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MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

Contra Dance for All: @ MIT
Two or three Tuesdays per month

Great Live Music Every Time!

Refreshments Too!

Physical Education Credit available for attending 6 sessions, September 14, 2004 - December 7, 2004 or February - May 2005..
Register in the PE lottery or in person at a contra dance.

8:00-10:30 PM -- usually in Lobby 13 or the Student Center.
You can always check the location on the Folk Dance Club's recorded information line: 617-253-FOLK.

Park on Mass. Ave., Vassar Street, Memorial Drive, Ames Street, or in the N10 Lot on Albany Street just east of Mass. Ave.
Get directions to the MIT Campus.

All welcome, especially students! No Partner or Experience Necessary. All dances are taught.

Want to Play in the Band or Learn to Call?
Students and others are welcome to sit in with the band and/or call dances in this series! Feel free to bring an instrument and join the band at any dance whose listing below indicates that sit-ins are welcome. To find out more, call Ann Cowan: 617-354-0864.

Schedule
(These dances may also be listed on the MIT Campus-wide Events Calendar.)

September 14, 2004

Fall Welcome, Beginner Special I
Caller: Tony Saletan
Music: Dave Reiner & John Robinson; sit-ins welcome
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

September 28, 2004

Fall Welcome, Beginner Special II
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: einstein's little homunculus
In Lobby 13.

October 12, 2004 [flyer jpg]

Columbus Day Party
Caller: Tony Saletan
Music: "The Nematodes" with Dave Neiman & Friends; sit-ins welcome
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

October 26, 2004

Halloween Party
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: The Dixie Butterhounds
In Lobby 13.

November 9, 2004

Veterans Day Dance
Caller: Ann Cowan
Music: einstein's little homunculus
In Lobby 13.

November 16, 2004

Thanksgiving Klezmer Style Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers & Friends; sit-ins welcome
In Lobby 13.

December 7, 2004

Hot Contra
Caller: Mark Schneider
Music: 'Apple Crisp' with Avi Fagan, Rob Rudin, Dave Neiman, and Jonathan Fagan
In Lobby 13.

December 14, 2004

Pre-Solstice Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: Emily & Victor Troll & Friends
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

January 4, 2005

New Year's Beginner Special I
Caller: Cammy Kaynor
Music: 'String Theory' with Cammy Kaynor & Friends & Sit-Ins
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

January 11, 2005

Warm-Up Beginner Special II
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Emily & Victor Troll, Nell Wright, Avi Fagan & Sit-Ins
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

January 18, 2005

Martin Luther King Day Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: 'Apple Crisp' & Sit-Ins
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

February 1, 2005

Ground Hog Day Party
Introductory Beginner Special

Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: 'Apple Crisp' & Sit-Ins
In Student Center: Lobdell Dining Hall (2nd Floor).

February 15, 2005 (First day of Physical Education class.)

Valentine's Day/Mardi Gras
First PE Class, Beginner Special

Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: 'The Dixie Butterhounds'
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

March 1, 2005

March Winds Festival
Caller: Nils Fredland
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler with Winds: Bruce Randall & others, Sit-Ins Welcome
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

March 15, 2005

St. Patrick's Day Dance
Caller: Ann Cowan
Music: PANDEMONIUM, Sit-Ins Welcome
In Lobby 13

March 29, 2005

Gala Equinox Dance
Caller: Tony Saletan
Music: 'Apple Crisp' & Sit-Ins
In Lobby 13

April 5, 2005

Pre-Neffa Party
Caller: Susan Petrick
Music: Jamie Laval and Larry Unger
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

April 19, 2005

Spring Fling
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: Cathy Mason & Friends
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd Floor).

May 3, 2005

May Day Klezmer-Style Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: 'ContraKlez' with John Chambers, Cal Howard, Ben Pasamanick, Marianne Cygnel, & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Walker Memorial: Morss Dining Hall (142 Memorial Drive at Ames Street, just east of the main campus complex)

May 17, 2005

End of Semester Fiesta
Caller: Caller Sampler: Mark Schneider, Chris Weiler, Nell Wright, Seth Seeger, Ann Cowan & Cortni Frecha
Music: Emily and Victor Troll, & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center: Lobdell Dining Hall.

May 31, 2005

Memorial Day Party
Caller: Dave Colestock
Music: "Generalized Stupidity" with Dan Salomon and Peter Buchak. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 407 (4th floor). [changed!]

June 7, 2005

Arbor Day Party
Callers: Mark Schneider & Chris Weiler
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center: Sala de Puerto Rico.

June 21, 2005 [date change!]

Solstice Celebration
Caller: Jeremy Korr
Music: Emily & Victor Troll & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Lobby 13

July 12, 2005

Summerdance Party
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: Ishmael the Fiddler & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 491.

July 26, 2005

Mid-Summer Party
Callers: Mark Schneider & Burt LaFontaine
Music: 'Dirty Knees' (an exciting new local band).
In Student Center room 491.

August 9, 2005

Cool-Off Party
Callers: Chris Weiler, Mark Schneider, Ron Bernier III & Cortni Frecha
Music: Barb Kirchner, Cammy Kaynor, & Buz Lloyd. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 491.


 

Suggested donation

Free for MIT and Wellesley Students!
Suggested donation from non-MIT students: $3; from non-students: $5.

For More Information

Call Ann Cowan: 617-354-0864.

See the Folk Art Center's website Folk Dancing 'Round Boston for a guide to other folk dances in this area, including contras.

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'ContraTechs of MIT' is an active Performing Group of the FDC. Interested prospective participants encouraged to contact Ann Cowan at 617-354-0864.

Produced by Ann Cowan.
Sponsored by the MIT Folk Dance Club and Music for Robin.


Web page maintained by Daniel Salomon, da18125[at]mit[dot]edu. Last updated 28-Oct-2004 by Daniel Salomon.

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