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 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month 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 bfms.org.
Wednesday, May 03 2017
Donna Hunt calls to Waverly Station: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Wednesday, May 10 2017
Melissa Chatham calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
Wednesday, May 17 2017
April Blum calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).
Wednesday, May 24 2017
Ridge Kennedy calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
Wednesday, May 31 2017
Dave Colestock calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
Wednesday, June 07 2017
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band
Wednesday, June 21 2017
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
Wednesday, June 28 2017
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
Wednesday, July 12 2017
Woody Lane calls to Loose Shoes: Rex Blazer (fiddle), Steve Kimble (percussion),and George Paul (keyboard).
Wednesday, July 19 2017
TBA calls to Unbowed
Wednesday, July 26 2017
TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
Wednesday, November 08 2017
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).