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. to 10:30 PM 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 every Wednesday at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

See our Contra dance FAQs for general information on Contra Dances

Please see our Behavior Policy

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, November 13 2019 
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
Wednesday, November 20 2019 
Kappy Laning calls to the Treble Makers - Liz Donaldson (piano), Emily Aubrey (fiddle), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
Wednesday, November 27 2019 
TBA calls to TBA
Wednesday, November 27 2019 
Greg Frock calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).
Wednesday, December 04 2019 
TBA calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle). Caller terminology: TBA
Wednesday, December 11 2019 
TBA calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Joe Langley (guitar).

Wednesday, December 18 2019 
TBA calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, December 25 2019 
No Dance Tonight!
Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Kalia Kliban calls to Red Toad Road - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Jim Besser (concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano).
Wednesday, January 15 2020 
Abigail Hobart calls to Countercurrent - Brian Lindsay (fiddle) and Alex Sturbaum (guitar).
Wednesday, January 22 2020 
TBA calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretzky(guitar, mandolin).
Wednesday, February 05 2020 
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Wednesday, April 01 2020 
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light and Friends
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 13 2020 
Megan Wilson calls to TBA
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
TBA calls to TBA