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


November 05 2014 
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
 
November 12 2014 
JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls to Deux Francois: Bill Dudley (guitar), Sarah Mitchell (flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer, feet), and Tim Cape (fiddle, percussion). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
November 19 2014 
Ted Hodapp calls to Sugar Beat: Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
November 26 2014 
Melissa Chatham calls to Wombats: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and others. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
December 03 2014 
Perry Shafran calls to Perpetual e-Motion: Ed Howe (electric fiddle) and John Cote (guitar, digideridoo, vocals).
 
December 10 2014 
A Fabulous Caller TBA calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
December 17 2014 
Dave Colestock calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar).
 
December 24 2014 
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
 
December 31 2014 
New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
 
January 01 2015 
Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Stay tuned for event details.
 

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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.

November 03 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
November 05 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
 
November 08 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Kim Forry
 
November 08 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Laura Brown
 
November 09 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
Bill Staines House Concert in Catonsville, MD
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3 pm
Longview Cottage House Concerts
127 Longview Drive, 21228

With songs like All God's Critters, The Roseville Fair, Child of Mine, and River to his credit, Bill Staines has twenty-six recordings and has written over three hundred songs. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. What better way to hear him?

$15 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net. Please note that this is a Sunday afternoon concert! There might be a potluck afterwards. If that materializes, I will let you know when I send the reminder letter the week of the concert.
 
November 10 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
November 12 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls to Deux Francois: Bill Dudley (guitar), Sarah Mitchell (flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer, feet), and Tim Cape (fiddle, percussion). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
November 17 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Judy Meyers