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. 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.

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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This event is a

CDSS Passport to Joy

Event Dates:

Wednesday, December 02 2015 
Caroline Barnes calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, December 09 2015 
Clinton Ross calls to Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, December 16 2015 
Greg Frock calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
Wednesday, December 23 2015 
Donna Hunt calls to Wombat Crossing: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, December 30 2015 
Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), and Keith Gillis (guitar).