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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Event Dates:

Wednesday, February 10 2016 
Caroline Barnes calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, February 17 2016 
Chuck Abell calls to New Caldeonia - Laura Light (fiddle), Janet Muse (piano), Bert Carlson (guitar), and Loren Oppenheimer (percussion).
Wednesday, February 24 2016 
Ted Hodapp calls to Northern Aire - Patrick O'Laughlin (banjo, concertina), Tim Reese (fiddle), and Bob Wasler (piano, accordion, guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, March 03 2016 
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
Wednesday, March 09 2016 
TBA calls to Gnutones - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Young (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 16 2016 
TBA calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar).
Wednesday, March 23 2016 
No dance. Hall not available during week of Easter.
Wednesday, March 30 2016 
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).