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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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Contrathon XXV

Contrathon XXV Schedule:
Friday May 24, 2019
04:00pm-06:00pm Contra Dance w/Tempest
06:00pm-Pizza and Potluck Dinner
07:30pm-10:30pm Contra Dance w/Tempest
11:00-01:00am Blues/Fusion with music by Grant Yost

Saturday May 25, 2019
10:00am-12:30pm Contra w/Tempest
01:00pm-03:00pm Waltz Workshop with Scott Baxla
03:00pm-05:00pm Waltz with Mean Lids (George Rettie Memorial Dance)
07:30pm-10:30pm Contra w/Mean Lids
11:00pm-01:00am Club Contra (techno) with DJ Luminous

Sunday May 26, 2019
08:00am-10:30am Waffle Brunch Gone Wild
09:30am-10:30am Yoga with Kim Blaine
11:00am-01:30pm Contra w/Tempest
01:30pm-02:00pm Break
02:00pm-04:30pm Contra w/Mean Lids
04:30pm-06:00pm Dinner Break and Swing Dance with Music by Grant Yost
06:00pm-08:15pm Contra w/Tempest
08:30pm-11:00pm Contra w/Mean Lids

Posted by: David Wiley on May 22, 2019