The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society will offer a free three-hour comprehensive workshop for people interested in learning how to contra dance Saturday, March 2, at the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone St., from 3 to 6 p.m.
Leading the workshop will be Warren Doyle from Mountain City. Doyle has more than 40 years of experience as an educator, contra dancer, dance instructor/caller and dance event organizer.
The class/workshop will be relaxed but meaningful with a healthy balance of discussion and dancing. Not only are beginners welcome, but experienced dancers who wish more in-depth training in the art of contra dance are also welcome.
Participants are encouraged to attend the entire session. However, if that is not possible, it is preferred that participants be present for the beginning orientation at 3 p.m. Late arrivals will have to join in progress.
Adults and children are welcome. No pre-registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the evening contra dance with music performed by Good & Plenty from Asheville with the dance being called by Doyle. A class for beginners starts at 7 p.m. with the dance running from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $7. HJDS members and full-time students are admitted for $5.
For more information, call event organizer David Wiley at 534-8879.