MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

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

Great live music every time!

MIT students and the general 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.
COOL -- we have air conditioning!


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

July 12, 2016
Bastille Day Gala
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle), Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle), & Debby Knight (piano)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

July 26, 2016
Mid-Summer Festival
Caller: Yaron Shragai
Music: Chimney Swift with Cecile Leroy (cello), Zoë Madonna (accordion), & Daniel Ley (cittern), plus Eric Boodman (fiddle)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
Chimney Swift pic Eric Boodman pic

August 9, 2016
Fall Anticipation Party
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: BiCoastal Band with Bonnie Insull (flute), Julia Hartman (fiddle & baritone fiddle), & Jean Monroe (piano, melodica, & percussion)
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
BiCoastal Band pic

September 13, 2016
Fall Welcome Beginner Dance
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Audrey Budington (fiddle) & McKinley James (cello)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Audrey Budington pic McKinley James pic

September 20, 2016
Equinox Gala
Music: Eric Boodman with Zoe Madonna, Daniel Ley, & Friends
NOTE: 6:45 - 9 pm, at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, outdoors
Eric Boodman pic

September 27, 2016
Harvest Festival
Music: JUMP START with Paul Lizotte & Victor Troll
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

October 4, 2016
Autumn Leaves Party
Caller: Yaron Shragai
Music: Debby Knight, Carol Bittenson, & Friends
In Student Center 491 (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 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 19-August-2016.

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