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.

July 7: Desiree Halcomb
Jigaplex: Matthew Christian - fiddle, mandolin, guitar, whistle, small pipes; Max Carmichael - guitar, bouzouki & whistle; Amy Beshara – fiddle

Forget the cinaplex and discotheques; Jigaplex intersects intellects with tough roughnecks as they hit the decks with tone effects and tunes complex. Desiree directs our contra treks in all respects around bottlenecks to a swing vortex.

July 21: Anne Lutun
Gnu Tones: Bruce Young - fiddle; Jill Smith - piano; Henry Koretzky - mandolin/mandoc

Gnu Tones brings out the wildebeest in ewe with the best gnu tunes you've ever herd. You can’t antelope with Anne but you can hear her call all hoofers to get their hoove on resulting in smiles safari can see. Migrate down the hall arm in armadillo in lions of four then join the circle of life. Find the gorilla your dreams or catch a cougar or silver fox. Don't be a cheetah, springbok for a dozen bucks. You really otter go; weasel out and you'll be ostrichized.