Donna Hunt & Dance Magnet

With a name that says it all, Dance Magnet attracts dancers from the north pole to the south pole.  A force to be reckoned with, the band keeps the tunes in flux as they create musical magnetic moments.  Larks and Robins will align themselves as Donna polarizes “forward and back” to “pulling together and pushing apart”.  If you believe in the law of attraction, prove your mettle and iron will as you pull yourself off the refrigerator to steel away to our dance floor.  Make Wooly Willy proud!

Please note this dance will end early at 10pm so that everyone may attend the nearby Swingin’ Tern Annual Holiday Party.  Directions will be at the dance.

Masks and vaccinations optional.

Swingin' Tern presents Donna Hunt with Dance Magnet
Donna Hunt
Photo of Donna Hunt
Donna Hunt at Swingin' Tern

Having garnered an excellent national reputation, we are proud that Donna Hunt developed her calling chops at Swingin’ Tern Dances. Calling contras with interesting choreography and variations, Donna is known for utilizing clear, concise instructions to minimize teaching time and maximize dance time. Donna infuses the dancers with confidence, regardless of their skill level, and she enjoys guiding new dancers and challenging experienced ones.

Dance Magnet
Photo of Dance Magnet

Assembled in NYC and Brooklyn jam sessions, Dance Magnet is a contra dance band with a cause: to inspire joyful movement. The quartet is animated by Anne Beal’s sweet fiddling and infused with the rhythmic guitar stylings of Charlie Shaw, the rollicking banjo of Robert Wood, and tasty piano and percussion from Chris Zuar. Dance Magnet delivers groovy, Celtic-flavored barn burners and spicy Old-Time versions of classic contra tunes.


  • 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 16 2023


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm




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