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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: October 1, 2016

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The featured band is Sugar High from Asheville with Jesse Edgerton calling.

Beginners lesson at 7pm, dance from 7:30-10:30pm.

Admission $7, $5 for HJDS Members and Students

Posted by: David Wiley on September 23, 2016