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.
Wednesday, March 01 2017
Shane Knudsen calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
Wednesday, March 08 2017
Ann Fallon calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar). New Dancer Workshop at 7:30.
Wednesday, March 15 2017
TBA calls to The Wombats: Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute) and friends.
Wednesday, March 22 2017
Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy: Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Joe Langley (guitar).
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
TBA calls to The Baltimore Open Band
Wednesday, April 26 2017
Ron Blechner 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, May 03 2017
TBA 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 Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
Wednesday, June 07 2017
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band
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, November 08 2017
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).