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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.

Free Friends February!

Do you have a friend you’ve been trying to convince to try contra dancing? This month only, bring them with you to the Wednesday night dance and they will get in free! Take advantage of this special 2-for-1 deal today! You don't have to be a member, but your friend must be new to the Wednesday night dance. As always, newcomers will receive a coupon for a second dance free.

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. Contra dance FAQs.

Please see our Behavior Policy

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, February 28 2018 

Hilton Baxter calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).


 
Wednesday, March 07 2018 
Donna Hunt calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle) and John Devine (guitar).
 
Wednesday, March 14 2018 
Mike Lentz calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and L.J. Palmer (percussion).
 
Wednesday, March 21 2018 
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Wednesday, March 28 2018 
No dance, as the Hall is not available on Easter Week..
 
Wednesday, April 11 2018 
Anne Lutun calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Wednesday, April 18 2018 
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Wednesday, April 25 2018 
TBA calls to Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern Rounders - Dan Levenson (fiddle), Emmy Truckenmiller (fiddle), Annie Trimble (guitar), and Suzanne Gates (bass).
 
Wednesday, May 02 2018 
TBA calls to Taylor among the Devils
 
Wednesday, May 23 2018 
Kappy Laning calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Wednesday, June 20 2018 

TBA calls to Polaris - Rose Jackson (fiddle), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano), and Jesse Ball (guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, accordion & feet)


 
Wednesday, July 11 2018 
TBA calls to ContraForce
 
Wednesday, September 12 2018 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).