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
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
February 04 2015 Square/Contra Dance Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
February 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) Waltz Practicum Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
February 09 2015 English Country Dance Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardall (winds), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
February 11 2015 Square/Contra Dance Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
February 14 2015 Valentine Extravaganza Don't miss our 5th Annual Chocolate Valentine Extravaganza from 2 pm to 11 pm with a dance workshop, couples dancing, advanced dance, potluck, evening dance AND the Chocolate Extravaganza Dessert contest during the break in the evening dance.
Band: Larry Unger (guitar) & Audrey Knuth (fiddle)
Caller: Rachel McCandliss
February 16 2015 English Country Dance Susan Taylor calls to Heather Martley (flute), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Laurie Andres (piano)
February 18 2015 Square/Contra Dance Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).