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


July 30 2014 
Dick Bearman calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). This dance will be FREE to all BFMS members.
 
August 06 2014 
TBA calls to TBA.
 
August 13 2014 
Dave Colestock calls to the Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Barb Schmid (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
August 20 2014 
Andrea Nettleton calls to Some Assembly - Mary Corlette Flora (flute, sax), Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), Iain Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
August 27 2014 
TBA calls to Odd Socks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, sax, concertina), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (bass, concertina). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
September 03 2014 
Laura Brown calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Andy Porter (fiddle), Joe Langley (guitar), Mark Lynch (mandolin), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
September 10 2014 
TBA calls to TBA.
 
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 
TBA calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, sax, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). 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).
 

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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.

Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

July 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
July 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
July 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Dick Bearman calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). This dance will be FREE to all BFMS members.
 
August 04 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
August 06 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA.
 
August 09 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Baltimore Open Band

Caller: TBA

Come early at 6:00 pm for a Picnic and Jam. Note: this is not a potluck... just bring food for yourself. But, if you want to bring extra to share or put on the snack table during the dance.... no laws against that!
 
August 11 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
August 12 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha's in Fells Point