Jen Jasenski & Unbowed

Swingin' Tern presents Jen Jasenski with Unbowed
Jen Jasenski
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Jen Jasenski is a former Spanish teacher who came to contra dance via swing dance over twenty years ago.  Having found herself calling while dancing to help dancers, in 2019 she decided to take one of Bob Isaacs’ Learn to Call classes and now calls regularly in Connecticut.  When planning a program, Jen thinks about herself as a dancer first, and is always prepared to make changes based on the needs of the dancers. Jen is an organizer for her local 2nd Saturday dance in CT and is on the NEFFA Board of Directors.

Photo of Unbowed

Unbowed is built around the mandolin as lead instrument in lieu of the more common fiddle.  The mandolin is played by Henry Koretzky, a veteran of various contradance and other bands.  He’s joined at Swingin’ Tern by Doug Healy on guitar and Aaron Blouin on upright bass.


  • Newcomers are welcome to come at 7pm for an introductory lesson on the basics of contra dancing.  No partner is necessary.  All dances are taught with a “walk-through” by the caller.
  • We no longer require vaccination.  Masks are optional.
  • All dances at Swingin’ Tern are called to the gender-neutral terms Larks & Robins.
  • We have open windows on three sides and air-conditioning when needed.
  • We welcome contributions of home-baked [or not] goodies to share at the break.
  • Please bring your own water bottle. Water bottles may be filled at the kitchen sink.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.  Contra dancing is aerobic.  We prefer you carry in your shoes.
  • We are a friendly, inclusive group. Pack plenty of smiles! 

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.


Aug 03 2024


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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