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BFMS Events and Schedules

Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.

Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....

Special Events

Tuesday, December 31 2019 
The Gala New Years Eve English Country Dance
BFMS is pleased to present its annual Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comfortor. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Dance is 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Ticket Sales are open.
Saturday, February 01 2020 
A Mid-Winter Nights Dream
The BFMS MidWinter Ball at the Church of the Reedemer. Galling by Gaye Fifer. Music by The Ripples. Mind Blowing, Gender free Contras in the afternoon. Contra and Couples dancing in the evening. Tickets are on sale now.

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, December 18 2019 
Susan Taylor calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, January 11 2020 
Caroline Barnes is calling to Dance du Jour: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Welcome to a new year of dancing!!
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 or email Don & Michele at satdance at

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, December 16 2019 
Diane Schmit calling to Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

2nd Tuesday Song Swap Details...
Like our other song swap at the Four Hour Day Lutherie, this is not an open mic. It's a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. We take turns around the circle. There is NO requirement to sing. If you are shy about leading a song, don’t fret…we sing many songs with choruses and your voice will blend in with everyone else’s. Please come prepared with a few songs
Tuesday, December 24 2019 
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.
BFMS Picnic Details...
In September - See the BFMS Picnic page for details.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at

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