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.

November 18, 2014
Thanksgiving Dance
Caller: Chris Lahey
Music: Jeff Kaufman (piano & foot percussion), Stephen Thomforde (Scottish small bagpipes, recorder & brass), Emily Liss (fiddle), and Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Chris Lahey pic Jeff Kaufman pic Stephen Thomforde pic Emily Liss pic

December 2, 2014
Early Winter Festival
Caller: Dereck Kalish
Music: FloorPlay with Debby Knight (piano), Carol Bittenson (fiddle), & Paul Lizotte (fiddle)
In Lobdell Dining Hall (Student Center 2nd floor)
Dereck Kalish pic Floor Play pic

December 9, 2014
Holiday Party
Caller: Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Music: Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Eric Eid-Reiner (piano), & Friends
In Student Center 491 (4th floor)
Ben Sachs-Hamilton pic Jonah Sidman pic Eric Eid-Reiner pic

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 12-November-2014.

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