Swingin' Tern Dances


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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.


January 18: Click for more info and videos
Dave Rupp
Matthew Christian & Max Carmichael: Max Carmichael - guitar; Matthew Christian – fiddle

This dance will be called to Larks & Ravens.

Dance FREE if 35 and under.

Matthew & Max maximize mirth making marvelous mesmerizing magical mystical melodic music. Mellifluous Maestro Rupp magnanimously mandates monumental magnificent maverick mercurial motions.

February 1: Carl Levine
Sanity Clause: Helen White – flute; Michael Gorin – fiddle; Chip Prince – piano

There will be a Waltz Workshop at the break led by Ken Crawford.

February 15: Paul Morris
Blue Jersey: <p>Louise McClure – violin; Frank Ruck – mandolin; Ellen Ruck – guitar; Ed Jankiewicz – bass</p>
March 7: DOUBLE DANCE
Alex Deis-Lauby
Chimney Swift: Avalon Zoë Madonna – accordion, vocals; Daniel Raine – cittern, ukulele, guitar, vocals; Cecile Leroy – cello, vocals; Yaron Shragai – whistles, percussion, vocals
March 21: Jacob Legrone
Contra Rebels: Henry Koretzky – guitar; Todd Clewell – fiddle; Barb Schmid – fiddle