MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

Contra Dance for All: @ MIT
Several Tuesdays per month.

Great live music every time!

MIT students and the general public are welcome at all our dances.

Most dances are in the Student Center (84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA).
Click here for directions and parking information.

No partner or experience is necessary. All dances are taught.

Free snacks at the break!

Want to play in the band or learn to call?
Students and others are welcome to sit in with the band or call dances.
To find out more, and for booking inquiries, email contra-request [at]

Check out our Photo Gallery.


All dances are from 8:00 to 10:30 PM.

February 21, 2017
President's Day Celebration
Caller: Yaron Shragai
Music: Debby Knight, Paul Lizotte, & Eric Boodman
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras Party
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Cecile Leroy (cello), Yaron Shragai (winds, percussion), Chris Snyder (fiddle), Ben Ryan (accordion), & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 7, 2017
Klezmer Style Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 14, 2017
St. Pat's Day Party
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle), Casey Murray (cello), Julie Vallimont (piano), & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 21, 2017
Pre-Break Gala
Caller: Darrow Hand
Music: Jumpstart with Victor Troll (piano) & Paul Lizotte (fiddle)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

April 4, 2017
Spring Fling
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

Trying to remember who that awesome band was a few years ago? Check out our web archive at .


Optional suggested donation

Free for MIT and Wellesley Students!
Optional suggested donation: $5 from other students; $8-$10 from the general public.

For More Information

Send an email to contra-request [at] mit [dot] edu

See the Folk Arts Center's website Folk Dancing 'Round Boston for a guide to other folk dances in this area, including contras.

E-mail List

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Updated 21-February-2017.

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