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.

TIMES: Beginner's workshop at 7:30 PM. Dance follows, 8 PM - 11 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) 295-6864 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.


Swingin' Tern 35th Anniversary Buttons: Available now through April 2019 for only $3. Click on the button at right to purchase.
March 2: FREE DOUBLE DANCE click for tons of videos and info
Donna Hunt
Coracree: Jane Rothfield - fiddle; Bill Quern - tenor banjo, mandolin, melodeon; Sarah Gowan – guitar; Allan Carr – bass

Afternoon Advanced Contras 4-6pm / All-Level Evening Dance 8-11pm

Free dance sponsored by Doug Heacock & Brian Buckley to celebrate Doug's birthday and his 35 years with Swingin' Tern.

March 16: Desiree Halcomb
Jody Kruskal Band: Jody Kruskal – Anglo concertinas. Check back later for the rest of Jody’s band.
April 6: FREE DANCE
Donna Hunt
Brooklyn Swing Ensemble
April 20: Rich Goss
Lake Effect
May 4: Diane Hartzell
Jody Kruskal Band
May 18: Don Flaherty
Sanity Clause: Helen White - flute; Michael Gorin - fiddle; Chip Prince - piano
June 1: Anne Lutun
Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes: Mike Rovine - fiddle; Wes Steenson - banjo; Jill Smith - piano
June 15: Ted Crane
Peter, Paul, Ed, Garry: Peter Szego - guitar; Paul Prestopino - mandolin, banjo; Ed Jankowitz - upright bass; Garry Moore - fiddle