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, October 14 2015 
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE tonight. Peggy Hesley calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 21 2015 
Brian Hamshar calls to Avenue X: Ross Harriss (sax, guitar) and Christopher Jacoby (guitar, mandolin, accordion).
Wednesday, October 28 2015 
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE! Janine Smith calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Halloween costume contest - prizes are two tickets to the Mid Winter Ball and to a Saturday dance.