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 4: Dugan MurphyContras
Gotham Gals: Norma Castle - flute, percussion; Julia Hartman - fiddle; Robin Russell - piano
June 18: DOUBLE DANCE
Donna HuntContras
The Gaslight Tinkers: Peter Siegel - mandolin, guitar, banjo; Garrett Sawyer - bass; Dave Noonan - drums; Audrey Knuth - fiddle

Afternoon Advanced Contras 4-6pm $10 general/$5 students

All-Level Evening Dance 8-11pm $15 general/$10 students

July 2: Don FlahertyContras
Strumbow Squeezeblow: Ross Harriss - guitar, piano; Bill Christophersen - fiddle; Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Trip Henderson - harmonica
July 16: Dave RuppContras
Squeezology Trio: Dotty Moore - fiddle; Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Marnen Laibow-Koser - piano