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] mit.edu

Check out our Photo Gallery.

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

Schedule

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

July 14, 2015 - air conditioned
Bastille Day
Caller: Dereck Kalish
Music: John Chambers (accordion), Paul Lizotte (fiddle), & Deborah Gerstein (piano)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Dereck Kalish pic

July 28, 2015 - air conditioned
Mid-Summer Gala
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Dave Reiner (fiddle, mandolin) & Eric Eid-Reiner (piano)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

August 11, 2015 - air conditioned
August Chill
Caller: Zoe Montana: Welcome this new caller from western Massachusetts!
Music: Snow Date with Julia Hartman (fiddle), Jean Monroe (piano), & Bruce Randall (recorders, whistles, trombone, coconuts)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

August 18, 2015 - air conditioned
Fall Anticipation
Music: Paul Lizotte & Friends
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

September 15, 2015 - air conditioned
Welcome & Beginner Special
Caller: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Music: The Utilities Are Here with Jon Cannon, Jonah Sidman & Sally Mann
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

September 22, 2015
Equinox Gala
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

September 29, 2015
Harvest Festival
Music: Audrey and Clayton
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)

October 13, 2015
Columbus Day Party
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

October 20, 2015
Great Dance
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

October 27, 2015
Halloween Gala
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)



Trying to remember who that awesome band was a few years ago? Check out our web archive at http://mit.edu/fdc/www/old/ .


 

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

To subscribe to our email list, send a blank email to fdc-contra-dance-subscribe[at]mit[dot]edu , or fill out this form:

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Updated 28-July-2015.

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