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. 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 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Contra dance FAQs.

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Event Dates:

Wednesday, December 07 2016 
Kathy Anderson calls to the Tater Patch Kids: Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Brad Kolodner (banjo), Luke Chohany (guitar), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
Wednesday, December 14 2016 
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band. The BOB is composed of local musicians, many of whom play in contra dance bands, who get together and play for their local dance community. They play great tunes; come out and dance to their music!
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
Wednesday, December 21 2016 
Hilton Baxter calls to the Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
Wednesday, December 28 2016 
Tom Hines calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
Wednesday, January 04 2017 
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and sax), and Liz Donaldson (Piano).
Wednesday, January 18 2017 
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretsky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, January 25 2017 
Kim Forry calls to the Old Time Jam Band
Wednesday, February 08 2017 
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).
Wednesday, February 22 2017 
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to TBA
Wednesday, March 08 2017 
TBA calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar)
Wednesday, April 05 2017 
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light Band
Wednesday, April 12 2017 
No Dance on Easter Week!
Wednesday, April 26 2017 
Ron Blechner calls to Callithump (not confirmed)
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Woody Lane calls to (Band pending)
Wednesday, November 08 2017 
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).