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:
dance 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 FAQs.
For more information call the
BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or
amdance at bfms.org.
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.
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 . New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm. Old Time Jam Band
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.
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December 22 2014 English Country Dance Rich Galloway
Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe
December 24 2014 Square/Contra Dance
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
December 29 2014 English Country Dance Mike Franch
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
(winds, concertina), and
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)