Swingin' Tern Dances

Special Alert

Contrary to previous announcements, the main parking lot at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship WILL be available for use by the patrons, staff, and performers of the Troubadour this Friday, June 21st. The renovation work on the parking lot will commence next week, and the parking restrictions previously announced will be in effect probably until sometime in September, 2019.

Swingin' Tern is permanently changing its start time from 8pm to 7:30pm starting with the April 6th dance.   The beginners' lesson will be at 7pm followed by the dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
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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.
NOTE NEW 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.

July 6: Quena Crain
The Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman - fiddle; Corey Walters - flute, accordion, electric guitar; Michael Friedman - piano; Ness Smith-Savedoff - drums
July 20: Bob Isaacs
Rhythmic Heart : Doug Healy – guitar, mandolin, djembe; Norma Castle – flute; Robin Russell - keyboard; Anna Bosnick - fiddle
August 3: Carl Levin
Helen White Trio: Helen White – flute; Anna Bosnick – fiddle; Robin Russell – keyboard
August 17: FREE DANCE
Dan Black
Unbowed: Henry Koretzy – mandolin; Todd Clewell – guitar

Free dance to celebrate Debbie Naha's birthday

September 7: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Blue Jersey: Frank Ruck – mandolin and banjo; Louise McClure – fiddle; Ellen Ruck – guitar; John Burton – bass
September 21: Tavi Merrill
Smash the Windows: Bruce Young – guitar; Peggy Shutes – piano; Ryck Kaiser – fiddle
October 5: Tom Amesse
Gotham Gals: Julia Hartman – fiddle, Doug Healy – guitars, banjo, drum; Norma Castle – flute, percussion, Robin Russel – keyboard
October 19: Melanie Axel-Lute
Jody Kruskal Band: Jody Kruskal – Anglo concertina; Assorted Musicians
November 2: Alex Deis-Lauby
Cake Jam: Annie Edden – piano; Minda Cowen – fiddle; Matthew Christian – fiddle
November 16: Ridge Kennedy
Live Wire
December 7: DOUBLE DANCE
Peter Stix
Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason – fiddle; Craig Edwards – fiddle, banjo, mando; Henry Yoshimura – guitar
December 21: Sue Gola
Wry Bred: Julie Sorcek – flute, saxophone; Mickey Koth – fiddle; Robert Messore – guitar
Tuesday, December 31: NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE
Donna Hunt
Atlantic Crossing: Viveka Fox - fiddle, bodhran, djembe; Peter Macfarlane - fiddle, low whistles, mandolin, feet, vocals; Rick Klein - guitars, vocals