MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

Contra Dance for All: @ MIT
Several Tuesdays per month.

Great live music every time!

MIT and other students, and the 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 9, 2018
Gala New Year Celebration
Caller: Alex Cumming
Music: Alex Cumming (accordion, piano) & Carol Bittenson (fiddle)
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center 2nd floor)
Alex Cumming pic   Carol Bittenson pic

January 23, 2018
Spring Anticipation Contra
Caller: Bob Peterson
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler, Jean Monroe (keyboard, percussion), & Leslie Kurtzberg (flute)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

February 6, 2018
Welcome & Beginner Special
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Accentricity with Debby Knight (piano), Paul Lizotte (fiddle), & Carol Bittenson (fiddle)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

February 20, 2018
Mardi Gras Dance
Caller: Susan Elberger
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler & Barbara Pixton (piano)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

February 27, 2018
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 8-February-2018.

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