Swingin’ Tern Contra Dances

Contra dancing led by Donna Hunt with live music by Riverside.

Donna Hunt has earned an excellent national reputation as a caller, but we are proud that she developed her calling chops right here at Swingin’ Tern Dances. Calling contras with interesting choreography and variations, Donna is known for giving clear, concise instructions to minimize teaching time and maximize dance time. Donna infuses the dancers with confidence, regardless of their skill level, and she enjoys guiding new dancers and challenging experienced ones.

Riverside has hit the ground running last year as one of New York City’s newest bands! The trio features Paul Morris on guitar, Sean Rosenberry on fiddle, tenor guitar, and mandolin, and Rachel Givner on clarinet. They hail from a variety of musical backgrounds, and the resulting combination of styles brings out a creative, playful approach to their music-making. In addition to their performance experience, all three are seasoned contra and folk dancers, and Paul calls contra dances in the NYC metro region.

Admission: $15 General Admission, $5 Students

Beginner’s Workshop before the dance, 7:00pm – 7:30pm.


Masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required.

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. Water bottles may be filled at the kitchen sink.

All dances are now called to the gender-neutral terms Larks & Robins.

Contact swingintern@folkproject.org with any questions.

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

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Mar 02 2024


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm




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


The Folk Project
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