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Ballroom Dance Classes
Jan/09 Sun 03:00PM–05:00PM
Jan/16 Sun 03:00PM–05:00PM
Jan/23 Sun 03:00PM–05:00PM
Jan/30 Sun 03:00PM–05:00PM

Come for some fun, energetic and free ballroom dancing classes this IAP, to practise social dancing with the MIT Ballroom Dance Club! We will go over the steps we have learned last semester, but we welcome attendees with all levels of ballroom dancing experience! No partner or special attire needed! We will cover Cha-Cha and Waltz the first two weeks, followed by Samba and Tango the following two weeks! MIT Covid Pass required for participation

IAP: How to Become a Personal Trainer or Group Exercise Instructor
Jan/19 Wed 05:30PM–06:30PM

Meet virtually with MIT Recreation's Assistant Fitness Directors to learn how to become a nationally certified Personal Fitness Trainer or Group Exercise Instructor! This event is free, and all are welcome. Registration is required to receive the Zoom Recording and Powerpoint. Zoom link will be sent the morning of the session. Come prepared to learn and move through a 15 minute exercise demonstration.

Josie Wielinski: ACE Personal Trainer, Registered Dietitian, Crossfit/Cycle Certified, Red Cross CPR Instructor Certified
Emily Lin: AFAA Group Exercise/Cycle/Yoga/Personal Trainer Certified, Barre Above Certified, Red Cross CPR Instructor Certified

Registration opens 12/6/21 at this link:  It is free to make a guest account. Email with any questions. 

MIT Bluewater Sailing: Cruising, Racing, and Relaxing
Jan/24 Mon 07:00PM–08:00PM

Want to learn more about bluewater sailing at MIT? Come hear stories about different adventures ranging from cruising to racing from Boston to Maine and beyond. 


More information about the program and email list signup will be available at 

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Stretch Your Impact - faculty talk with Ben Armstrong
Jan/19 Wed 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join the MIT PKG Center in conversation with Ben Armstrong, Interim Executive Director and a Research Scientist at MIT’s Industrial Performance Center. His research and teaching examine how workers, firms, and regions adapt to technological change. His current projects include a national plan for the U.S. manufacturing workforce in partnership with the Department of Defense, as well as a policy playbook developing lessons for struggling regional economies in the United States.

In his work, Ben has collaborated with governments, non-profit organizations, and firms to understand how scholarship and education can be useful to practitioners and policymakers. Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and his PhD at MIT. Before graduate school, he helped lead an open-source hardware non-profit and worked at Google Inc.

Want to learn more about Ben’s work? Check out this Forbes article featuring his work. 

On Zoom - RSVP to get Zoom link 

Wednesday, January 19th, at 12 PM


West Coast Swing
Jan/20 Thu 07:30PM–09:30PM
Jan/27 Thu 07:30PM–09:30PM

Come learn some West Coast Swing steps this IAP with MIT Ballroom Dance Club! Our classes are free, fun, energetic and suitable for beginners! No partner or special attire needed, but MIT Covid Pass required for participation

Winter School 2022
Jan/04 Tue 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/06 Thu 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/11 Tue 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/13 Thu 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/18 Tue 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/20 Thu 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/25 Tue 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/27 Thu 07:00PM–09:00PM

Winter School is a chance to learn how to safely go on winter adventures. We lead a variety of day trips on the weekends for beginners to advanced outdoors people alike. Activities include hiking, ice climbing, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, and creative combinations thereof. Affordable gear rentals are also available through the MITOC office. 


Educational lectures are in person and will happen Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9pm. The first two lectures are mandatory for all participants in the Winter School program.

For more information on the Winter School program please see the website: 


Event partially funded by the GSC Funding Board.