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


November 26 2014 
Melissa Chatham calls to Wombats: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and others. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
December 03 2014 
Perry Shafran calls to Perpetual e-Motion: Ed Howe (electric fiddle) and John Cote (guitar, digideridoo, vocals).
 
December 10 2014 
A Fabulous Caller TBA calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
December 17 2014 
Dave Colestock calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar).
 
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! Stay tuned for event details.
 

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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.

November 20 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
November 23 2014 
Tellabration!
Save the Date! Baltimore's 18th Annual Tellabration! will held on Sunday, November 23 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings MIlls, MD from 2 to 5.
 
November 23 2014 
Fourth at Four
Join us in November at Tellabration!
 
November 24 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
November 26 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Wombats: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and others. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
November 27 2014 
Thanksgiving Burn off the Calories Dance
The annual Thanksgiving Burn Off the Calories dance. Open Band led by Liz Donaldson. Open Mic for callers. Contra, English and Squares. 8PM to 10:30 PM at St Marks on the Hill. Bring your left over deserts to share.
 
December 01 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Karin Loya (cello)
 
December 03 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Perpetual e-Motion: Ed Howe (electric fiddle) and John Cote (guitar, digideridoo, vocals).