Swingin' Tern Dances

Special Alert

Due to COVID-19 and until further notice, we have cancelled all Folk Project events involving physical presence indoors. We are exploring ways of holding events that meet accepted social distancing restrictions and, when available, those events will be announced on this site.

Until then, please enjoy our online-only and outdoor drive-in events listed at stayaway.folkproject.org and recordings on our Youtube channels Horses Sing None of It and Folk Project Video.


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.