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


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March 04 2015 
Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
 
March 11 2015 
Maia McCormick calls to Mat Clark (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
March 18 2015 
Eric Black calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
March 25 2015 
Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg call to New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
April 01 2015 
Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
 
April 08 2015 
TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
April 15 2015 
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 


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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.

March 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45 Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
March 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
 
March 07 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Susan Taylor
Musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (recorders), Ben Hobbs (piano).
 
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Singing for Everyone
Postponed to March 8th because of weather. We will gather for 'Singing for Everyone' on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
March 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, saxophone), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
March 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Maia McCormick calls to Mat Clark (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
March 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)

Caller: DeLaura Padovan