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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. Contra dance FAQs.

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

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

Facebook Group
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Wednesday, August 23 2017 
April Blum calls to the Boneshakers- Joe DeZarn (fiddle) Paul Hammerton (guitar), Gina Faber (mandolin), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Wednesday, August 30 2017 
Emily Abel calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Henry Koretsky (guitar) and Bruce Campbell (bass).
This event is FREE for BFMS members! Not a member? Join at the gate and dance for free!
 
Wednesday, September 06 2017 
Steve Gester calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
 
Wednesday, September 13 2017 

TBA calls to the 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, September 20 2017 
New Caller Night! A variety of promising new callers will call to Taylor among the Devils- Steve Hickman (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina).
 
Wednesday, September 27 2017 
TBA calls to The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Wednesday, October 04 2017 
TBA calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin, and banjo).
 
Wednesday, October 11 2017 
Sue Gola calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, October 18 2017 
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
Perry Shafran 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, November 08 2017 
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Wednesday, November 15 2017 
Brian Hamshar calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, November 22 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, November 29 2017 
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).