MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

20th Anniversary Year!

Contra Dance for All: @ MIT
2nd & 4th Tuesdays & more.

Great live music every time!

MIT students and the 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] mit.edu

We're sorry to announce that dancing at MIT will conclude at the end of October 2018.
Come join us at our grand finale!
More information will be posted soon.


Schedule

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


August 14, 2018
Semester Anticipation
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Jeff Kaufman (piano, feet) & Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
Jeff Kaufman pic Cecilia Vacanti pic



September 11, 2018
Welcome & Beginner Special
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Cammy Kaynor (fiddle, recorder) & John Hicks (guitar). Sit-in musicians welcome.
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center 2nd floor)



September 25, 2018
Klezmer Contra Dance
Caller: Daniel Friedman
Music: Yaron Shragai (percussion, recorder), Jonah Sidman (fiddle), & Gawain Thomas (accordion). Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407 (Student Center 4th floor)


October 9, 2018
Indigenous Peoples' Day Gala
Caller & Music: Tourner A Trois with Cammy Kaynor, John Hicks, & Tracy Scott. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407 (Student Center 4th floor)


October 16, 2018
Autumn Leaves Dance
Caller: Ron Blechner
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle), Casey Murray (cello), & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407 (Student Center 4th floor)

Confirmed: October 23, 2018
Harvest & Klez Festival
Caller: Yaron Shragai
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler, Marnen Laibow-Koser, & more! Sit-in musicians welcome.
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center Student Center 2nd floor)

Confirmed: October 30, 2018
Halloween Contra Dance & 20th Anniversary Gala -- the final MIT contra dance!
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: Carol Bittenson (fiddle) & Debby Knight (piano)
In Student Center 407 (Student Center 4th floor)


Trying to remember who that awesome band was a few years ago? Check out our web archive at http://mit.edu/fdc/www/old/ .


 

Free for MIT and Wellesley Students!
Optional donations accepted 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 19-October-2018, 5 pm.

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