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, August 02 2017
Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, August 09 2017
TBA calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30.
Wednesday, August 16 2017
Melissa Chatham calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), and Jamie O'Brien (guitar).
Wednesday, August 23 2017
April Blum calls to the Boneshakers- Joe DeZarn (fiddle) Paul Hammerton (guitar), Gina Faber (mandolin), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Wednesday, August 30 2017
Emily Abel calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretsky (guitar).
Wednesday, September 06 2017
TBA calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
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, September 20 2017
New Caller Night! A variety of promising new callers will call to Taylor among the Devils- Steve Hickman (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina).
Wednesday, September 27 2017
TBA calls to The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake
Wednesday, October 04 2017
TBA calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin, and banjo).
Wednesday, October 11 2017
Sue Gola calls to TBA.
Wednesday, October 18 2017
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
Wednesday, October 25 2017
Perry Shafran 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.
Wednesday, November 29 2017
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).