Until further notice, all participants must provide proof of vaccination at the door. This can be done by showing us a vaccination card indicating that you are at least two weeks beyond either a single Johnson & Johnson shot, or the second of two Moderna or Pfizer shots. A complete and unredacted photo or photocopy of the front of that vaccination card is also acceptable. We will not retain copies of your medical information, only ask to see them as a condition of entry. Masks are optional.

Swingin' Tern Dances

Location: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover NJ, a smoke and alcohol free environment. DIRECTIONS

Time: Beginner's workshop at 7:00 PM. Dance follows, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM (unless otherwise indicated). Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Non-dancing children must be supervised at all times. Dance at your own risk.

Admission: $15 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.

For More Information: (973) 535-3274 or send email to swingintern@folkproject.org

What, you may be asking, is Contra Dancing? Watch the video below and see our About Swingin' Tern page for a video and an explanation.

The Terns are back! We will be dancing again on Dec. 4, 2021 with our regular schedule resuming in the New Year. [updated 11/22/21]

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Click the image below to check out the joy at our Retern to Tern from July 17th, 2021.

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Swingin' Tern Dances

Location: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover NJ, a smoke and alcohol free environment

Time: Beginner's workshop at 7:00 PM. Dance follows, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM (unless otherwise indicated). Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Non-dancing children must be supervised at all times. Dance at your own risk.

Admission: $15 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.

For More Information: (973) 535-3274 or send email to swingintern@folkproject.org

What, you may be asking, is Contra Dancing? Watch the video below and see our About Swingin' Tern page for a video and an explanation.

The Terns are back! We will be dancing again on Dec. 4, 2021 with our regular schedule resuming in the New Year. [updated 11/22/21]

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Click the image below to check out the joy at our Retern to Tern from July 17th, 2021.

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Alexadra Deis-Lauby with Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

Swingin’ Tern New Years DAY dance
Saturday, January 1st 7:30pm — 10:30pm
[Beginners’ Workshop & Check-In at 7pm] This dance will be called to Larks & Robins [rather than the gendered terms Ladies & Gents] Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing Masks required [see full Covid protocol below] Admission $15 [students $5]  14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ

Swingin’ Tern is thrilled to start the year off right with a New Years Day dance. Along with your enthusiasm, masks, and dance shoes, please bring a measure of kindness and understanding as we return to dancing mode, each at our own pace. If you aren’t ready to return yet, we will welcome you back to dancing whenever you do feel ready.

Caller: Alexadra Deis-Lauby
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Alexandra calling at Swingin' Tern

Alexandra began contra dancing in 2011 while at school in Chicago. After catching the contra bug, she began calling in 2014. Alex’s smooth voice, clear teaching style and engaging dance selections delight dancers from coast to coast. When she’s not calling, you can find her on the dance floor twirling away!

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
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Brooklyn Swing at Swingin' Tern

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble started out playing for a swing dance over thirty years ago and has evolved into a dance band for many genres. They are well known in the Northeast for their unique blend of fiddle tunes, Klezmer music and swing/blues – playing for contra dances and other events throughout the region. With fiddle and clarinet as the lead instruments, the world is their musical oyster and they are unafraid to explore!!  Brooklyn Swing features Samuel Zygmuntowicz on fiddle, Danny Elias on clarinet, Norman Plankey on guitar, and Marco Brehm on upright bass.

COVID PROTOCOL

  • Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing face masks are required—remember to bring your vaccine card to show at the ticket desk. You will be turned away if you do not have a CDC Covid Vaccination card indicating you have been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks.
  • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you aren’t already on our vaccine list from our July dance, you may expedite entry by sending an image of your Covid Vaccination card in advance to Doug at dheacock at aol dot com and we will have your name on the roster.  We are asking for email addresses should there be a need to contact you about an issue at the dance.
  • In accordance with CDC policy, face masks are required within the building and while dancing.  Please bring your own face mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
  • Please arrive early. We ask for your patience at check-in.
  • We will have some individually wrapped snacks for the break. You are welcome to bring your own snacks—if you plan to share, please make sure they are individually wrapped.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. We will not be providing a punch bowl.
Alexadra Deis-Lauby with Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

Swingin’ Tern New Years DAY dance
Saturday, January 1st 7:30pm — 10:30pm
[Beginners’ Workshop & Check-In at 7pm] This dance will be called to Larks & Robins [rather than the gendered terms Ladies & Gents] Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing Masks required [see full Covid protocol below] Admission $15 [students $5]  14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ

Swingin’ Tern is thrilled to start the year off right with a New Years Day dance. Along with your enthusiasm, masks, and dance shoes, please bring a measure of kindness and understanding as we return to dancing mode, each at our own pace. If you aren’t ready to return yet, we will welcome you back to dancing whenever you do feel ready.

