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Wednesday, May 25 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Rambling House: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanaugh (banjo), and Marc Glickman (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, May 28 2016 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras.
Featuring: George Marshall - (bodhran, concertina), Ron Grosslein - (fiddle, mandolin),Tim Van Egmond - (hammered dulcimer,)Timm Triplett - (piano)
David Cantieni - (flute, whistles, bombard)
With calling by George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving.
The dance will be held at the Church of the Reedemer - 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
The dance starts at 7:30 PM.

Purchase your tickets on-line or at the door.
Bring a snack to share at break.
If you have any questions contact Sara Glik at
satdance@bfms.org
 
Monday, May 30 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 01 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Jacqui Ann Grennan calls to Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Liz Donaldson (guitar).
 
Monday, June 06 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, June 08 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Dugan Murphy calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, June 11 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sue Gola calls to Callithump:
Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8:00. Bring a snack & bring a friend.

 
Monday, June 13 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 15 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Thursday, June 16 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Friday, June 17 2016 
31st Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2016
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person.
 
Monday, June 20 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 22 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldsion (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Sunday, June 26 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Monday, June 27 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 29 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Wednesday, July 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Saturday, July 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders:
Jonah Sidman: fiddle, Corey Walters: Flute & Mandolin,Ross Harriss:Sax & Guitar,Michael Friedman: Piano & foot percussion,Doug Schaefer: Percusssion
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm and the dance begins at 8:00.
Bring a snack to share at break & bring a friend.


Check out their music
Jonah, Ross, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEyTKvC0m_Q
Jonah, Corey, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOocSzIoJvQ

 
Sunday, July 10 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Wednesday, July 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to the Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Ross Harris (sax, guitar), and Michael Friedman (piano, feet). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, July 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Thursday, July 21 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, July 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, July 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, August 03 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax) and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Wednesday, August 10 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Unbowed: Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, August 13 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance

Caroline Barnes, calls to Ricochet:
Featuring Rya Martin (piano), Walter Hojka (fiddle) and Brian Hamshar (clarinet).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Sunday, August 14 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Thursday, August 18 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, August 28 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, August 31 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
 
Saturday, September 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to Black Oranges:
Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Manny Arciniega.
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.

 
Sunday, September 11 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Wednesday, September 14 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor & Janine Smith call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Thursday, September 15 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, September 21 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls.
 
Sunday, September 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, September 28 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Rhapsody: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, October 08 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Some Assembly


 
Sunday, October 09 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Thursday, October 20 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, October 23 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, November 12 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Frequent Flyers featuring Laura Light on fiddle, and ANita Anderson (from Seattle) on piano. and one more musician to be announced soon.
 
Sunday, November 13 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Thursday, November 17 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, November 27 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November. Come join us for Tellabration!
 
Wednesday, December 07 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kathy Anderson calls.
 
Saturday, December 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to Contranella

Featuring: Megan Wobus Bellor on fiddle, John Wobus on piano, and Charley Belloron percussion, mandolin, and banjo.
 
Sunday, December 11 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Thursday, December 15 2016 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, December 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December