Baltimore Folk Music Society


You are cordially invited to the Baltimore Folk Music Society

Midwinter Ball

February 1, 2020

Caller - Gaye Fifer

renowned for smooth teaching and a great repertoire of dances

Music by The Ripples

Mixing contemporary and traditional music is their specialty,
producing driving beats along with enchanting melodies.
Christopher Wood - guitar
Gabrielle Lanza - cajon, shaker, vocals
Kristin Planeaux - piano, flute, vocals
Andrew Taylor - fiddle

Theme for This Year’s Ball

Come dressed for a fairy tale evening as
we commemorate BFMS's sapphire anniversary, our 45th year!

  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Mind Blowing, Gender Free Contras - Join Gaye and The Ripples for some gender-free challenging contra dances! Role terms will be Larks (dancer on the Left) and Robins (dancer on the right). Try out a gender-free dance by dancing both roles and dancing with everyone!
  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM - Dinner on your own.
  • 7:00 PM - Reception - pot luck desserts and snacks to share, show off your finery and costumes while gathering with friends old and new.
  • 7:45 PM - Grand March - led by the Dance Ranger, Stan Fowler
  • 8:00 to 11:30 PM - Contra and Couples Dancing - traditional role terms of Gents and Ladies will be used.
Church of the Redeemer
5603 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21210

Questions? E-mail midwinter at

Ticket Prices

Member pricing is for BFMS Members Only.

Mind Blowing Tickets
BFMS Members$20$25
MidWinter Ball Tickets
BFMS Members$30$40
COMBO DISCOUNT - Join us for the entire Evening
Mind Blowing / Ball
BFMS Members$40$45
Refund Policy: If cancelled for inclement weather, a full refund is provided. If the event is held but you must cancel your attendance, you may claim your unused ticket for a tax-deductible donation to the Baltimore Folk Music Society.


By Mail:
Please download our 2020 MidWinter Ball flier for more information and to register by mail.


Online registration for the 2020 MidWinter Ball is now closed.
Tickets will be available at the door (See the pricing table).
Please contact midwinter @ with any questions.

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