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We have canceled the dances for all of July and August.

King County is in phase 2 of Washington's phased approach to reopening. The dance meets the conditions of a phase 4 activity. While we don't know when phase 4 will happen, it's highly unlikely to be before fall. Given the resurgence of the disease in some parts of the country, we may reopen even later. As before, we look forward to resuming the dances (whenever that occurs).

Keep in mind that the very nature of the dance goes against most of the recommendations of health professionals, such as avoiding large groups of people, close proximity to them for more than 10 minutes, and touching their hands; consequently, it seems likely that the dance could propagate the virus much further. The risk of transmission at the dances continues to convince us to cancel the upcoming schedule.

We will continue to review the information from and the recommendations of health officials prior to resuming the dances. We will provide ongoing updates about our schedule.

Emerald City Contra Dance

with the Seattle Folklore Society present

Contra dancing every Friday (once we resume our regular schedule) at the

Phinney Neighborhood Center

6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle (98103)

in the "Community Hall" (the brick building near the lower parking lot)

Dance from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, beginner's workshop at 7:00

Admission prices:
$9 general admission
$8 SFS members
$8 PNA members
$8 seniors
$5 for full-time students
Free for people under the age of 16.
Cash or check only. (One of these days, we might accept credit & debit cards - but not yet).

First time contra dancers get a coupon for free admission to their next dance.
Coupon redemption limited to first five coupons on any single night.

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Please help the PNA achieve their sustainability goals. Consider carpooling, walking, biking, or riding the bus to the dance. If you drive, please park in the PNA parking lots.

All dances taught. No partner necessary.
Light, comfortable clothing recommended.

Our hall has strict capacity limits. We occasionally need to limit entry due to high attendance.

Bands and callers, the 2020 booking form is now up.
Information for bands and callers.
Information for dancers.
See past caller set lists.

For information not already posted here: 206-440-9839 or

Enough of the suggestions, disclaimers, and notifications. Here is what you really want to know...

Schedule of bands and callers:

No surprises here.
  • July 3 - Cancelled
  • July 10 - Cancelled
  • July 17 - Cancelled
  • July 24 - Cancelled
  • July 31 - Cancelled
  • August 7 - Cancelled
  • August 14 - Cancelled
  • August 21 - Cancelled
  • August 28 - Cancelled

Stay healthy

For lots of information about the corona virus, check Public Health - Seattle & King County.
Last modified 06/28/20.