Sunny Lawrence & Strings Attached

Swingin' Tern presents Sunny Lawrence with Strings Attached

You don’t have to solve string theory to know Strings Attached will unite us with the tunes they string together.  First string caller Sunny pulls some strings with a string of moves worthy of cat’s cradle.  Not to string you along or harp on one string, but if you’re strung out, cut the apron strings and have the world on a string.

Masks and vaccinations optional.

Sunny Lawrence
Photo of Sunny Lawrence

Sunny Lawrence grew up in New York City and began dancing there in 2011. She recently began learning to call contras through Brooklyn Contra’s Caller’s Workshop series. Her goal as a caller is to bring a clear, calm, and joyful presence to the mic, to make contra accessible to new dancers, and to strengthen her beloved dance communities.

Strings Attached
Photo of Strings Attached

String Attached features Christie Riehl on cello. Doug Healy on guitar, and Nathalie Levine on fiddle.  As to their name, the band explains “a string vibrates when it is securely attached at both ends to a musical instrument. This prison of attachment paradoxically gives to the musician the opportunity for greatest freedom of movement and thought and creativity. The result: sympathetic vibrations in the muscles and bones of proximal dancers who are suddenly unable to avoid whole body movement. An ideal way to induce dancing among those who love to dance. Our band is committed to playing with all strings attached.”


  • Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required.
  • We once again welcome contributions of home-baked [or not] goodies to share at the break.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. Water bottles may be filled at the kitchen sink.
  • All dances are now called to the gender-neutral terms Larks & Robins.

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.


Dec 02 2023


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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