Karen Justin & Torrent

This dance will end early at 10pm so folks can go to the Holiday Party after the dance.  Directions to the local party will be at the dance.


Swingin' Tern presents Karen Justin with Torrent
Karen Justin
Photo of Karen Justin

In 2022, Karen Justin discovered the joy of contra calling. Known as a friendly and precise dancer, she brings these same qualities to the microphone. With clear teaching and well-timed calling, Karen welcomes new and experienced dancers alike, helping them connect to the music and to each other.

Photo of Torrent
Torrent at Swingin' Tern

Torrent is New York City’s newest contra dance band featuring Nadia Gaya on accordion, Sarah Stefanski on fiddle, and Ross Parker on piano. Torrent’s driving rhythms and exciting tunes will get you on your feet and dancing!


  • 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.


Dec 21 2024


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm




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