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.

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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Event Dates:

Wednesday, June 01 2016 
Jacqui Ann Grennan calls to Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Liz Donaldson (guitar).
Wednesday, June 08 2016 
Dugan Murphy calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 15 2016 
Greg Frock calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
Wednesday, June 22 2016 
Caroline Barnes calls to New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldsion (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 29 2016 
April Blum calls to Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, July 06 2016 
Susan Taylor calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Wednesday, July 13 2016 
Quena Crain calls to the Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Ross Harris (sax, guitar), and Michael Friedman (piano, feet). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 20 2016 
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
Wednesday, July 27 2016 
Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 03 2016 
TBA calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax) and Janina O'Brien (piano).
Wednesday, August 10 2016 
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Unbowed: Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 31 2016 
Janine Smith calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
Wednesday, September 14 2016 
Susan Taylor & Janine Smith call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 21 2016 
Sue Gola calls.
Wednesday, September 28 2016 
Andrea Nettleton calls to Rhapsody: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, December 07 2016 
Kathy Anderson calls.