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Next Dance Jan 18, 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Joneborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The them is Roaring 20's for costumes (optional) and dance. We will weave in the Charleston, Shimmy, Foxtrot, Blackbottom and Salsa.

Nick Boulet from Greensboro will lead the dance fun.

Riverdale will don their black slacks, white shirts and suspenders topped with fedoras to play the tunes.

We'll have mocktails and snacks with a photo booth for memorable pictures of our costumes and jewelry and prizes for costumes

Come join the fun starting at 7:00pm with a beginners lesson and then dance the night away till 10:30pm.

Admission $7, $5 for full time students and children. $15 for parents and their children

Posted by: David Wiley on January 16, 2020

Next Dance 01 04 2020

The Historic Jonesborough Dance society will kick off the 2020 season with a community contra dance on Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

The guest band is Spinning Wheel (Nic Coker & Karen Gaughan)

the guest caller is Clinton Ross.

Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Admission $7, $5 for students and children

Posted by: David Wiley on December 31, 2019

Next Dance Dec 21, 2019

To celebrate the end of our 14th year of community contra dance in Jonesborough, you are invited to join us on Saturday December 21, 2019 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street for a Christmas Cookie Potluck & Contra Dance.

The Visitors Center is all decorated in holiday season style!! The trees in the lobby are spectacular. We invite you to put on your apron and bake up your favorite holiday cookie treats and bring them to share with our dancers.

Our special holiday band is the Hot Daddies made up of faculty members of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music program including Lee Bidgood and Roy Andrade.

Our guest caller is one of our all-time favorites, Diane Silver, from Asheville.

Please join us for the beginners lesson at 7:00pm. The dance will run from 7:30-10:30pm with a waltz break at 9:00pm.

Admission is $7, $5 for students and children.

Hope to see you all there on the dance floor!

Posted by: David Wiley on December 18, 2019

Next Dance December 7, 2019

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a community contra dance on Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

Guest band: Unbalanced
Guest caller: Kyle Johnston

Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm
Dance 7:30-10:30pm

Admission $7, Full time students and children $5

Posted by: David Wiley on December 3, 2019

Next Dance November 16, 2019

The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society presents a community contra dance on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street.

Featured band is ContraForce from Charleston, SC
Guest Caller: Jesse Edgerton

Beginners Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Waltz and Klondike Bar break at 9:00pm

Admission $7, $5 for Students and Children

No partner necessary, All dances smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.

Posted by: David Wiley on November 10, 2019

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