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.

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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

Saturday, January 13 2018 
Caroline Barnes calls to Raise The Roof with Mat Clark - fiddle, Bob Pasquarello - bass Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer & Kathy Talvitie - guitar

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at or email Sara at satdance at
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
Saturday, February 10 2018 
This month there won't be a 2nd Saturday dance at St Marks on the Hill. We are having our Mid Winter Ball tonight at the Church of the Redeemer.
there will be a special afternoon dance as well as an evening dance. More details to come soon.
Saturday, March 10 2018 
Bob Isaacs calls to The Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn)
Saturday, April 14 2018 

Kim Forrey calls to Rhythmajigs: Jack Maus on (Piano) Patti Reum (flutes and whistle); Michael Giordano (fiddle and mandolin).

Saturday, June 09 2018 
TBA calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
Saturday, September 08 2018 
Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calling to Cloud Ten which is Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Donal Sheets on cello, guitar, mandolin, Arthur Davis on piano, accordion, banjo, and Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
Saturday, October 13 2018 
TBA calls to Terpsichore.