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: Beginnerís 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.


February 20: Bryan Suchenski Contras
Squeeze Play: Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Bill Christophersen - fiddle: Indy Hoover - guitar; Marco Brehm - bass

Squeeze Play always gets the run as they keep the bases loaded with hard hitting tunes. Suchenski steps up to the mound and pitches curveball contras as we balance and swing. The sweet spot is always hit with grand slam gypsies, hardball heys, triple twirls and power pitcher promenades. Pull on your pinstripes and go for the pennant!

March 5: DOUBLE DANCE
Multiple CallersContras and Grid Squares
Nor'Easter: Cedar Stanistreet - fiddle, Max Newman - mandolin, guitar; Julie Vallimont - piano, accordion

Double Dance sponsored by Bob Isaacs to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. Several of Bob's former calling students will call the dance.

Advanced contras and grid squares 4-6pm; All level evening dance 8-11pm

Both the afternoon and evening dances are FREE! Donations to Swingin' Tern Dances are encouraged.

March 19: Sue GolaContras
Blue Jersey: Louise McClure - fiddle; Frank Ruck - mandolin; Ellen Rock - guitar; Mike Sutton - bass