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
March 12 2014 Hilton Baxter calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). áNew dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
March 19 2014 TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
March 26 2014 Jim Kitch calls to the Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar). áNew dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
April 02 2014 Mary Wesley calls to Sassafras Stomp - Johanna Davis (fiddle, banjo), Adam Nordell (guitar, feet, banjo), and Putnam Smith (banjo, mandolin).
April 09 2014 Kristin Seibert calls to New Hip Trio - Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano). áNew dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
April 16 2014 Easter Week - no dance, hall not available.
April 23 2014 TBA calls to Old Time Jam Band. áNew dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
April 30 2014 Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
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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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March 10 2014 English Country Dance Caller: Carl Friedman
Music: Dave Crandall (flute, sax), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
March 11 2014 (Member Sponsored) BFMS Open Sing 7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Berthaĺs in Fells Point
March 12 2014 Square/contra dance Hilton Baxter calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). áNew dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
March 17 2014 English Country Dance Caller: Tom Spilsbury
Music: Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
March 19 2014 State of the Society Meeting This year at Lovely Lane Church before the Wednesday Dance.
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM. Members who arrive by 7:30PM for the meeting get to dance free.