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


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! Perry Shafran calls to Megan Beller (fiddle), Charley Beller (percussion), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
January 07 2015 
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
January 14 2015 
Kristin Seibert calls to Phoenix: Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Nora Smith (fiddle), and Christopher Jacoby (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
January 21 2015 
April Blum calls to Waverley Station: Liz Donaldson (piano), David Knight (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
January 28 2015 
Kim Forry calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar). New dancer's orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
February 04 2015 
Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
February 11 2015 
Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
February 18 2015 
Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
February 25 2015 
Donna Hunt calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
March 04 2015 
Jack Mitchell calls to Ryck Kaiser (fiddle) and Jill Smith (piano).
 
March 11 2015 
Maia McCormick calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
March 18 2015 
Eric Black calls to TBA.
 
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.

December 22 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Anna Rain (recorder), and Melissa Running (piano)
 
December 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
 
December 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
December 31 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
 
January 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Perry Shafran calls to Megan Beller (fiddle), Charley Beller (percussion), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
January 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
January 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
January 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Callithump with Andrew Marcus (accordian), Glyn Collision (Bouzouki, Guitar & Stomping) and David Knight (Fiddle)

Caller: Rebecca Denison