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!

Register now and earn a certificate for our 6-session fall semester Contra Dance Class beginning on September 9, 2014! Pay for 5 and get 6.


All dances are from 8:00 to 10:30 PM.

September 23, 2014
Equinox Gala
Caller: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Music: Julie Vallimont, Audrey Knuth, & Jonah Sidman
In Student Center 407 (4th floor)
Ben Sachs-Hamilton pic Julie Vallimont pic Audrey Knuth pic Jonah Sidman pic

September 30, 2014
Harvest Fiesta
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Rick Kaufman (fiddle), Stephen Thomforde (bagpipes & flute), Kira Treibergs (cello), & Jeff Kaufman (piano & feet)
In the Sala de Puerto Rico (Student Center 2nd floor)

October 7, 2014
Autumn Leaves
Music: Jonah Sidman & Bethany Waickman
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Jonah Sidman pic Bethany Waickman pic

October 14, 2014
Columbus Day Festival
Music: Julie Metcalf, Larry Unger, & Joel Wennerstrom
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Julie Metcalf pic Larry Unger pic Joel Wennerstrom pic

October 21, 2014
Klezmer Style Contra Dnace
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers, Ben Pasamanick, & Cal Howard
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)

October 28, 2014
Halloween Party
Music: Audrey Knuth & Mike Sokolovsky
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Audrey Knuth pic Mike Sokolovsky pic

November 11, 2014
Peace Day Celebration
Music: Jumpstart
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.

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Updated 18-September-2014.

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