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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.

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.

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and ocarina). New dancer workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, July 05 2017 

Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).


 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Woody Lane calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation on 7:30 PM.
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
Kappy Laning calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and LJ Palmer (bodhran and cajon).
 
Wednesday, July 26 2017 
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion). New dancer orientation at 7:3PM.
 
Wednesday, August 30 2017 
Emily Abel calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, September 13 2017 

TBA calls to the 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, October 11 2017 
Sue Gola calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
TBA 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, November 08 2017 
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Wednesday, November 22 2017 
TBA 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.