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.


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

April 18, 2017

Earth Day & Pre-NEFFA Party
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Cathy Mason (fiddle) & Henry Yoshimura (guitar)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Cathy Mason pic Henry Yoshimura pic

May 2, 2017
May Day Gala
Caller: Cammy Kaynor
Music: Cammy Kaynor & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

May 16, 2017
End of Semester Fiesta
Caller: Ron Blechner
Music: Jeff Kaufman (fiddle, trumpet), Alex Cumming (accordion), & Rick Kaufman (bass)
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center 2nd floor)

May 30, 2017
Memorial Day Festival
Caller: Tavi Merrill
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 13, 2017
Juneteenth Party
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

June 27, 2017
Solstice Gala
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 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

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Updated 21-April-2017.

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