Baltimore Folk Music Society


BFMS Behavior Policy

The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes everyone to enjoy our community dances. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and fun experience for all.

BFMS wants to make every dancer feel welcome and part of our community. Dance etiquette encourages open and friendly behavior, with direct communication with your partner. Anyone may ask anyone to dance, but you are always free to decline, without explanation.

Please consider the safety and comfort level of others; respect your partner's dance style and politely comply with requests to avoid vigorous dance moves or any behavior that makes them uncomfortable on the dance floor.

Behavior that BFMS deems to be inappropriate will not be tolerated.

If you experience behavior that is uncomfortable or offensive, please tell someone at the gate or a board member. If you have any concerns or questions regarding dance behavior, please address them to dance organizers, board members (several BFMS board members attend each dance), or e-mail us at