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: $12 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.

TIMES: Beginner's 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 2: Ridge Kennedy
Smash the Windows: Bruce Young – viola; Peggy Shutes – piano; Ryck Kaiser – fiddle

When you hear Smash the Windows, you'll say

June 16: Dave Rupp
Tune Doctors: Robin Russell - keyboard; Helen White - flute; Matthew Christian - fiddle

Deejay Dave creates contra classics on the Terntable, while the Tune Doctors play all our favorites: Hands Four the Memories, Hey Jude, Swing Low Sweet Contradance, The Circle Game, Ladies’ Chain of Fools, Down on the Contra Corner, Lives in the Balance, Box the Nat King Cole, Giving Wait Until Tomorrow, Mad Rockin’ Robin, AlleMandy, and Wish They All Could Be California Twirls.

July 7: Desiree Halcomb
Jigaplex: Matthew Christian - fiddle, mandolin, guitar, whistle, small pipes; Max Carmichael - guitar, bouzouki & whistle; Amy Beshara – fiddle
July 21: Anne Lutun
Gnu Tones: Bruce Young - fiddle; Jill Smith - piano; Henry Koretzky - mandolin/mandoc