• BIDA Contra Dance

    Cambridge Masonic Hall, Porter Square

    Come join us once again for a delightful night of contra dancing!

    Sunday April 2nd, at 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA.

    Caller: Bob Isaacs
    Music: Alex Cumming leading an Open Band!

    Lesson: 7pm
    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! Or y'know, if you'd like a refresher, or to help welcome folks into the contra dance community 🙂

    BIDA needs new volunteers! Many of our pre-covid regular volunteers are no longer able to help out. If you are interested in being more involved with making BIDA the dance we all love, please reach out to us.
    $5-20 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). The big parking lot has been known to tow.

    Sign up for BIDA mailing lists to hear about the updates you’re interested in here: https://www.bidadance.org/join

    Open Band: If you play an instrument, come join on stage to play for dancing! Here's a tune list which is a good place to start: https://www.bidadance.org/open-band-tune-list

    Ok, here's the ✨Pandemic Special ✨ details.
    We'll be requiring:
    - Full vaccination, including a booster if you're eligible for one. We'll check cards at the door, so bring your card or a picture of it. We accept exceptions for those with Dr's notes, contact us at bida@bidadance.org in advance if this is you.
    - Well-fitting high filtration masks. We will offer complimentary masks if you don't have one. more info here https://blog.bidadance.org/2022/05/requiring-high-filtration-masks.html

    - anyone is welcome to sign up for our covid notifications mailing list, where we send out alerts if we are notified that someone who attended a dance tested positive https://www.bidadance.org/join
    We will ventilate to the extent possible, but the Cambridge Masonic Hall is not a place where we'll be able to get as much air turnover as we would like.
    for more details: https://blog.bidadance.org/2022/01/getting-back-to-dancing.html

    See you there!