Baltimore Folk Music Society


Wednesday Night Contra & Square Dances

The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 PM every Wednesday at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Admission is $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members.

Students dance Free in September

Students (under 21 or full-time students of any age) dance free in September.
Please download a flier.

All dances are taught and walked through beforehand. Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian, and Celtic styles. Nationally-known musicians and callers appear regularly. These dances are sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

New Dancers' workshops:
Free workshops introducing basic contra dance figures take place every Wednesday at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Contra dance FAQs.

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For more information call the BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or email amdance at

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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Wednesday, August 15 2018 
Kim Forry calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass). Member Night! This dance is free to all current BFMS members!
Wednesday, August 22 2018 
Jacqui Grennan calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

Wednesday, August 29 2018 
Kappy Laning calls to Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).

Special Event Before the Dance on August 29 at 7 -8 pm: Have you seen rapper sword dancing and want to try it? Or you don’t know what it is but interested in trying an energetic dance connected to 4 other dancers? Members of Charm City Rapper team will be having an introductory workshop before the dance.
Please check out You Tube videos! Information: Kappy Laning:,
Wednesday, September 05 2018 
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band!
Wednesday, September 12 2018 
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).
Wednesday, September 19 2018 
TBA calls to Carl Friedman and friends.
Wednesday, September 26 2018 
Greg Frock calls to the Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux (fiddle), Greg Loux (guitar), Paul Sidlick (banjo), and Mat Clark (bass).
Wednesday, October 10 2018 
Ann Fallon and Susan Taylor call to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and ocarina).
Wednesday, October 24 2018 
TBA calls to The Treblemakers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
Wednesday, December 05 2018 
TBA calls to the Polka Pants Trio - Charlie Pilzer (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle) and Rebecca Weiss (fiddle).

Wednesday, December 12 2018 
TBA calls to Eloise and Co (Waiting confirmation)
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
TBA calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar)
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
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).