Swingin’ Tern Contra Dance

Contra dancing to live band and caller.

Caller: Chloe Levine is a Brooklyn-born caller and lifelong dancer currently based in Somerville, MA. In the ten years since she got started in a teen calling class with Atlanta dance leader Seth Tepfer, she’s traveled throughout the Northeast calling for communities of all shapes and sizes, bringing joy and warmth to every evening behind the mic. Now, she’s stoked to be back in her old stomping grounds, making her Swingin’ Tern debut!

Band: Contra Intuitive features Ryck and Peggy Kaiser, who combine their musical talents to provide lively dance music for contra dances, square dances, and Civil War reenactment balls. Ryck has been fiddling with dances for over thirty years. His sound is southern Appalachian with a raggy, swinging feel. Expect to hear reels, rags, marches, and a few jigs. Peggy is a retired music teacher and in addition to the piano, she plays the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. An experienced clinician, Peggy has taught workshops throughout Pennsylvania.

  • Beginners are welcome. A beginners’ workshop will start at 7:00 to orient you and get you started.
  • We once again welcome contributions of home-baked [or not] goodies to share at the break.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. The kitchen sink can fill water bottles.
  • All dances at Swingin’ Tern are called to the gender-neutral terms Larks & Robins.

The Folk Project is New Jersey’s leading acoustic music and dance organization and has been showcasing acoustic and traditional music in North Jersey for over 45 years.

Funding has been made possible partly by Morris Arts funds through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.



Apr 06 2024


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Morristown Unitarian Fellowship


Morristown Unitarian Fellowship
21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, 07960


The Folk Project
The Folk Project

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