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]

Check out our Photo Gallery.


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

July 10, 2018
Klezmer Style
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Yaron Shragai, Marnen Laibow-Koser, and Colin Ferguson. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

July 24, 2018
Mid-Summer Celtic Gala
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Alex Cumming (accordion) & Carol Bittenson (fiddle)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Alex Cumming pic   Carol Bittenson pic

August 7, 2018
Cool-Off Dance
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler & John Chambers. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

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
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center 2nd 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 31-July-2018.

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