Swingin' Tern Dances

Special Alert

Although the November 16 Minstrel with Shockenaw Mountain Boys concert is cancelled due to the passing of band member Andy Goessling, there is a memorial event at a different location planned. See the Nov. 16 listing on the Minstrel page.

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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.

December 1: DOUBLE DANCE
Will Mentor
Pete's Posse: Pete Sutherland - fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica, vocals; Oliver Scanlon - fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion, vocals; Tristan Henderson - guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion, vocals

Advanced Afternoon Contras 4-6pm $10/$5 students
All-Level Evening Dance 8-11pm $15/$5 students

December 15: Donna Hunt
Peter, Paul, Ed, Garry: Peter Szego - guitar; Paul Prestopino - mandolin, banjo; Ed Jankowitz - upright bass; Garry Moore - fiddl.

After the dance Holiday Party at Doug & Brian's home.