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.

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

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Directions to Lovely Lane Church


September 17 2014 
Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and Money Musk. Music provided by Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
September 24 2014 
Kappy Laning calls to the Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 01 2014 
Will Mentor calls to Nor'easter - Max Newman (guitar, mandolin), Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion).
 
October 08 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore! Janine Smith calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels. All dancers admitted FREE tonight! New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 15 2014 
April Blum calls to Taylor Among the Devils.
 
October 22 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore! Susan Taylor calls to the Gigmeisters. All dancers admitted FREE! New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 29 2014 
Vicki Herndon calls to the Treble Makers.
 

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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

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September 17 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and Money Musk. Music provided by Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
September 20 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Bob Farrall, calling, with Emily Aubrey on violin, Robin Wilson on
concertina and flute, and Ben Hobbs on piano.
 
September 20 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Square Dance
8-11 pm at Mobtown Ballroom. Live music from Coracree String Band (Jane Rothfield, Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan and Allan Carr), with calling by Shane Knudsen.
 
September 22 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
September 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
September 25 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
September 28 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
September 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)