Dare To Be Square Tennessee
An old time square dance calling, dance, and music weekend party
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Callers: Michael Ismerio, Bobby Fulcher, Phil Jamison, T-Claw and more
Bands: The Hellgrammites and the Corn Potato String Band
Weekend Pass:$50 after Dec. 12 $40 Early Bird price
Calling and dancing workshops all day Friday and Saturday
Evening Dances open to the public: $5-10 at the door, 7 pm all three nights
A description of what to expect:
All dances will be TAUGHT all weekend. No experience is necessary. No one is required to dance, call, or play. It is a SOCIAL event. The focus will be on simple and traditional southern Appalachian figures. No dress code or partner is needed needed. Anyone can dance with ANYONE regardless of gender.
By mail: send check payable to Jubilee Community Arts, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916 (mailing a check avoids convenience fee, if you do this please email us to say you are registering by mail)
By credit card online or 865-523-7521
For questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 522-5851
The Laurel Theater has limited parking and is located near the University of Tennessee, so free daytime parking is scarce. There is a $5 pay lot nearby on the SE corner of Clinch Ave and James Agee St, across the street from Chaiyo's restaurant. Street parking is more available in the evenings and on Saturday, but you still might need to walk some blocks.
Where NOT TO PARK!! Private lots without permission, whether or not marked, including the grassy lots on Laurel Ave next to the Laurel Theater's lot -- you are highly likely to be towed if you park there! Knoxville does not require that private lots have any kind of signage in order to tow. Also, if you are used to attending evening events at the Laurel, the clinic next door on 16th is off limits during the day and so is any UT lot unless you have UT parking privileges.
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Sponsored by Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville Square Dance, Country Dance and Song Society, Pioneer House and the Lloyd Shaw Foundation