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.
CDSS Passport to Joy
Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
Wednesday, April 08 2015
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
Wednesday, April 15 2015
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Wednesday, April 22 2015
Greg Frock calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 29 2015
Perry Shafran calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
Wednesday, May 06 2015
Susan Taylor calls to Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
Wednesday, May 13 2015
TBA calls to TBA. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, May 20 2015
TBA calls to Dance du Jour - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
Wednesday, May 27 2015
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 03 2015
Will Mentor calls to Nova - Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano), and Everest Witman (guitar, feet).
Wednesday, June 10 2015
Ken Gall calls to Entwyned - Twy Bethard (fiddle, feet), and John Paolillo (mandolins). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 17 2015
Jerome Grisanti calls to STEAM! - David Firestine (mandolins), Alice Boyle (fiddle), Robert Rosenberg (guitar, banjo), and Claire Zucker (bodhran, concertina, clogging, vocals).
Wednesday, June 24 2015
Sue Gola calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 01 2015
Rich Goss calls to Tempest - Tim Ball (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar, mandolin), and Jamie Kubala (drums, percussion).
Wednesday, July 08 2015
Chuck Abell calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute, cajon), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 15 2015
TBA calls to Black Oranges - Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Manny Arciniega (percussion).
Wednesday, July 22 2015
TBA calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 29 2015
Emily Rush calls to ContraForce - Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Jimi "Two Nails" Periano (guitar), and Joey Dorwart (drums, percussion, saxophone).