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BFMS Events and Schedules


Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.


Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....


Due to the ongoing pandemic, BFMS is not currently hosting any in-person events. We hope to be able to offer in-person events in the near future! To protect those most at risk of infection from Covid-19, we expect that vaccination and pre-registration will be required when we gather again in-person. Stay tuned for more information - we miss you!.

Please help support our Callers and Musicians

BFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.

https://www.cdss.org/covid19/send-love-to-freelancers

If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.

Special Events

Sunday, October 24 2021 
Waltz at Glen Echo
Sugar Beat plays a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows 3:30 - 6 p.m. Masks and proof of fully vaxed status are required. www.WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org
 
Tuesday, October 26 2021 
BFMS 4th Tuesdays song swap
7:30 PM. See the song swap facebook page for the link!
 
Thursday, November 04 2021 
Contra Dance Party in the Bumper Car
7:30 pm-10:30 pm
Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park
The Gigmeisters play and Janine Smith calls the figures and reminds us how it all still works. Attendance is by pre-registration only. Cash sales and walk-ins are NOT permitted.
This event is offered to attendees who are fully vaccinated, having had their last shot by October 20, 2021. Proof of vaccination is required. Please email a photo or scan of your vaccination card to takehandsfour@gmail.com by 11/3/2021. Admission $15
REGISTER HERE

 
Friday, November 05 2021 
ANTJE DUVEKOT and MARK ERELLI
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES,
 
Saturday, November 06 2021 
The Sherpas
7:30 PM Gaithersburg, MD $18 adv, $20 for non-members at the door | tickets include video viewable Live or later! | Island Pride Oasis | 617 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 | tickets available at www.focusmusic.org Info: Rob Hinkal at rob@focusmusic.org
 
Sunday, November 07 2021 
Waltz at Glen Echo
Waltz Sisters plays a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows 3:30 - 6 p.m. Masks and proof of fully vaxed status are required. www.WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org
 
Tuesday, November 09 2021 
2nd Tuesdays BFMS song swap
7:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday Song Swap on zoom. See our facebook page
 
Saturday, November 13 2021 
Emily Hall, Sam C. Jones and Deccan Traps
7:30 PM, Mount Vernon, VA. $18 adv, $20 for non-members at the door | St. Aidan's Episcopal Church | 8531 Riverside Road, Alexandria, VA 22308 | tickets available at www.focusmusic.org Info: Rob Hinkal at rob@focusmusic.org
 
Sunday, November 21 2021 
Waltz at Glen Echo
Taylor Among the Devils plays a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows 3:30 - 6 p.m. Masks and proof of fully vaxed status are required. www.WaltzTimeDances.org info@WaltzTimeDances.org
 
Tuesday, November 23 2021 
4th Tuesdays BFMS song swap
7:30 pm, 4th Tuesday Song Swap on zoom. See our facebook page
 
Friday, December 03 2021 
JOHN GORKA
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. https://uptownconcerts.com/cellar-stage-timonium/shows-cellar-stage-timonium/
 
Friday, December 10 2021 
BILL STAINES
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
 
Tuesday, December 14 2021 
Doris Justis & Sean McGhee
Showtime 7:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets $30.00 ~ Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Buy tickets here.
 
Thursday, January 27 2022 
TOBY WALKER
Showtime 7:30 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm
Tickets $25.00 ~ Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
 
Sunday, February 27 2022 
CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER
Showtime 7:30 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm, Tickets $25.00 ~ Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
 

Traditional American Dances

New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Song Swap Details...
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Now at two different locations on two different dates:
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter.
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Four Hour Day Lutherie.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at bfms.org

To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org