Swingin' Tern Dances

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LOCATION: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment

ADMISSION: $10 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.

TIMES: Beginnerís workshop at 7:30 PM. Dance follows, 8 PM - 11 PM (unless otherwise indicated). Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Non-dancing children must be supervised at all times. Dance at your own risk.

INFORMATION: (973) 295-6864 or send email to E-mail

What, you may be asking, is Contra Dancing? Watch the video at right and see our About page for a video and an explanation.


June 3: Diane Silver
Gotham Gals: Norma Castle - percussion; Dominique Gagne - flute; Julia Hartman - fiddle; Robin Russell - keyboard
June 17: Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Strumbow Squeezeblow: Ross Harriss - guitar, piano; Bill Christophersen - fiddle; Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Trip Henderson - harmonica
July 1: Donna Hunt
Strings On Wings: Barb Schmid - fiddle; Henry Koretzky - mandolin/mandocello; Tod Clewell - guitar
July 15: Sue Gola
Wry Bred: Julie Sorcek - flute, saxophone; Mickey Koth - fiddle; Robert Messore - guitar
August 5: TBA
Gnutones: Bruce Young - fiddle; Jill Smith - piano; Henry Koretzky - mandolin, mandocello
August 19: Bob Isaacs
Unbowed: Henry Koretzky - mandolin; Jamie O'Brien - guitar

Celebrating Debbie Naha's birthday

September 2: Diane Hartzell
Smash the Windows: Bruce Young - viola; Peggy Shutes - piano; Ryck Kaiser - fiddle
September 16: Melanie Axel-Lute
Peter Paul Ed Garry: Peter Szego - guitar; Paul Prestopino - mandolin, banjo; Ed Jankowitz - upright bass; Garry Moore - fiddle
October 7: Tom Amesse
Raise The Roof: Mat Clark - fiddle; Bob Pasquarello- bass; Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer; Kathy Talvitie - guitar
October 21: Chuck Abell
Brooklyn Swing Ensemble: Danny Weiss - guitar; Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle; Marco Brehm - bass; Danny Elias - clarinet