Dance: Dan Black with The Contra Rebels

Swingin' Tern presents Dan Black with The Contra Rebels

Please let us know if you’ll be coming on December 4th by visiting our Facebook page and replying Going to this event. That will assist in our preparations. If you’re on the fence, click Interested to stay in the loop. You can also help us out by clicking on the Invite button at the top of the Facebook announcement and inviting friends you think would be interested in dancing again.

Should it be necessary, there is overflow parking diagonally across the traffic light bordering our parking lot at the Senior Center at 96 Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

We can’t wait to see you back on the dance floor on December 4th



  • Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing face masks is required—remember to bring your vaccine card to show at the ticket desk. You will be turned away if you do not have a CDC Covid Vaccination card indicating you have been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks.
  • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you aren’t already on our vaccine list from our July dance, you may expedite entry by sending an image of your Covid Vaccination card in advance to Doug at dheacock at aol dot com and we will have your name on the roster.  We are asking for email addresses should there be a need to contact you about an issue at the dance.
  • In accordance with CDC policy, face masks are required within the building and while dancing.  Please bring your own face mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
  • Please arrive early. We ask for your patience at check-in.
  • We will have some individually wrapped snacks for the break. You are welcome to bring your own snacks—if you plan to share, please make sure they are individually wrapped.
  • Please bring your own water bottle [which can be refilled at the kitchen sink]. We will not be providing a punch bowl.
Dan Black
Photo of Dan Black
In Dan Black’s words, “The joy of contra dancing was found in the mid-1990’s with my move to New Jersey from Pennsylvania.  You will usually see me or possibly hear me on the floor at the many nearby dances within the NJ & PA area.   Contra dancing is about having fun.   Just imagine the fun that I have learned about at the microphone helping other dancers increase their funness (sic).”
Should not funness be a word, oh well come dancing, as the Kinks would say, and get your fun on. Dances are carefully selected, and walkthroughs are as short as possible so the dancers may dance to the great tunes from the band.
The Contra Rebels
Photo of The Contra Rebels

The Contra Rebels are fronted by the twin fiddles of musical and personal partners Todd Clewell and Barb Schmid, joined by the rhythm guitar of Henry Koretzky. The Contra Rebels have played for dances as far afield as Tennessee, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.

Hourly Schedule

Saturday, August 7

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Beginner's Workshop
Learn the basics or help the newcomers.
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The main event.

Book Event

Door Only $15 General Admission, $5 Students

Tickets for this event are not available in advance. Please purchase your ticket at the door - $15 general admission, $5 students. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Available Tickets: 100
The Door Only ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Dec 04 2021


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


First Presbyterian Parish House
14 Hanover Road, East Hanover NJ