MIT Folk Dance Club

Sunday: International Folk *various Tuesdays: Contra Dance *Wednesday: Israeli

Updated March 9, 2020                                                                                                   Facebook icon Join our Facebook group!

International folk dancing is now about one Sunday per month.


The next international folk dance:

Sunday March 15, 2020: CANCELED

Unfortunately dancing is on hold until MIT lifts its restrictions on public events this spring.
We will post an update when we have more information.
Thanks for your understanding.

Sponsored by Artists Beyond the Desk


Wednesday night Israeli dancing is available off-campus.
Rutledge VFW, 386 Washington St, Brookline MA.
7:30 pm partner dancing. 8 - 11 pm regular dancing.
For updates on Israeli dancing, please see the Facebook group or email archive.




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** About The Club

Sunday night International Folk Dancing meets one or two Sundays per month, from 8:00 to 10:30 pm, usually in classrooms at 77 Mass Ave.

We are a campus community group sponsored by Artists Beyond the Desk.

Before October 2018, we were a student organization.

Sunday Dates (8-10:30 pm) Building/Floor Room Notes
January 13 & 27, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234 IAP folk dancing. Live music by Blajini!
March 24, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
April 28, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
May 19, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
June 16, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
July 7, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
July 21, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
August 18, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
September 15, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
October 20, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
November 10, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
December 8, 2019 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234
January 12, 2020 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234 Live music by Sladka!
February 2, 2020 Building 5 2nd Floor Room 5-234 Live music by Blajini!
March 15, 2020 canceled

To see what dances we've done from July 2002 - October 2018, see the playlist archive. See our web archive for old versions of our web pages.


Wednesday night Israeli Dancing has moved off capmus. As of January 2020, the location is the Rutledge VFW, 386 Washington St, Brookline MA.

Previous locations:
November and December 2018: Kehillath Israel
January - July 24 2019: Jewish Community Day School
Special location July 31 - September 4, 2019: Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St, Brookline.
August 28, 2019: Oldies++! 7:30 pm: before 1980. 10 pm: mix of oldies and 80s. 11 pm: we'll see...
Special location September 11, 2019: Fidelity House, 25 Medford St, Arlington MA
Special location September 18, 2019: VFW/American Legion, 386 Washington St, Brookline MA
Special location September 25, 2019: American Legion Marsh Post, 5 Greenough Blvd, Cambridge MA
Special location October 2, 2019: VFW/American Legion, 386 Washington St, Brookline MA
October 9, 2019: No dancing (Yom Kippur)
October 16, 2019 - January 8, 2020: Jewish Community Day School (57 Stanley Ave, Watertown)

January 15, 2020 and onward: Rutledge VFW, 386 Washington St, Brookline MA

Check the Israeli email announcement archive to confirm information about each week's location and teaching schedule, and special events. Light kosher snacks and drinks will be provided each week.
For email announcements before November 2019, see the former email archive.
MIT Israeli dancing was co-sponsored by MIT Hillel.
For more information about Israeli dancing, email   mitisraeli [at] gmail.com .

In addition to our folk and contra dance PE classes, some semesters there is also an all-Israeli folk dance class run by David Karger. Register with the PE Department. For more information, email karger [at] mit.edu .


International Folk and Israeli Dancing each start with Early Teaching at 8:00 pm, followed by teaching and requests. Beginners are always welcome. Admission is free for MIT and Wellesley students; an optional $1 donation is suggested from others.

From 1998 - 2018, the Contra Dance for All, with live music, met several Tuesdays per month from 8:00 to 10:30 pm.


** IAP Special Events

The MITFDC gives classes and workshops as part of MIT's Independent Activities Period each January.
Check out our IAP offerings for January 2020. Check back for 2021.


** Club Email Lists

We have 3 email lists, one for each night of dancing. These lists are for announcements only and have very low volume.