DD Angela DeCarlis & Sycamore

3:45 – 5:45 pm Afternoon Advanced Contras $15 adults/$5 students
5:45 – 7:00 pm Dinner Break at the many walkable Chatham restaurants
7:00 – 7:30 pm Beginners’ Workshop
7:30 – 10:30pm All-Level Evening Dance $15 adults/$5 students
Angela DeCarlis and Sycamore will perform for both sessions.


Swingin' Tern presents Angela DeCarlis with Sycamore
Angela DeCarlis
Photo of Angela DeCarlis
Angela DeCarlis at Dancing Fish

Angela DeCarlis has more than a decade of calling experience and has performed across the country, including at Northwest Folklife in 2023 and at Pinewoods Harmony of Song & Dance Week in 2022. Hailing from Gainesville, Florida, Angela takes pride in their clear teaching and brings a strong sense of musicality to the mic.

Photo of Sycamore

Coming to us from Maine, Sycamore features Cedar Stanistreet [of Cloud Ten and Nor’easter fame] on fiddle, Michael Sokolovsky on guitar and feet, and Samuel Foucher on accordion.


  • 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.


Oct 05 2024


3:45 pm - 10:30 pm




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