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.

Come join us in dancing to the music and calling of our fine artists!


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

March 29, 2016
Spring Fling
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Max Newman (guitar), Clayton Clemetson (piano), & Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

April 12, 2016
Pre-NEFFA Gala
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle), Jon Cannon (guitar & fiddle), & Emily Troll (fiddle)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Emily Troll pic Eric Boodman pic Jon Cannon pic

April 19, 2016
Earth Day Party
Caller: Ann Cowan
Music: Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle), Tom Krumm (fiddle), Ben Anderson (cello), & Conor Hearn (guitar)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

May 3, 2016
May Day Festival
Caller: Dereck Kalish (filling in for Ron Blechner)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

May 17, 2016
End of Semester Fiesta
Caller: Dereck Kalish
Music: Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Debby Knight (piano), & Bruce Rosen (guitar)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

June 14, 2016
Arbor Day Party
Caller: Ron Blechner
Music: Clayton Clemetson (piano), Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), & Cecile Leroy (cello)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

June 28, 2016
Summer Solstice Party
Caller: Clinton Ross
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Clinton Ross pic

July 12, 2016
Bastille Day Gala
Caller: Paul Wilde
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

July 26, 2016
Mid-Summer Festival
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

August 9, 2016
Fall Anticipation Party
In Student Center 407 (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.

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Updated 23-May-2016.

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