MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

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

Great live music every time!

MIT & Other Students, Dancers & Public 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.

May 30, 2017
Memorial Day Festival
Caller: Tavi Merrill
Music: Cecile Leroy (cello), Chris Snyder (fiddle), Rachel Kurchin (fiddle), Ben Ryan (accordion), & Mike Ryan (guitar)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 13, 2017
Juneteenth Party
Caller: Don Veino
Music: Carol Bittenson, Jean Monroe, Steve Bittenson, & Len Bittenson
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 27, 2017
Solstice Gala
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle) & Benjamin Foss (guitar)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
Eric Boodman pic Ben Foss pic

July 11, 2017
Bastille Day
Caller: Tod Whittemore
Music: Cammy Kaynor, John Hicks, Adrienne & Rose Sheehan
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

July 25, 2017
Mid-Summer Fiesta
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

August 1, 2017
Cool-Off Gala
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: Alexis Deis-Lauby
Music: Audrey Knuth & Friends
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 other dancers and 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 23-June-2017.

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