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.

January 10, 2017
New Year's Party
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Eric Boodman (fiddle) & Ben Leddy (banjo)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Eric Boodman pic Ben Leddy pic

January 24, 2017
Semester Anticipation
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Alex Cumming (accordion, from Somerset, England) & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Alex Cumming pic

February 7, 2017
Ground Hog Day Fiesta
Music: Audrey Budington & McKinley James
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Audrey Budington pic McKinley James pic

February 14, 2017
Welcome, Beginner, & Valentine's Day Gala
Caller: Tod Whittemore
Music: Cammy Kaynor & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

February 21, 2017
President's Day Celebration
Music: Debby Knight, Paul Lizotte, & Friends
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras Party
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 7, 2017
Klezmer Style Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: John Chambers & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 14, 2017
St. Pat's Day Party
Music: Jeff Kaufman, Alex Cumming, & Rick Kaufman
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 21, 2017
Spring Fling Festival
Music: Jumpstart with Victor Troll (piano) & Paul Lizotte (fiddle)
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.

E-mail List

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Updated 12-January-2017.

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