Sunny Lawrence & Wry Bred

Swingin' Tern presents Sunny Lawrence with Wry Bred
Sunny Lawrence
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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.

Wry Bred
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Wry Bred at Swingin' Tern

The contra dance trio Wry Bred has been energizing dance floors for years. With Julie Sorcek on flute and saxophone, Mickey Koth on fiddle, and Robert Messore on guitar, Wry Bred engages in rollicking musical conversations with driving rhythms and exuberant harmonies. Wry Bred: good music no matter how you slice it!


  • 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 17 2024


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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