Chloe Levine & Contra Intuitive

Swingin' Tern presents Chloe Levine with Contra Intuitive

It may be contraintuitive that the contraband Contra Intuitive contains no contrabassoon, contrabass, or contrafogatto.  In contradistinction, they contraposition contrapunctual contracts. Chloe’s contras contribute contrails of contentment.  Contrarians are contraindicated.

Masks and vaccinations optional.

Chloe Levine
Photo of Chloe Levine

Chloe Emma White Levine (she/her) is a Brooklyn-born caller and lifelong dancer currently based in Somerville, MA. In the ten years since she got started in a teen calling class with Atlanta dance leader Seth Tepfer, she’s traveled throughout the Northeast calling for communities of all shapes and sizes, bringing joy and warmth to every evening behind the mic. Now, she’s stoked to be back in her old stomping grounds making her Swingin’ Tern debut!

Contra Intuitive
Photo of Contra Intuitive

Contra Intuitive features Ryck and Peggy Kaiser who combine their musical talents to provide lively dance music for contra dances, square dances, and civil war reenactment balls. Ryck has been fiddling for dances for over thirty years. His sound is southern Appalachian with a raggy, swinging feel. Expect to hear reels, rags, marches and a few jigs. Peggy is a retired music teacher and in addition to the piano, she plays the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. An experienced clinician, Peggy has taught workshops throughout Pennsylvania.


  • 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 at Swingin’ Tern are 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.


Apr 06 2024


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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