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MIT Folk Dance Club presents--

Contra Dance for All: @ MIT
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (usually)

Great Live Music Every Time!

Refreshments Too!

8:00-10:30 PM -- usually in the Student Center or Lobby 13.
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.

PE credit is available for MIT undergraduates who attend 6 contra dances in the Fall of 2005: 9/13, 9/27, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13. (Not the 10/11 dance, since Columbus Day is an academic holiday.)
In Spring 2006, attend 6 of the following 7 dances: 2/14, 2/28, 3/14, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16.
See the Physical Education web page for lottery information and schedule. http://web.mit.edu/athletics/www/physed/index.html

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 are also listed on the MIT Campus-wide Events Calendar.)

September 13, 2005

Fall Beginner Special. PE Class begins!
Caller: Chris Ricciotti
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 407.

September 27, 2005

Equinox Festival
Caller: Nils Fredland
Music: Victor and Emily Troll, and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 407.

October 11, 2005

Columbus Day Party
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 407.

October 25, 2005

Halloween Party
Caller: Cammy Kaynor
Music: Emily Troll and Jonathan Fagan, and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center room 407.

November 8, 2005

Election Day Dance
Caller: Tony Saletan
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Lobby 13.

November 29, 2005

Thanksgiving Party
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: The Dixie Butterhounds
In Student Center 407.

December 13, 2005

Holiday Party
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: Pandemonium. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491 (4th Floor).

January 10, 2006

IAP Beginner Special I
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: Pandemonium. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

January 24, 2006

IAP Beginner Special II
Caller: Chris Ricciotti
Music: Emily & Victor Troll and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day Dance. First PE class. Register tonight!
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407.

February 28, 2006

Winter Festival
Caller: Laura Johannes
Music: Pandemonium with Pan Chan and friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407.

March 14, 2006

St. Patrick's Day Dance
Caller: Ann Cowan
Music: Contra Loco with Pan Chan, Barb Kirchner, & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407.

April 4, 2006

Spring Fling
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407.

April 18, 2006

Pre-NEFFA Fiesta
Caller: Tony Saletan
Music: Vince O'Donnell & Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 407.

May 2, 2006

May Day Klezmer-Style Dance
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

May 16, 2006

End of Semester Fiesta
Final Spring PE Class
Caller Round-up: Dan Watt, Nell Wright, Ann Cowan, Ron Bernier III
Music: Emily & Victor Troll and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

June 13, 2006

Flower Festival
Caller: Ann Cowan
Music: Apple Crisp. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

June 27, 2006

Solstice Special
Callers: Cortni Frecha, Ron Bernier III, Nell Wright
Music: Sheeswax Beepskin with Peter Buchak and Dan Salomon. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491.

July 11, 2006

Summer Dance
Caller: Barb Kirchner
Music: The Dixie Butterhounds.
In Kresge Auditorium: Rehearsal Room A (basement).

July 25, 2006

Xmas in July
Callers: Mark Schneider, Cortni Frecha, and others TBA
Music: Contra Loco with Pan Chan, Phil Pitha & Barb Kirchner. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Student Center 491 (4th Floor).

August 8, 2006

Cool-Off Klezmer Dance
Caller: Jacob Bloom
Music: ContraKlez with John Chambers, Cal Howard, Ben Pasamanick, and Friends. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Kresge Auditorium: Rehearsal Room A (basement).

August 22, 2006

Fall Anticipation Dance
Caller: Chris Weiler
Music: Contra Loco with Pan Chan, Phil Pitha & Barb Kirchner. Sit-in musicians welcome.
In Kresge Auditorium: Rehearsal Room A (basement).


 

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, dsalomon [at]post.harvard [dot]e d u. Last updated 12-November-2005 by Daniel Salomon.

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