MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Intro to Contra Dancing, with Live Folk Music

Mitcho Erlewine, Ann B. Cowan

Jan/08 Tue 08:00PM-10:30PM Student Center 491
Jan/22 Tue 08:00PM-10:30PM Student Center 491
Jan/29 Tue 08:00PM-10:30PM Student Center 491

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
Prereq: none

Banjos + group theory + twirling your partner = FUN!

Contra dancing is a modernized American folk dance, using easy walking steps, set to exciting, LIVE folk music from New England, Ireland, and Quebec. Dance with a partner and other couples, then change partners. A caller teaches the sequence of moves and prompts you during the dance, making it accessible to all. No experience necessary!

Do you play an instrument? Bring it, and sit in with the band!

Free snacks will be provided. Come alone or bring friends! Website lists Tuesdays later in semester.

Sponsor(s): Folk Dance Club
Contact: MIT Folk Dance Club,