Wednesday Night Contra & Square Dances
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.
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For more information call the BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or email amdance at bfms.org.
Wednesday, April 25 2018
Janine Smith 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
Ann Fallon calls to Hickman and Jensen - Steve Hickman (fiddle) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Wednesday, May 09 2018
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band
Wednesday, May 16 2018
Perry Shafran calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
Wednesday, May 23 2018
Kappy Laning calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Geller (fiddle), and Judith Geller (French horn).
Wednesday, May 30 2018
Steve Gester calls to Paul Oorts (mandolin, guitar) and Elke Baker (fiddle).
Wednesday, June 13 2018
Donna Hunt calls to TBA
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, July 18 2018
TBA calls to Medicinal Purpose
Wednesday, July 25 2018
TBA calls to Weiss and Oorts
Wednesday, August 22 2018
Jacqui Grennan calls to Pending
Wednesday, September 12 2018
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).