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.

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.

See our Contra dance FAQs for general information on Contra Dances

Please see our Behavior Policy

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, January 22 2020 
Ann Fallon calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Henry Koretzky (guitar, mandolin), Todd Clewell (guitar), and
Ralph Gordon (bass). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
Wednesday, January 29 2020 
Andrea Nettleton calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin).
Wednesday, February 05 2020 
Hilton Baxter calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Wednesday, February 12 2020 
Caroline Barnes calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
Wednesday, February 19 2020 
Janine Smith calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Jorgen Miller (bass).
Wednesday, February 26 2020 
TBA calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Janina OBrien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, saxophone, concertina).
Wednesday, March 11 2020 
Anne Lutun calls to OK Boomer - Steve Hickman (fiddle), David Crandall (flute, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and TBA (bass).
Wednesday, March 18 2020 
Anna Rain calls to David Giusti (fiddle) and Jacob Howley (guitar).
Wednesday, April 01 2020 
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Charlie Pilzer (piano).
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 13 2020 
Megan Wilson calls to TBA
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
TBA calls to TBA