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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.

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 is accepting donations through the BFMS PayPal account for musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus cancellations . We will accept donations for specific dates, and the amounts of the donations will be given to musicians and callers who had been scheduled on those dates. BFMS is accepting these donations for transfer to the musicians, and they are not to be considered to be donations to BFMS.
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Wednesday, April 08 2020 
This event has been cancelled.
You can donate to the musicians and caller on the BFMS website. http://www.bfms.org/donateToPerformers.php
Please note that this is not a donation to BFMS. All funds will be given to the performers.
This band had been scheduled to perform: Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, English concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Janina OBrien (piano, accordion).
 
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
This event has been cancelled.
You can donate to the musicians and caller on the BFMS website. http://www.bfms.org/donateToPerformers.php
Please note that this is not a donation to BFMS. All funds will be given to the performers.
These performers had been scheduled: The Too Hot Mamas (Susan Taylor and Janine Smith) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
Wednesday, April 22 2020 
This event has been cancelled.
You can donate to the musicians and caller on the BFMS website. http://www.bfms.org/donateToPerformers.php
Please note that this is not a donation to BFMS. All funds will be given to the performers.
This band had been scheduled: Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Wednesday, April 29 2020 
This event has been cancelled.

 
Wednesday, May 06 2020 
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils
 
Wednesday, May 13 2020 
Megan Wilson calls to Red Toad Road
 
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
TBA calls to TBA
 
Wednesday, July 08 2020 
Janine Smith calls to the Wildmans Band.
 
Wednesday, July 22 2020 
TBA calls to Unbowed.
 
Wednesday, August 26 2020 
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).