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.

See our Contra dance FAQs for general information on Contra Dances

Please see our Behavior Policy

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, July 24 2019 
Shane Knudsen calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
Wednesday, July 31 2019 
Ann Fallon calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Penelope Weinberger calls to Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar). (Pending)
Wednesday, August 14 2019 
TBA calls to Jakob Raitzyk and friends.
Wednesday, August 21 2019 
TBA calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Johann Miller (bass).
Wednesday, August 28 2019 
TBA calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle) and Dave Crandall (flute, sax).
Wednesday, October 02 2019 
Tavi Merrill calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O’Brien (piano, accordion, whistle)
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Bob Isaacs calls to TBA.
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).

Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Kalia Kliban calls to TBA
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
TBA calls to Dan Levenson and the Cat Mountain Rounders