Swingin' Tern Dances

Special Alert

We have now cancelled all Troubadour Concerts and Swingin' Tern Dances through the end of August. Some events have been provisionally rescheduled in September and beyond, subject to conditions at the time. Check the Troubadour Calendar and other sections of our full website for the latest schedules.

Meanwhile, please watch our online Stayaway events linked from our home page and our Youtube channels Horses Sing None of It and Folk Project Video.

Stay tuned, stay healthy and keep washing your hands!


Retern the Joy! The widespread cancellation of contra dances is a loss of joy for the dancers. But for the musicians and callers, it is a significant loss of income. To help out, Swingin’ Tern Dances will pass on all donations directly to the bands and callers whose gigs have been cancelled at our dance. Once we have resumed our regular schedule, we will take the collected donations and divvy them up among the talent that would have graced our stage. Please donate what you can. The usual dance admission you would otherwise have paid would be a great start!


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

ADMISSION: $12 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.

START 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.

INFORMATION: (973) 535-3274 or send email to E-mail

What, you may be asking, is Contra Dancing? Watch the video at right and see our About page for a video and an explanation.