $7, $5 for full time students and children

Posted by: David Wiley on February 17, 2020

Next Dance 02 08 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society welcomes all to our Community Valentine's Contra Dance on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Jonesbough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

Even though Valentine's Day will have passed, we still feel it is important to show all our dancers that they are loved and appreciated even if they are single and not in a romantic relationship. So, the theme for this event is all about community.

Dancers will be treated to both dances with focus on partner interaction but also time spent with your neighbors. Additionally, there will be circle dances and mixers.

In hopes of having as many attend as possible, we will not have a set admission fee but will ask you to make a donation of what you can afford to pay or pay whatever you think this community means to you in order to support the band, caller, sound engineer and all the volunteers that make it happen.

Guest Band: Boom Chuck (Laurie Fisher & Nic Coker)
Guest Caller; Charlotte Crittenden

Bring sweet treats to share with everyone.

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

Posted by: David Wiley on February 8, 2020

Next Dance Jan 18, 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Joneborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The them is Roaring 20's for costumes (optional) and dance. We will weave in the Charleston, Shimmy, Foxtrot, Blackbottom and Salsa.

Nick Boulet from Greensboro will lead the dance fun.

Riverdale will don their black slacks, white shirts and suspenders topped with fedoras to play the tunes.

We'll have mocktails and snacks with a photo booth for memorable pictures of our costumes and jewelry and prizes for costumes

Come join the fun starting at 7:00pm with a beginners lesson and then dance the night away till 10:30pm.

Admission $7, $5 for full time students and children. $15 for parents and their children

Posted by: David Wiley on January 16, 2020

Next Dance 01 04 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance society will kick off the 2020 season with a community contra dance on Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The guest band is Spinning Wheel (Nic Coker & Karen Gaughan)

the guest caller is Clinton Ross.

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

Admission $7, $5 for students and children

Posted by: David Wiley on December 31, 2019

Next Dance Dec 21, 2019

To celebrate the end of our 14th year of community contra dance in Jonesborough, you are invited to join us on Saturday December 21, 2019 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street for a Christmas Cookie Potluck & Contra Dance.

The Visitors Center is all decorated in holiday season style!! The trees in the lobby are spectacular. We invite you to put on your apron and bake up your favorite holiday cookie treats and bring them to share with our dancers.

Our special holiday band is the Hot Daddies made up of faculty members of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program including Lee Bidgood and Roy Andrade.

Our guest caller is one of our all-time favorites, Diane Silver, from Asheville.

Please join us for the beginners lesson at 7:00pm. The dance will run from 7:30-10:30pm with a waltz break at 9:00pm.

Admission is $7, $5 for students and children.

Hope to see you all there on the dance floor!

Posted by: David Wiley on December 18, 2019

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