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. 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 every Wednesday at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend.

See our Contra dance FAQs for general information on Contra Dances

Please see our Behavior Policy

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, August 21 2019 
Kim Forry calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Johann Miller (bass).
Wednesday, August 28 2019 
Susan Taylor calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), John Bryant (bass), and Dave Crandall (flute, sax). This dance is free for BFMS members!
Wednesday, September 04 2019 
Melissa Chatham calls to The Baltimore Open Band
Wednesday, September 11 2019 
TBA calls to Contra Rebels - Barb Schmid (fiddle), Todd Clewell (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar)
Wednesday, September 18 2019 
TBA calls to The Organic Family Band - Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Michael Raitzyk (guitar),Rebekah Geller (fiddle), and Judith Geller (French horn).
Wednesday, September 25 2019 
TBA calls to Taylor among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).

Wednesday, October 02 2019 
Tavi Merrill calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina OBrien (piano, accordion, whistle)
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Bob Isaacs calls to TBA.
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).

Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Kalia Kliban calls to Red Toad Road - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Jim Besser (concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano).
Wednesday, January 15 2020 
TBA calls to Countercurrent - Brian Lindsay (fiddle) and Alex Sturbaum (guitar).
Wednesday, January 22 2020 
TBA calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretzky(guitar, mandolin).
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
TBA calls to Dan Levenson and the Cat Mountain Rounders