Caller: Alexadra Deis-Lauby
 
Alexandra calling at Swingin' Tern

Alexandra began contra dancing in 2011 while at school in Chicago. After catching the contra bug, she began calling in 2014. Alex’s smooth voice, clear teaching style and engaging dance selections delight dancers from coast to coast. When she’s not calling, you can find her on the dance floor twirling away!

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
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Brooklyn Swing at Swingin' Tern

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble started out playing for a swing dance over thirty years ago and has evolved into a dance band for many genres. They are well known in the Northeast for their unique blend of fiddle tunes, Klezmer music and swing/blues – playing for contra dances and other events throughout the region. With fiddle and clarinet as the lead instruments, the world is their musical oyster and they are unafraid to explore!!  Brooklyn Swing features Samuel Zygmuntowicz on fiddle, Danny Elias on clarinet, Norman Plankey on guitar, and Marco Brehm on upright bass.

COVID PROTOCOL

  • Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing face masks are required—remember to bring your vaccine card to show at the ticket desk. You will be turned away if you do not have a CDC Covid Vaccination card indicating you have been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks.
  • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you aren’t already on our vaccine list from our July dance, you may expedite entry by sending an image of your Covid Vaccination card in advance to Doug at dheacock at aol dot com and we will have your name on the roster.  We are asking for email addresses should there be a need to contact you about an issue at the dance.
  • In accordance with CDC policy, face masks are required within the building and while dancing.  Please bring your own face mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
  • Please arrive early. We ask for your patience at check-in.
  • We will have some individually wrapped snacks for the break. You are welcome to bring your own snacks—if you plan to share, please make sure they are individually wrapped.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. We will not be providing a punch bowl.
Alexadra Deis-Lauby with Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

Swingin’ Tern New Years DAY dance
Saturday, January 1st 7:30pm — 10:30pm
[Beginners’ Workshop & Check-In at 7pm] This dance will be called to Larks & Robins [rather than the gendered terms Ladies & Gents] Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing Masks required [see full Covid protocol below] Admission $15 [students $5]  14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ

Swingin’ Tern is thrilled to start the year off right with a New Years Day dance. Along with your enthusiasm, masks, and dance shoes, please bring a measure of kindness and understanding as we return to dancing mode, each at our own pace. If you aren’t ready to return yet, we will welcome you back to dancing whenever you do feel ready.

Caller: Alexadra Deis-Lauby
Alexandra calling at Swingin' Tern

Alexandra began contra dancing in 2011 while at school in Chicago. After catching the contra bug, she began calling in 2014. Alex’s smooth voice, clear teaching style and engaging dance selections delight dancers from coast to coast. When she’s not calling, you can find her on the dance floor twirling away!

Band: Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
Brooklyn Swing at Swingin' Tern

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble started out playing for a swing dance over thirty years ago and has evolved into a dance band for many genres. They are well known in the Northeast for their unique blend of fiddle tunes, Klezmer music and swing/blues – playing for contra dances and other events throughout the region. With fiddle and clarinet as the lead instruments, the world is their musical oyster and they are unafraid to explore!!  Brooklyn Swing features Samuel Zygmuntowicz on fiddle, Danny Elias on clarinet, Norman Plankey on guitar, and Marco Brehm on upright bass.

COVID PROTOCOL

  • Proof of Covid Vaccination and wearing face masks are required—remember to bring your vaccine card to show at the ticket desk. You will be turned away if you do not have a CDC Covid Vaccination card indicating you have been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks.
  • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you aren’t already on our vaccine list from our July dance, you may expedite entry by sending an image of your Covid Vaccination card in advance to Doug at dheacock at aol dot com and we will have your name on the roster.  We are asking for email addresses should there be a need to contact you about an issue at the dance.
  • In accordance with CDC policy, face masks are required within the building and while dancing.  Please bring your own face mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
  • Please arrive early. We ask for your patience at check-in.
  • We will have some individually wrapped snacks for the break. You are welcome to bring your own snacks—if you plan to share, please make sure they are individually wrapped.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. We will not be providing a punch bowl.