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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 Dance July 6, 2019

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold another in a series of Summer contra dances on July 6 ,2019 at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659

The festivities start at 6pm. We will have HOT DOGS, Watermelon, Root Beer Floats, games prior to the dance.

There will be a lesson for beginners at 7:00pm followed by a dance from 7:30-10:30pm with waltz break at 9:00pm.

There will be a post-dance movie on the big screen in the pavilion.

Guest band is Old Time-Good Time (Deb Shebish & Owen Grooms)

Guest caller is Clinton Ross

Admission $7, $5 for students and children.

Posted by: David Wiley on June 30, 2019