The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold a contra dance on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
We welcome back caller Stephanie Marie with local band Unbalanced.
Beginners lesson at 7pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Admission $7, $5 for students and children
Every 4th Sunday come out to the Harvest House for Asheville’s only traditional dance music jam hosted by contra dance fiddler Laura Lengnick. Share some of your favorite tunes and learn some new ones at this gathering devoted to celebrating the art of playing the traditional dance music of New England, French Canada, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia. Beginners are welcome, but this jam is for musicians that can play at dance tempos. Listeners are welcome to join us!
The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will hold an afternoon contra dance workshop for beginners followed by a dance on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
The workshop led by caller Warren Doyle will bring the rank beginner all the way to contra dance excitement and skill. This workshop is FREE and open to all. The class will run from 4:00pm-6:00pm. PLease arrive by 3:45pm to check in and be ready on the floor.
The workshop will be followed by an optional Pizza and Salad dinner with a suggested contribution of $5. The staff at Serenity Knoll Cooking school with prepare wood fired pizza and salad from the farm. The dinner starts at 6pm.
The contra dance will follow at 7:30pm with an additional beginners lesson by Warren Doyle. The guest band is Playing with Fyre (Rob and George).
Admission to the dance $7, $5 for full time students and children
All dances are smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.
The Callers Collective hosts a gathering for callers on occasional first Sundays of the month from 6-8 pm. Led by caller Beth Molaro, the collective provides opportunities and guidance for experienced and developing dance callers to share resources and practice together. We welcome anyone who would like to learn to call, work on their calling skills, practice new material or just “talk shop” about calling for dances.