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 9, 2016
Mardi Gras Party & Welcome Beginner Dance
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: The Dead Sea Squirrels with Cathy Mason (fiddle), Henry Yoshimura (guitar), and Tim Rowell (banjo)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

February 16, 2016
Valentine's Day Party
Caller: Paul Wilde
Music: Clayton Clemetson (piano), Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), & Galen Fraser (fiddle)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

February 23, 2016
Levi Strauss Birthday Festival
Caller: Chris Ricciotti
Music: Techno Modified (with CD's)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

March 1, 2016
March Winds
Music: Bruce Randall (trombone & whistles), Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner (fiddle & whistles), & Deborah Gerstein (piano)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 8, 2016
Klezmer Style
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

March 15, 2016
St. Pat's Day
Music: Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Steve Bittenson (frets), Alex Cumming (accordion & piano), & Rick Kaufman (bass)
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 4-February-2016.

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