The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will host the next contra dance of the season on Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street at 8:00 PM.
The featured band is “Flying the Tune” from Asheville. Charley Harvey is the caller. Admission is $7, $5 for students and children.
We are inviting all Area College, high school or professional school students to come at 6pm for pizza and social time. There will also be small group instruction leading up to the group lesson at 7:00pm. Students get into the dance for $5. For an additional $1 they can have at least two slices of pizza and probably more. If you are a student, please let organizers know you are coming by calling or texting 423-534-8879 or indicating so on the Facebook event.
The caller will teach a class for beginners at 7:30 PM and the dance will run from 8:00-11:00 PM. Come to dance or come to listen. No partner is necessary. It is customary at contra dances to change partners after each dance. As always, our dances are smoke, alcohol and fragrance free. Families, students and singles are welcome. All dances are taught by the caller. No previous dance experience is necessary.
Flying the Tune is a band with two very experienced contra dance musicians. June Advincula, an early childhood teacher from Black Mountain, NC. has been playing piano for contra dances for over twenty years. Lew Gelfond is a violinist and fiddler who has been teaching and performing for over 35 years. He has been the mainstay for the Dancing Bears for many years.
For more information, contact David Wiley at 423-534-8879, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit the Historic Jonesborough Dance Society on FACEBOOK.