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Wednesday Night Contra & Square Dances


The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 PM 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.

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For more information call the BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or email amdance at bfms.org.

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, March 29 2017 
Caroline Barnes calls to Dance du Jour: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, April 05 2017 
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light Band
 
Wednesday, April 12 2017 
No Dance on Easter Week!
 
Wednesday, April 19 2017 
Steve Gester calls to The Baltimore Open Band
 
Wednesday, April 26 2017 
Ron Blechner calls to Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.

 
Wednesday, May 03 2017 
Donna Hunt calls to Waverly Station: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Wednesday, May 10 2017 
Melissa Chatham calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Wednesday, May 17 2017 
TBA calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Wednesday, June 21 2017 
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to TBA
 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Woody Lane calls to Loose Shoes: Rex Blazer (fiddle), Steve Kimble (percussion),and George Paul (keyboard).
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
TBA calls to Unbowed
 
Wednesday, July 26 2017 
TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Wednesday, November 08 2017 
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).