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.

Register now (or soon) and earn a Certificate for our 6 session Fall Semester Contra Dance Class beginning on September 9, 2014!

Pay for 5 and get 6.


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

April 22, 2014
Pre-NEFFA Earth Day
Caller: Dave Eisenstadter
Music: Pavillion with Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), & Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

April 29, 2014
Post-NEFFA Gala
Caller: Kristin Seibert
Music: La Banane Enchantée with Peter Buchak, Julie Vallimont, & Edward Wallace
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Kristin Seibert pic cartoon of horrified banana playing the concertina

May 6, 2014
May Day Party
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Jeff Kaufman, Rick Kaufman, & Kira Treibergs
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

May 13, 2014
End of Semester Fiesta
Multi-Caller Evening: Katrina Gerhard, Daniel Friedman, Ben Sachs-Hamilton, Dereck Kalish, maybe more
Music: Julie Vallimont (piano) and Mari Black (fiddle)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Julie Vallimont pic Mari Black pic

June 10, 2014
Arbor Day
Caller: Daniel Friedman
Music: Gallimaufry
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Gallimaufry pic

Dancing continues in the summer through mid-August. Stay tuned for details.

Trying to remember who that awesome band was a few years ago? Check out our web archive at .


Suggested donation

Free for MIT and Wellesley Students!
Suggested donation: $3 from other students; $6-$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-2014.

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