MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

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

Great live music every time!

MIT and other 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.


August 1, 2017
Cool-Off Gala
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Jesse Ball (accordion, piano, mandolin), Eileen O'Grady (fiddle), & Gus Cantieni (tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
Jesse Ball pic Eileen O'Grady pic Gus Cantieni pic

August 8, 2017
Fall Anticipation Festival
Caller: Alex Deis-Lauby
Music: Audrey Knuth & Friends
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

September 12, 2017
Welcome & Beginner Special
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

More dances coming soon.

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

To subscribe to our email list, send a blank email to fdc-contra-dance-subscribe[at]mit[dot]edu , or fill out this form:

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Updated 16-August-2017.

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