Brandeis Contra Dancers

Hi! We love contra dancing and we go to Brandeis. We also happen to have a Facebook group.

If you just want to check out contra or have been doing it since before you were born and want to find/offer rides, you can sign up for our mailing list or shoot us an email at <contra [at] brandeis [dot] edu>.

Events

We have some upcoming contra dances!

DateTimePlaceBand and CallerPrice
October 9, 20107:30 – 10:30pmShapiro Campus Center Multi-Purpose RoomFree Raisins with Tony ParkesFree
November 20, 20103:00 – 6:00pmShapiro Campus Center Multi-Purpose RoomFree Raisins with Rachel ShaprioFree
December 11, 20107:30 – 10:30pmShapiro Campus Center Multi-Purpose RoomFree Raisins with Sue RosenFree

Directions to the Shapiro Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room

Note: There are many buildings named "Shapiro." If you ask for directions, be sure to specify "Shapiro Campus Center" or "the ugly green building in the center of campus."

By Car

Here's a map of the area around the Shapiro Campus Center. On a weekend, the best place to park is probably H Lot, between Shapiro Residence Hall and Cedarwood Playground. From there, you can walk between Sherman Hall and the Faculty Center to get to the Shapiro Campus Center. The Multi-Purpose Room is on the second floor.

By Semi-Public Transportation

Take a flying carpet (or walk or take the T) to either Harvard Square in Cambridge or to the intersection of Beacon Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. Take the free Brandeis – Boston/Cambridge shuttle to Usdan (part of Brandeis). Across the street from a lot of steps, take the main path downhill until you see an ugly green building, which is the Shapiro Campus Center. The Multi-Purpose Room is on the second floor.

Official-like stuffs

Yeah, we gotta be a real club sometimes…

As of May 2011, the president is Amy Englesberg and the vice president is David Mandelberg. Our logo was designed by Alan Bittenson. If you're bored, you can read our constitution. If you're really bored, you can dive into the history of our constitution:

  1. January 31, 2010: original constitution, ratified October 29, 2009
  2. March 4, 2010: added statement of non-exclusivity and corrected spelling errors
  3. March 7, 2010: changed status section to reflect becoming chartered