Dare To Be Square Tennessee

An old time square dance calling, dance, and music weekend party

Download the flyer

And here's the schedule!

Drivers:  all about PARKING at the Laurel Theater:

January 9th-12th, 2014

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.

The Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916

To register:
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: dtbstn@gmail.com 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.

The scholarship deadline is passed, but we will still entertain requests for work-for-admission (email us)

RSVP and spread the word:


Housing:  we will try to accommodate requests for housing with local dancers & friends, email dtbstn@gmail.com (tell us if you have pet allergies, smoke, etc.)
Hotels: for the price sensitive, we suggest the Super 8 or Red Roof Inn on Papermill Rd.
 for convenience and comfort, the Four Points Sheraton (walking distance)


Sponsored by Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville Square Dance, Country Dance and Song Society, Pioneer House and the Lloyd Shaw Foundation