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

Swingin’ Tern Dances has found a new home! Returning to our Chatham roots, we will dance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 200 Main Street in Chatham, NJ. The hall has a beautiful well-worn wooden floor with large windows on all four sides for excellent air circulation. Plus, there is air conditioning for the summer! Our new site is two blocks from the Chatham train station and from our original site at Ogden. There is ample parking along with a large selection of restaurants on Main Street.

Proof of Covid vaccination is required. For our full Covid protocol, please see https://folkproject.org/covid-guidelines/

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    Click the image below to check out our new dance hall in Chatham.

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    Swingin' Tern Dances

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

    Swingin’ Tern Dances has found a new home! Returning to our Chatham roots, we will dance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 200 Main Street in Chatham, NJ. The hall has a beautiful well-worn wooden floor with large windows on all four sides for excellent air circulation. Plus, there is air conditioning for the summer! Our new site is two blocks from the Chatham train station and from our original site at Ogden. There is ample parking along with a large selection of restaurants on Main Street. We will resume our usual schedule soon, dancing on the first and third Saturday evenings year-round.

    Proof of Covid vaccination is required. For our full Covid protocol, please see https://folkproject.org/covid-guidelines/

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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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      Bob Isaacs & Co. with Night Moves

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Trying to make some contra dancin’ news

      Listenin’ to the Night Moves

      In the autumntime

      Umm, in the sweet autumntime

       

      And we’d steal away every chance we could

      To the dancehall, to Swingin’ Tern, to the floor of wood

      I swung her, she swung me as much as we dared

      We were getting’ our share

       

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Tryin’ to lose the awkward Covid blues

      Workin’ on our dance moves

      Mmm, and it was Swingin’ Tern

      Mmm, sweet, Swingin’ Tern, Swingin’ Tern

       

       

       

      Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines. 

      Proof of vaccination must be presented at the door or may be sent in advance—see full Covid protocol below.

       

       

       

       

       

      Caller: Bob Isaacs & Co.
      Photo of Bob Isaacs & Co.
       
      Bob Isaacs calling at Swingin' Tern

      In addition to his calling, Bob Isaacs has been passing on his knowledge to fledgling callers.  This dance will feature the calling of several of Bob’s protégés along with his own calling.  Bob is known for his clear, concise instructions. He is a prolific contra choreographer—his creative dances are called throughout the country.

      Band: Night Moves
      Photo of Night Moves

      In their own words . . . At night, in the sweet summertime, dancers long to move to the music that moves them to dance. Night Moves is such a band. Covid fell on us with the sound of thunder and crushed dancers and musicians alike but with autumn closing in this new band arises to satisfy the dancers’ longing to move in the night.  Night Moves features Nathalie Levine on fiddle, Paul Morrissett on fiddle, and Doug Healy on guitar.

       

       

       

      COVID PROTOCOL

      • Proof of Covid Vaccination 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.
      • Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines.  Please bring your own N95 equivalent or surgical mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
      • The new level is posted by 8pm on the Thursday before each dance.  Select Morris County on this link for the current level: CDC
      • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you are not already on our vaccine list, 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.
      • 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
      Bob Isaacs & Co. with Night Moves

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Trying to make some contra dancin’ news

      Listenin’ to the Night Moves

      In the autumntime

      Umm, in the sweet autumntime

       

      And we’d steal away every chance we could

      To the dancehall, to Swingin’ Tern, to the floor of wood

      I swung her, she swung me as much as we dared

      We were getting’ our share

       

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Tryin’ to lose the awkward Covid blues

      Workin’ on our dance moves

      Mmm, and it was Swingin’ Tern

      Mmm, sweet, Swingin’ Tern, Swingin’ Tern

       

       

       

      Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines. 

      Proof of vaccination must be presented at the door or may be sent in advance—see full Covid protocol below.

       

       

       

       

       

      Caller: Bob Isaacs & Co.
       
      Bob Isaacs calling at Swingin' Tern

      In addition to his calling, Bob Isaacs has been passing on his knowledge to fledgling callers.  This dance will feature the calling of several of Bob’s protégés along with his own calling.  Bob is known for his clear, concise instructions. He is a prolific contra choreographer—his creative dances are called throughout the country.

      Band: Night Moves

      In their own words . . . At night, in the sweet summertime, dancers long to move to the music that moves them to dance. Night Moves is such a band. Covid fell on us with the sound of thunder and crushed dancers and musicians alike but with autumn closing in this new band arises to satisfy the dancers’ longing to move in the night.  Night Moves features Nathalie Levine on fiddle, Paul Morrissett on fiddle, and Doug Healy on guitar.

       

       

       

      COVID PROTOCOL

      • Proof of Covid Vaccination 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.
      • Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines.  Please bring your own N95 equivalent or surgical mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
      • The new level is posted by 8pm on the Thursday before each dance.  Select Morris County on this link for the current level: CDC
      • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you are not already on our vaccine list, 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.
      • 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
      Bob Isaacs & Co. with Night Moves

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Trying to make some contra dancin’ news

      Listenin’ to the Night Moves

      In the autumntime

      Umm, in the sweet autumntime

       

      And we’d steal away every chance we could

      To the dancehall, to Swingin’ Tern, to the floor of wood

      I swung her, she swung me as much as we dared

      We were getting’ our share

       

      Workin’ on our night moves

      Tryin’ to lose the awkward Covid blues

      Workin’ on our dance moves

      Mmm, and it was Swingin’ Tern

      Mmm, sweet, Swingin’ Tern, Swingin’ Tern

       

       

       

      Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines. 

      Proof of vaccination must be presented at the door or may be sent in advance—see full Covid protocol below.

       

       

       

       

       

      Caller: Bob Isaacs & Co.
      Bob Isaacs calling at Swingin' Tern

      In addition to his calling, Bob Isaacs has been passing on his knowledge to fledgling callers.  This dance will feature the calling of several of Bob’s protégés along with his own calling.  Bob is known for his clear, concise instructions. He is a prolific contra choreographer—his creative dances are called throughout the country.

      Band: Night Moves

      In their own words . . . At night, in the sweet summertime, dancers long to move to the music that moves them to dance. Night Moves is such a band. Covid fell on us with the sound of thunder and crushed dancers and musicians alike but with autumn closing in this new band arises to satisfy the dancers’ longing to move in the night.  Night Moves features Nathalie Levine on fiddle, Paul Morrissett on fiddle, and Doug Healy on guitar.

       

       

       

      COVID PROTOCOL

      • Proof of Covid Vaccination 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.
      • Our mask policy is based on the current rating for Morris County from the CDC. If Morris County stays in the current Yellow or Green level, we will have two dance lines. One line will be Mask Required and one line will be Mask Optional. At the Orange level, masks [N/KN-95 or surgical] are required on all dance lines.  At any dance, we may announce that masks are required in all lines.  Please bring your own N95 equivalent or surgical mask—we’ll have extra masks at the ticket desk if you forget.
      • The new level is posted by 8pm on the Thursday before each dance.  Select Morris County on this link for the current level: CDC
      • We are maintaining a roster of dancers that have been vaccinated to speed admission at future dances. If you are not already on our vaccine list, 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.
      • 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