MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

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

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.

April 17, 2018
Pre-NEFFA Gala
Caller: Jeannine Ameduri
Music: Cammy Kaynor (fiddle, recorder) & Jesse Gordon (guitar, mandolin, banjo). Sit-in musicians welcome!
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Jeannine Ameduri pic

April 24, 2018
Earth Day--Post NEFFA
Caller: Daniel Friedman
Music: Peter Buchak, Eric Boodman, Cecile Leroy, & Daniel Raine
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Daniel Friedman pic   Peter Buchak pic Eric Boodman pic Cecile Leroy pic Daniel Raine pic

May 1, 2018
May Day
Caller/Music: Cammy Kaynor
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

May 8, 2018
Cinco de Mayo
Caller: Richard Barnes
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler & Bruce Randall
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

May 15, 2018
End of Semester Fiesta
Caller: Susan Elberger
Music: Paul Lizotte (fiddle) & Debby Knight (piano)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 12, 2018
Juneteenth Festival
Caller: Bob Peterson
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler & Jean Monroe (piano)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 26, 2018
Solstice Party
Music: Jeff Kaufman, Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) & Friends
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

July 10, 2018
Klezmer Style
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers and Friends. Sit-in musicinas welcome.
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

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

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 4-June-2018.

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