50th Anniversary Dance Weekend

with Rob French and Ted Lizotte calling
and Roy and Janet Williams cueing

Online Registration

Flyer & Paper Registration


22–24 September 2017 at the MIT Student Center in Cambridge, MA

Registration is now open!

Register online or register by mail. You can register for the whole weekend (all sessions) or Plus sessions only (sessions 1, 4, 5, and 7 on the schedule below).

We will be getting take-out Chinese food from Mary Chung's for Saturday night dinner; dinner is not included with the dance registration, but you can also order it on the registration form. (You are also welcome to make other dinner plans or bring your own food to the weekend.)

General AdmissionNon-MIT studentMIT student
Whole Weekend$75$35Free
Plus sessions only$50$25Free
Saturday Dinner$15$15$15


All dancing will take place in the MIT Student Center (W20) located at 84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. Both dance halls have tile floors, so plan footwear accordingly. There will be room in Lobdell for board games and socializing throughout.

We will be holding one or more review sessions prior to the weekend as a refresher for dancers who are out of practice; details on these will be announced later.

The Plus dancing Friday and Sunday will be hard and is intended for people who are active Plus dancers or have attended a review session. The Saturday afternoon Plus dance and the Saturday night dance will be more accessible to out-of-practice dancers. Advanced and Challenge sessions will be hard. The level of rounds will depend on the requests of the dancers, probably mostly II-IV, with the possibility of higher phases.

Printable schedule

Friday, 22 September
Session 1
Plus Dance in Lobdell
6:30-8pm:Early Rounds with Roy
8-10:30pm:Plus Dance with Round Breaks with Ted, Rob, and Roy
10:30-11:30pm:Star Tips (A2, A2, C2, C3B) with Rob
Saturday, 23 September
Session 2
C3A in Lobdell
10am-12pm:C3A with Rob
12-12:30pm:C3B star tips with Rob
Rounds in W20-491
10:30am-12pm:Rounds with Roy
Session 3
A2 in Lobdell
1:30-3:30pm:A2 with Ted
Rounds in W20-491
1:30-3pm:Rounds with Roy
Session 4
Plus in Lobdell
3:30-5:30pm:Plus with assorted callers
C4 in W20-491
3pm-5:30pm:C4 with Rob
5:30-7pm: Dinner
Session 5
Plus Dance in Lobdell
7-8pm:Early Rounds with Roy
8-11pm:Plus Dance with Rounds Breaks with Ted, Rob, and assorted cuers
11-11:30pm:Star Tips (C2, C3B) with Rob
Sunday, 24 September
Session 6
C1 in Lobdell
10am-12pm:C1 with Rob
12-12:30pm:C2 star tips with Rob
Rounds in W20-491
10:30am-12:30pm:Rounds with Roy
Session 7
Plus Dance in Lobdell
2-5pm:Plus Dance with Rounds Breaks with Ted, Rob, and Roy

NOTE: Tech Squares is a singles club that dances hard, fast Plus, and this weekend will reflect that. In addition, some people will be goofing off during the dancing, and many people will be dancing roles that do not 'match' their appearance. The advanced and challenge sessions will be hard. Couples are welcome. Casual dress (t-shirts and jeans) is typical, but you are welcome to dress up. There will be board games and socializing in Lobdell throughout.

Questions? See our FAQ or email tech-squares-50 mit.edu.