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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 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