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.

November 10, 2015
Peace Day Party
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler (fiddle, mandolin, whistle), Jean Monroe (keyboard), & John Chambers (accordion)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

November 17, 2015
Thanksgiving Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: JumpStart with Victor Troll (piano) & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

December 8, 2015
Early Winter Festival
Caller: Dereck Kalish
Music: Jeff Kaufman (fiddle) & Alex Cumming (accordion)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

December 15, 2015
Holiday Party
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Steve Bittenson (frets), Alex Cumming (accordion), & Rick Kaufman (bass)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd 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 30-October-2015.

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