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Saturday, May 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Balfolk Music Session
2 pm - 4 pm
The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
This free workshop/guided jam is for all musicians and all instruments.
We will be playing tunes from the Balfolk repertoire - traditional and contemporary folk
dance music from France and Brittany. For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Monday, May 27 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Peace
Please RSVP as soon as possible and latest by Thursday May 23 if you plan to attend. 3 - 5 PM. We provide a warm and accepting space where we each find our own place; all moods are welcome; healing and laughter seem to find their way into our midst. If you can move you can dance these dances. Doors open at 2:45 to be ready to begin at 3 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Donation requested, $5 suggested. Bring potluck snacks if you wish. If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers and sun protection to be comfortable. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Monday, May 27 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Tuesday, May 28 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, May 29 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ethan Ableman calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.​
 
Monday, June 03 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

English caller and choreographer Colin Hume calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, June 05 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Rodney Sutton calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Triple Helix Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE
Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum at 300 Oella Avenue, Baltimore MD.
BFMS is helping sponsor participatory dances, singing and music sessions again at this year's Colonial Market Fair. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. If you have questions, you may contact Steve Bilanow at sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. https://friendsofbenjaminbanneker.com/events-and-programs/colonial-market-fair/
 
Monday, June 10 2019 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute and saxophone), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Tuesday, June 11 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, June 12 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).

 
Friday, June 14 2019 
Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
34th Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person. Info & online registration available. Ticket sales are open.
 
Monday, June 17 2019 
English Country Dance

April Blum will be the caller, with music by Barbara Gorin (strings), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), Michael Proctor (bass), and Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion).
 
Monday, June 24 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Bob Farrall; music will be provided by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Tuesday, June 25 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, June 26 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band!
 
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (Fiddle), Corey Walters (Flute, Mandolin), Michael Friedman (Piano), Ness Smith-Savedoff (Percussion), and Ross Harriss (Sax/Guitar).
 
Tuesday, July 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, July 10 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).

 
Saturday, July 13 2019 
No Dance This Month
Summertime closed be back September 14, 2019
 
Tuesday, July 23 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, July 24 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle),
Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Wednesday, July 31 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).
 
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar). (Pending)
 
Saturday, August 10 2019 
No Dance This Month Be back September 14
Summertime Closed, but come back next month September 14,2019 for a great new dance
 
Tuesday, August 13 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, August 21 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Johann Miller (bass).
 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Tuesday, September 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, September 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Charlie Plizer & Rebecca Weiss

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, September 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, October 02 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Tavi Merrill calls to TBA
 
Tuesday, October 08 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to TBA.
 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Michael Lentz calls to Strings on Wings, featuring Todd Clewell on guitar and Barb Schmid on fiddle.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
 
Tuesday, October 22 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Saturday, November 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Some Assembly: Featuring Joe Klausner playing Fiddle and Mandolin, Mary Flora playing Flute and Sax, Donna Boylan on Piano and Accordion
Adam Lee - Guitar & Patrick Herlihy on cajon and percussion.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, November 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).

 
Tuesday, November 26 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Tuesday, December 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, December 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Elke Baker & Paul Oorts

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

 
Tuesday, December 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
If venue is unavailable we'll let you know well in advance if we need to cancel.
 
Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Kalia Kliban calls to TBA