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: 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.


April 1: Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Gotham Gals: Norma Castle - percussion; Dominique Gagne - flute; Julia Hartman - fiddle; Robin Russell - keyboard

In an effort to ditch the center line syndrome, Swingin’ Tern has gone retro by placing a mosh pit directly in front of the stage. Stage-diving will be led by Notorious A.D.L. as she raps in-your-face contras. Gotham Gals goes grunge with a sonic fog. Torn flannel and combat boots required. Body piercing and tattooing available at the door. Be the 1st as Fools rush in.

April 15: Dan Black
Contrapositive: Matthew Christian - fiddle; Max Carmichael - guitar, bouzouki, flute; Joe De Paolo - drums

You've got to accentuate the positive

Dancing to Contrapositive

With Dan Black, he's so informative

Don't mess with any other scene.

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Contradance spreads joy up to the maximum

Brings gloom down to the minimum

Creates a bandemonium

While we are all living the dream.

May 6: DOUBLE DANCE
Bob Isaacs
Tempest: Tim Ball - fiddle; Chuck Abell - guitar; Harry Aceto - bass

Afternoon Advanced Contras & Grid Squares 4-6pm $10/$5 students

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

May 20: Ridge Kennedy
Fingerplay
June 3: Diane Silver
Gotham Gals