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: $10 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.

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What, you may be asking, is Contra Dancing? Watch the video at right and see our About page for a video and an explanation.


May 3: David RuppContras
Mind the Gap: Jane Roberts, cello; Adam Oleksa, violin; Kirsten Erwin, flute and whistle; Josh Burdick, piano and violin

Conductor Rupp keeps us on track as we get on board the contra train and Mind the Gap. Take the A train for Allemandes, the B train for Beckets, the C train for Cellos, the D train for Do Si Dos, the E train for Exceptional calling, the F train for Fiddles and the G train for Gypsies. All Abooooooaaarrrrrddd!!

May 17: Barbara GoldsteinContras
Big Chaos Band: Aleks Taranov – fiddle; Daniel Hawkins – cello; Doug Healy – guitar; Steve Epstein – clarinet, sax

Big Chaos Band reviews their notes to remind us of their theory that fractals repeat their patterns at every scale. As Goldstein calls a hey, the protons and electrons of the helium molecules do a hey for four. When Chorus Jig is danced, there is a cosmic contra corners among the stars. When the ladies allemande with the men orbiting, the planets orbit around their binary stars and when we line up in threes for triplets there is a syzygy in the heavens. And as we go into the center, a black hole is created. Beware the butterfly whirl which results in the butterfly effect.

June 7: Don FlahertyContras
Fingerplay: Lisa Bueno - fiddle; Helen White - flute; Jonathan Brandt - piano
June 21: Brian HamsharContras
Jody Kruskal Band: Bill Christopherson - fiddle, Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle, mandolin; Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Ross Harriss - piano, guitar
July 5: Joe DePaoloContras
Pizzazz: Audrey Knuth - fiddle; Amy Englesburg - piano; Joe De Paolo - drums, percussion
July 19: Steve White and FriendsContras
Unbowed: Jamie O’Brien - guitar; Henry Koretzky - mandolin
August 2: Diane HartzellContras
TBA
August 16: TBAContras
September 6: Double Dance
Donna HuntContras
Montage

Advanced Contras for two hours in the Afternoon from 4pm until 6pm followed by our All-Level Evening Dance from 8pm to 11pm.

$10 afternoon/$10 evening [$5 afternoon/$5 evening for students].

The hall will be open during the dinner break for those that want to bring their own food. There are several restaurants close by, some within walking distance. Area restaurants can be found on the File tab on the main Swingin' Tern's Facebook page.

There will be a beginners' workshop at 7:30pm prior to the evening dance.

September 20: TBAContras
October 4: TBAContras
Raise the Roof
October 18: TBAContras
November 1: Techno Contras
Dan BlackTechno Contras
DJ Improper

$15 admission/$10 students

November 15: TBAContras
December 6: Double Dance
Janine SmithContras
Perpetual e-Motion

Advanced Contras for two hours in the Afternoon from 4pm until 6pm followed by our All-Level Evening Dance from 8pm to 11pm.

$15 afternoon/$10 evening [$5 afternoon/$10 evening for students].

The hall will be open during the dinner break for those that want to bring their own food. There are several restaurants close by, some within walking distance. Area restaurants can be found on the File tab on the main Swingin' Tern's Facebook page.

There will be a beginners' workshop at 7:30pm prior to the evening dance.

December 20: TBAContras
Hog Wild
Wednesday, December 31: New Year's Eve Dance
Bob IsaacsContras, Squares, Couple Dances
Coracree: Jane Rothfield - fiddle; Bill Quern - tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon; Sarah Gowan - guitar; Allan Carr - bass

Pot Luck Supper 7pm. Dancing from 8pm till 1am. Admission is $20 if purchased by 12/24; $25 after 12/24 and at the door. [Students $12 advanced/$15 at the door].