Don Flaherty & Rhythmic Heart

Swingin' Tern presents Don Flaherty with Rhythmic Heart

Only an April fool would bypass this cardiac event as Rhythmic Heart pumps out chamber music to raise your blood pressure. Calling arresting contras worthy of a coronary, Pacemaker Don will lead us in the systolic stomp. Don’t let your life be in vein, come hear the murmur of the crowd and join the fibrillation.



Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required as long as Morris County remains at the Green or Yellow level.






Don Flaherty
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Don Flaherty at Swingin' Tern

We are happy to welcome back Don Flaherty, one of the founders of Swingin’ Tern Dances.  Don is well-known for his prolific creation of new contra dances.  His dances are called by dozens of callers across the country.  Don is sure to keep us moving with his gems that have become part of the contra tradition along with a debut or two of his freshly choreographed dances.



Rhythmic Heart
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Rhythmic Heart at Swingin' Tern

Not one to skip a beat, Rhythmic Heart mixes old-timey, jazz, Celtic, and New England traditional tunes with occasional notes of new age and rock.  Rhythmic Heart features Anna Bosnick on fiddle, Norma Castle on flute and percussion, Doug Healy on banjo and guitar, and Robin Russell on keyboard.


  • Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required as long as Morris County remains at the Green or Yellow level.  At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines along with proof of vaccination.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines. 
  • Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC which is posted by 8pm on the Thursday before each dance.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. Water bottles may be filled at the kitchen sink.

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.

Book Event

Door Only
$15 General Admission, $5 Students
Available Tickets: 100

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 N95 equivalent or surgical masks are required.

The Door Only ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Apr 01 2023


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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