Carl Levine & French Toast

Swingin' Tern presents Carl Levine with French Toast
Carl Levine
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Carl Levine has been a familiar face on the dance floor and on the stage. He has been dancing, organizing, and calling traditional dance for thirty years. His teaching is clear and concise, and his programming is lively and interesting.

French Toast
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French Toast is inspired by the gripping harmonies, driving rhythms and melodic whimsy of French Canadian music. In addition to Québécois tunes, their contra sets serve up jazzy rags, mesmerizing riffs & jaunty jigs—all great for dancing!  French Toast features Helen White on flute, Anna Bosnick on fiddle, and Cynthia Shaw on keyboard.


  • 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.


Sep 21 2024


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm




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