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.

Come join us in dancing to the music and calling of our fine artists!


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

May 5, 2015
May Day - Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Caller: Susan Elberger
Music: Debby Knight (piano), Carol Bittenson (fiddle), & Bruce Rosen (guitar). Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

May 19, 2015
End of Semester Fiesta
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Dave Cory (banjo), & Mike Sokolovsky (guitar, foot percussion)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Audrey Knuth pic Dave Cory pic Mike Sokolovsky pic

June 16, 2015
Early Summer Party
Callers: Dereck Kalish & Angela DeCarlis
Music: Nova with Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano), & Everest Witman (guitar, foot percussion)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Nova pic Dereck Kalish pic Angela Decarlis pic

June 30, 2015
Summer Solstice
Music: Bruce Randall & 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 26-May-2015.

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