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.
New Dance Floor-Built by Volunteers-Funded by many contributors!
Next Dance November 3, 2018
Contra 101 FREE Workshop Today!
4-6pm with Warren Doyle
Leading the workshop will be Warren Doyle from Mountain City, TN. Warren has over 40 years of experience as an educator, contra dancer, dance instructor/caller and dance event organizer.
To help maintain, and improve, the overall dancing level in Jonesborough and in the region by discussing, and demonstrating:
a) Importance of listening, timing and grace (gentle strength) in dancing
b) Barriers common to smooth and joyful movement
b) Challenges of creative, individual movement within the collective structure
c) Reasons why people contra dance
The class/workshop will be relaxed but meaningful with a healthy balance of discussion and dancing. Not only are beginners welcome, but also experienced dancers who wish more in depth training in the art of contra dance.
Dance tonight at 7:30 with Crooked Pine and Warren Doyle
Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm
Admission $7, Students and Children $5