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, September 25 2019 
Steve Gester calls to Taylor among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
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 OBrien (piano, accordion, whistle)
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Bob Isaacs calls to Some Assembly - Mary Corletta Flora (flute, sax and pennywhistle), Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin and banjo), Adam Lee (guitar), Iain Sturrock (vocals, cajon and guitar), and Donna Moore Boylan (keyboard and accordion).
Wednesday, October 16 2019 
Caroline Barnes calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano).
Wednesday, October 23 2019 
Anne Lutun calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin).
This is a FREE dance as part of Freefall Baltimore
Wednesday, October 30 2019 
TBA ​calls to The Jumping Sharks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
Wednesday, November 06 2019 
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, pennywhistle), and John Devine (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).

Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Kalia Kliban calls to Red Toad Road - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Jim Besser (concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano).
Wednesday, January 15 2020 
TBA calls to Countercurrent - Brian Lindsay (fiddle) and Alex Sturbaum (guitar).
Wednesday, January 22 2020 
TBA calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretzky(guitar, mandolin).
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