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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This event is a

CDSS Passport to Joy

Event Dates:

Wednesday, August 05 2015 
Melissa Chatham calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
Wednesday, August 12 2015 
Valerie Young calls to Old Time Jam Band. New Dancer orientation starting at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, August 19 2015 
April Blum calls to Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
Wednesday, August 26 2015 
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 02 2015 
Perry Shafran calls to the Lumber Jackson 5 - Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, washboard, vocals), Aaron Olwell (fiddle), Chris Ousley (guitar, banjo, vocals), Patrick McAvinue (mandolin), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
Wednesday, September 09 2015 
TBA calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 16 2015 
Frannie Marr calls to Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, September 23 2015 
Annual Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and others, with music by the Devine Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, September 30 2015 
TBA calls to Some Assembly - Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Iain Sturrock (percussion, guitar).