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....
Great news for students!! BFMS is now waiving the admission cost to our regular dances for individuals under the age of 21 and students who present at the door with a valid student ID. Looking forward to dancing with you!!
With the end of the public health emergency, we are not currently requiring vaccinations or masks for our events. By participating you are agreeing to be mindful of the safety precautions that limit the spread of disease and to treat others with consideration and respect. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well and let us know if we should let attendees know about potential illness spread at our events..
We will still be requesting payment via the BFMS Website
We look forward to singing and dancing together! We once again welcome snack contributions for our dances and your help cleaning them up :-)
Help spread the word, distribute our new dance flier. *Click Here*
Thursday, December 07 2023
2024 BFMS MidWinter Ball
Save the date!
Saturday January 27, 2024 6:30-10
Triple Helix with Anna Rain callingChurch of the Redeemer
Saturday, January 27 2024
2024 BFMS MidWinter Ball
Music by Triple Helix with Anna Rain calling
Saturday January 27, 2024
6:15 - Social/Gathering
6:45 - Grand March
7-10 - Contra and Couples Dancing
Church of the Redeemer: 5603 North Charles St Baltimore
Traditional American Dances
Wednesday, December 06 2023
Steve Gester calls to music by Charlie Pilzer (piano) and Zachary Mills (fiddle). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
Saturday, December 09 2023
7-9:30 PM (1 hour earlier)
Greg Frock calling to:
Back Step Cindy ~ Joe Langley - guitar and vocals, Fred Cherney - banjo, Shirley Echols - bass fiddle, Sandy Hofferth - fiddle
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
Traditional English Dances
Monday, December 11 2023
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Dec. 11 Sharon McKinley celebrates the 30th anniversary of her heart valve! Sharon will call dances to music by Tina Chancy (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano) and Marty Taylor (concertina and winds).
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break. On-line payments only. https://Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
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.
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.
Other BFMS Events and Activities
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving.
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM)
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM)
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.
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
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 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