Baltimore Folk Music Society


Wednesday Night Contra & Square Dances

The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 PM 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 every Wednesday at 7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Contra dance FAQs.

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For more information call the BFMS hotline at 888-646-BFMS or email amdance at

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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Wednesday, November 14 2018 
Melissa Chatham calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Janina O`Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, saxophone, concertina). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
Wednesday, November 21 2018 
Susan Taylor calls to The Baltimore Open Band!
Wednesday, November 28 2018 
Hilton Baxter calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute, alto sax), Donna Boylan (piano), and Adam Lee (guitar).
Wednesday, December 05 2018 
Mike Lentz calls to the Polka Pants Trio - Charlie Pilzer (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle) and Rebecca Weiss (fiddle).
Wednesday, December 12 2018 
Anna Rain calls to Eloise and Co - Becky Tracy (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar), and Rachel Bell (accordion).
Wednesday, December 19 2018 
Kim Forry calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), and Jason Miller (fiddle).
Wednesday, December 26 2018 
TBA calls to Band Pending
Wednesday, January 02 2019 
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Wednesday, January 09 2019 
TBA calls to Triple Helix - Colleen Reed flute, saxophone), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), and Keith Gillis (guitar)
Wednesday, January 23 2019 
TBA calls to TBA
Wednesday, February 06 2019 
TBA calls to Tea and Honey -Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano).
Wednesday, March 13 2019 
TBA Calls to Unbowed
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 15 2019 
TBA calls to Kingfisher - Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano).(Pending)
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
TBA calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar)
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), and Michael Proctor (bass).
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (Fiddle), Corey Walters (Flute, Mandolin), Michael Friedman (Piano), Ness Smith-Savedoff (Percussion), and Ross Harriss (Sax/Guitar).
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).