The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and
Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday at Lovely Lane United
Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Admission is $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students
with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members.
All dances are taught and walked through beforehand.
Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian,
and Celtic styles. Nationally-known musicians and callers appear
regularly. These dances are sponsored in part by a grant from the
Maryland State Arts Council.
New Dancers' workshops: Free workshops introducing basic contra dance figures
take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at
7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Contra
January 28 2015 Kim Forry calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar). New dancer's orientation at 7:30 pm.
February 04 2015 Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
February 11 2015 Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
February 18 2015 Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
February 25 2015 Donna Hunt calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
March 04 2015 Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
March 11 2015 Maia McCormick calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
March 18 2015 Eric Black calls to TBA.
March 25 2015 Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg call to New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
April 01 2015 Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
April 08 2015 TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
April 15 2015 Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
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January 28 2015 Square/Contra Dance Kim Forry calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar). New dancer's orientation at 7:30 pm.
January 31 2015 Midwinter Ball 2015 Save the Date!
Dancing to Giant Robot Dance from 7:30 - 11:30 with Dana Parkinson calling
Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3800 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
February 04 2015 Square/Contra Dance Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
February 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) Waltz Practicum Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 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.
February 09 2015 English Country Dance Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardall (winds), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
February 11 2015 Square/Contra Dance Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
February 14 2015 Valentine Extravaganza Don't miss our 5th Annual Chocolate Valentine Extravaganza from 2 pm to 11 pm with a dance workshop, couples dancing, advanced dance, potluck, evening dance AND the Chocolate Extravaganza Dessert contest during the break in the evening dance.
Band: Larry Unger (guitar) & Audrey Knuth (fiddle)
Caller: Rachel McCandliss