Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

Contra dancing to live band and caller.

Caller: Don Flaherty, is one of the founders of Swingin’ Tern Dances.  Don is well-known for his prolific creation of new contra dances.  His dances are called by dozens of callers across the country.  Don is sure to keep us moving with his gems that have become part of the contra tradition along with a debut or two of his freshly choreographed dances.

Band: Rhythmic Heart mixes old-timey, jazz, Celtic, and New England traditional tunes with occasional notes of new age and rock.  The four chambers of Rhythmic Heart are Anna Bosnick on fiddle, Norma Castle on flute and percussion, Doug Healy on guitar, banjo, and djembe, and Robin Russell on keyboard.

  • Beginners are welcome. A beginners’ workshop will start at 7:00 to orient you and get you started.
  • We once again welcoming 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 Partne

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May 18 2024


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm




St. Paul's Episcopal Church 200 Main St Chatham NJ


The Folk Project
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