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Swingin’ Tern New Year’s Eve Contra Dance

December 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - January 1, 2024 @ 6:30 pm


Ring in the New Year in a fun, social way Contra dancing with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby with live music by Brooklyn Swing Ensemble, following a pot luck dinner.

Special schedule for this event: The evening will begin with a pot luck dinner at 6:30pm – Please bring a entree or side dish to share.

Dancing from 8pm to 12:30am–including the fabulous dessert break (bring a dessert to share) and midnight toast.

Alexandra Deis-Lauby began contra dancing in 2011 while at school in Chicago. After catching the contra bug, she began calling in 2014. Alex’s smooth voice, clear teaching style and engaging dance selections delight dancers from coast to coast. When she’s not calling, you can find her on the dance floor twirling away!

Brooklyn Swing Ensemble has been gracing the stage of Swingin’ Tern for over thirty years. They are well known in the Northeast for their unique blend of fiddle tunes, Klezmer music, and swing/blues – playing for contra dances and other events throughout the region. With fiddle and clarinet as the lead instruments, the world is their musical oyster and they are unafraid to explore!! The band features Danny Elias on clarinet, Sam Zygmuntowicz on fiddle, Marco Brehm on double bass, and Norman Plankey on guitar.

Adults $25 in advance thru 12/25; $30 from 12/26 or at the door.
Students with ID $12 in advance thru 12/25; $15 from 12/26 or at the door.


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.


December 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
January 1 @ 6:30 pm
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The Folk Project
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
29 Hillview Ave.
Morris Plains, NJ United States
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