Swingin' Tern Dances


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.


December 21: Sue Gola
Wry Bred: Julie Sorcek – flute, saxophone; Mickey Koth – fiddle; Robert Messore – guitar
Tuesday, December 31: NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE click for info and tickets
Donna Hunt
Atlantic Crossing: Viveka Fox - fiddle, bodhran, djembe; Peter Macfarlane - fiddle, low whistles, mandolin, feet, vocals; Rick Klein - guitars, vocals
January 4: 36TH ANNIVERSARY DANCE
Folk Project Callers
Brooklyn Swing Ensemble: Sam Zygmuntowicz – fiddle, Marco Brehm – bass; Danny Elias – clarinet; Chip Prince – piano
January 18: 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.

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