Swingin' Tern Dances
NOTE: As of July 2016, all shows at the Minstrel will start at the new earlier showtime of 7:45 PM unless otherwise noted.
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.
INFORMATION: (973) 295-6864 or send email to
August 6: Diane Hartzell Smash the Windows: Bruce Young - viola; Peggy Shutes - piano; Ryck Kaiser - fiddle
August 20: Bob Isaacs – FREE sponsored dance Unbowed:
Sponsored by Henry Koretzky and Jamie O’Brien in celebration of Debbie Naha’s Birthday. Admission is FREE – a small donation to Swingin’ Tern is encouraged. Contras & Grid Squares.
September 3: Alex Deis-Lauby Crossing The Millstone: Michael Bell - fiddle; Larry Koplik - piano; John MacDonald - mandolin, recorder; Jane McCarty - whistles
September 17: Sue Gola Gotham Groove: Norma Castle - flute, percussion; Julia Hartman - fiddle; Robin Russell - piano; Marnen Laibow-Koser - fiddle
October 1: Mark Hillegonds Hog Wild: Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Marnen Laibow-Koser - piano; Tom Phillips - fiddle
October 15: Melanie Axel-Lute Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes: Wes Steenson - guitar; Mike Rovine - fiddle, banjo, mandolin; Jill Smith - piano
November 5: Greg Frock The Frequent Flyers: Laura Light - fiddle; Anita Anderson - piano; Julia Weatherford - cello
November 19: Ridge Kennedy Live Wire: Josh Burdick - fiddle; Sarah Gowan - guitar, concertina; Ben Kennedy - piano; Bill Quern - mandolin, banjo, melodeon