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.

February 3, 2015 [rescheduled from 1/27!]
Spring Anticipation
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Jon Cannon, Audrey Knuth, Dave Cory, & Friends
In Student Center Coffeehouse (3rd floor)
A Chris Lahey pic Jon Cannon pic Audrey Knuth large-format pic Dave Cory pic

February 10, 2015
Welcome & Beginner Special
Caller: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Music: Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Dave Cory (tenor banjo & guitar), & Max Newman (guitar)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Ben Sachs-Hamilton pic Audrey Knuth pic Dave Cory pic Max Newman pic

February 17, 2015
Gala Mardi Gras & Valentine's Day Party
Caller: Angela DeCarlis
Music: The Dixie Butterhounds
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Angela Decarlis pic Dixie Butterhounds pic

February 24, 2015
Levi Strauss Birthday
Music: Contraindicated with Eric Mumpower (bass clarinet), Johanna Bobrow (fiddle), & Julie Vallimont (piano)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Eric Mumpower pic Johanna Bobrow pic Julie Vallimont pic

March 3, 2015
March Winds & Purim Gala
Caller: Don Veino
Music: Celador with David Hayes & Gretchen Caverly
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Don Veino big pic Celador pic

March 10, 2015
Klezmer Style
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: Contraklez
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 17, 2015
St. Pat's Day Party
Caller: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Music: JumpStart
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Ben Sachs-Hamilton pic JumpStartPic

April 7, 2015
Caller: Laura Johannes
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

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: $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 29-January-2015.

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