Retern to Tern with Bob Isaacs & Young, Koretzky & Blouin

Swingin' Tern presents Bob Isaacs with Young, Koretzky & Blouin

We are so excited to introduce everyone to Swingin’ Tern’s new home at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham, NJ. The hall at St. Paul’s has a beautiful well-worn wooden floor with large windows on all four sides for excellent air circulation. Our new site is two blocks from the Chatham train station and from our original site at Ogden. There is ample parking in the back of the church along with a large selection of restaurants on Main Street.

A full description of this dance is available at

Have you been deprived of contra joy? Has Zoom dancing left you thinking your partner is two-dimensional? Have Clorox fumes removed your nose hairs? Don’t delay! Call Young, Koretzky & Blouin to litigate your contra case today! They will fiddle around with your bass instincts and guitar the money you deserve. Barrister Bob will hand down amicus allemandes, bonded balances, and habeas heys. Legal briefs may be exhibited by those seeking guilty pleasures before reaching a verdict and adjourning to sip a subpoena colada.

Bob Isaacs
Photo of Bob Isaacs

We’re happy to have Bob Isaacs break in our new hall. Bob is known for his clear, concise calling. He is a prolific contra choreographer — his creative dances are called throughout the country. A specialty of Bob’s are his Grid Squares in which one moves from square to square in a single dance. It’s a wild ride.

Young, Koretzky & Blouin
Photo of Young, Koretzky & Blouin

Bruce Young, from State College, PA, is the regular fiddler for the Gnutones, who have played for Swingin’ Tern many times in the past. He is joined by Gnutones/Contra Rebels/Unbowed veteran Henry Koretzky, from Harrisburg, PA. Henry will play guitar in this configuration, joined by Philadelphia-area bassist Aaron Blouin, who has performed for Swingin Tern dancers with the Contra Rebels.


  • Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing face masks are 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 and December dances, 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 and Folk Project policy, face masks are required within the building and while dancing. Please bring your own N95, KN95, or FN94 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 with your name on it. We will not be providing a punch bowl.

Hourly Schedule

Dance Schedule

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.


May 07 2022


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




St. Paul's Episcopal Church
200 Main Street, Chatham, NJ