Baltimore Folk Music Society


Second Saturday

Square & Contra Dance

The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Square and Contra Dancing on the 2nd Saturday of the month running from 8:00 'till 11:00 pm, with a short break in the middle.
Admission is: $9 BFMS Members & Affiliates, $13 non-members. Under 21 and full-time students with ID: $4 members, $6 non-members.
Beginners, singles, couples, and families are welcome. No Experience necessary; you don't need to bring a partner.

Contra dance FAQs.

Please download our Saturday Dance Flier

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For more information call the BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or email Sara at satdance at
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.

Directions to St. Marks on the Hill Church

Introduction to Contra Dance: 7:30–8 pm

Contra Dance: 8–11 pm

Event Dates:

Saturday, July 09 2016 
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman: fiddle, Corey Walters: Flute & Mandolin,Ross Harriss:Sax & Guitar,Michael Friedman: Piano & foot percussion, Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
Picnic and Jam before the Dance starting at 6:00 PM
Bring something to eat and share if you wish.
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: Jonah, Corey, Michael:
Saturday, August 13 2016 

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.
Saturday, September 10 2016 
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.

Saturday, October 08 2016 
Susan Taylor calls to Some Assembly

Saturday, November 12 2016 
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.
Saturday, December 10 2016 
Bob Isaacs calls to Contranella

Featuring: Megan Wobus Bellor on fiddle, John Wobus on piano, and Charley Belloron percussion, mandolin, and banjo.