Baltimore Folk Music Society

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Wednesday Night Contra & Square Dances


Due to concerns about COVID-19, all BFMS events have been cancelled through August 31, 2020. The BFMS Board will re-evaluate the situation periodically and decide if further cancellations are necessary.

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 bfms.org.

Directions to Lovely Lane Church

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.
Facebook Group
Check our Facebook group for the latest information.

Wednesday, July 22 2020 
This event has been canceled
TBA
calls to Unbowed.
 
Wednesday, August 26 2020 
This event has been cancelled
Woody Lane
calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, October 14 2020 
TBA calls to Larry Unger and Friends.
 
Wednesday, October 21 2020 
Darlene Underwood calls to Hot Coffee Breakdown -Tom Cunningham (fiddle), Kate Sanders (keyboard), and Luis DeLeon (percussion).