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.

November 29, 2016
Thanksgiving Party
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Eric Boodman & Max Newman
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

December 13, 2016
Gala Holiday Festival
Caller: Ron Blechner
Music: REELATION with Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Alex Cumming (accordion), Steve Bittenson (guitar), & Rick Kaufman (bass)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

January 10, 2017
New Year's Party
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)

January 24, 2017
Semester Anticipation
Music: Alex Cumming (accordion, from Somerset, England) &
Louise Bichan (fiddle, from Orkney, Scotland)
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Alex Cumming pic Louise Bichan pic

February 7, 2017
Ground Hog Day
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

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

Additional date(s) to be announced.

March 14, 2017
St. Pat's Day Party
Music: Jeff Kaufman, Alex Cumming, & Rick Kaufman
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.

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Updated 9-December-2016.

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