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BFMS Events and Schedules


Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.


Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out.


Special Events

Saturday, July 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Cajun/Zydeco dance featuring the music of Nutalusa. This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary celebrations. Nutalusa is Baltimore/DC based dance band that plays a dynamic and heart- warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun & Zydeco dance music. They promise to get your dance bones going with sweet melodies and raw beats that you can dance two step, waltz, Cajun or zydeco style.

The band is composed of 6 members that playa variety of instruments, including accordion, fiddle ,electric, acoustic guitar, drums, electric base, standup base, ukulele, triangle, and rub board.
Picnic & Jam Outside 4:30 ~ Dance lessons 7:00 to 8:00, Steve Gester and Sharon Lampron ~ Dance 8:00-11:00.
More info - www.bfms.org/zydeco.php


 
Saturday, August 08 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Band: Cardinal Direction Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: Dave Eisenstadter -
 
Friday, October 09 2015 
BFMS40
Oct 9-11, 2015
2015 marks the 40th Anniversary year for BFMS. A committee is planning a wonderful celebration for all on the second weekend in October.
 

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances   Details...
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
Rich Goss calls to Tempest - Larry Unger (bass), Tim Ball (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar), and Eric Metzgar (drums).
 
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
 
Family Dance   Details...
Saturday, October 10 2015 
Band and Caller TBA
 
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
Saturday, July 11 2015 
Cajun/Zydeco dance featuring the music of Nutalusa. This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary celebrations. Nutalusa is Baltimore/DC based dance band that plays a dynamic and heart- warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun & Zydeco dance music. They promise to get your dance bones going with sweet melodies and raw beats that you can dance two step, waltz, Cajun or zydeco style.

The band is composed of 6 members that playa variety of instruments, including accordion, fiddle ,electric, acoustic guitar, drums, electric base, standup base, ukulele, triangle, and rub board.
Picnic & Jam Outside 4:30 ~ Dance lessons 7:00 to 8:00, Steve Gester and Sharon Lampron ~ Dance 8:00-11:00.
More info - www.bfms.org/zydeco.php


 
Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.
 

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
Monday, July 06 2015 
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Gentle English Country Dance Series   Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Playford Ball   Details...
In October. See the Playford Ball page for details.
 
New Dancer Workshops and Classes   Details...
First Monday of the month
 

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Fourth at Four StoryFolk   Details...
Sunday, July 26 2015 
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Tellabration!   Details...
A night of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or about the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION! brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.
 
Friendly Coffeehouse   Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Second Fridays each month at 8 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
 
J. Patrick's All-Stars    Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend   Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
 
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at bfms.org


To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org