• CANCELLED Double double dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    cancelled

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  • CANCELLED BIDA Family + Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    cancelled

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  • BIDA Open Jam

    Teele Square

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  • BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

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  • BIDA Contra Dance + Open Band

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Join us for another great contra dance with a fabulous open band, Sunday March 1st, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
    Music: An OPEN BAND featuring .....you!

    An Open Band means all y'all! Bring your instrument, come a little early and get set up, and jam along. Our band leader will choose tunes and guide the group for a great sound. Look below in the comments for a common tune list.

    Dance 7:30-10:30pm
    Dessert Potluck during the break -- Bring something to share!

    **Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing!

    $5-15 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
    Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

    See you there!

  • BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Join us for a delightful night of contra dancing, Sunday February 16th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: TBD
    Music: Carol Bittenson, Cecile Leroy, Daniel Raine

    Dance 7:30-10:30pm

    **Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing!

    Dessert Potluck during the break -- Bring something to share!

    $5-15 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
    Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

    See you there!

  • BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Join us for a delightful night of contra dancing, Sunday February 2nd, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: TBD
    Music: Calico (Eric Boodman, Casey Murray, Jesse Ball)

    Dance 7:30-10:30pm

    **Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing!

    Dessert Potluck during the break -- Bring something to share!

    $5-15 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
    Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

    See you there!

  • BIDA Contra Dance & Family & Scottish!

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Come join us, Sunday January 5th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA, for an evening of dancing, music, food, and more dancing!

    ****Join our family dance email list: bidadance.org/family-announcements****

    5:30-6:30 Family Dance and Open Band
    6:30-7:30 Potluck dinner -- all welcome! bring some food!
    7:15-7:30 Beginner contra lesson
    7:30-10:30 Contra dance time, with Scottish dances!

    Alex Cumming will be calling the family dance portion, a well as leading the OPEN BAND -- this means you :)

    Potluck: please bring something to share, a serving utensil, and label what you've made for allergy courtesy.

    Caller for Contra: Harris Lapiroff
    Music for Contra: Alex Cumming (drums), Jeff Kaufman (bass), Louise Bichan (fiddle), Stephen Thomforde (pipes), Susie Petrov (piano)
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    BIDA Family Dances are family-oriented dance afternoons in conjunction with our regularly schedules dances. Bring your kids! Tell your neighbors and schools! Come without kids of your own, ready to be friendly :) Did you know that BIDA stands for Boston Intergenerational Dance Advocates? Well, kids are the upcoming generation, and a vital part of our community.
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    Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing. Bring someone new to contra dancing to the workshop and we'll give you both passes to get in free at a future dance!

    Admission is our standard sliding scale of $5-15 for adults (and counts for the regular dance following, should you choose to stay) and $3 each for children.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop. Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

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  • BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Join us for a delightful night of contra dancing, Sunday January 5th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: Ron Blechner
    Music: Jaige Trudel, Alex Cumming, Adam Broome

    Dance 7:30-10:30pm

    **Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing!

    Dessert Potluck during the break -- Bring something to share!

    $5-15 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
    Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

    See you there!

  • BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Join us for a delightful night of contra dancing, Sunday December 15th, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: TBD
    Music: TBD

    Dance 7:30-10:30pm

    **Please feel free to join us at 7:00 for a beginner's lesson if you're fresh to contra dancing!

    Dessert Potluck during the break -- Bring something to share!

    $5-15 sliding scale, as you're able. Bring someone new to Contra to the intro session and you both get passes for free admission to a future dance! Share the love.

    Public Transportation (recommended): We are across the street from the Porter Square Red Line stop.
    Parking: Free street parking (meters and residential are open to all on Sundays). Don't park in the Shaw's parking lot because they tow.

    See you there!