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, May 11 2016 
Lindsey Dodson calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, May 18 2016 
Jeremy Child calls to Ladies in the Parlor.
Wednesday, May 25 2016 
Perry Shafran calls to Rambling House. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
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. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 15 2016 
TBA calls to Lovely Lane String Band.
Wednesday, June 22 2016 
TBA calls to New Hip Trio. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.