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
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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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.)