. . . where friends meet to dance and new friends are made. We are friendly people who laugh together, play together, and dance together almost every week.

  • No partner needed
  • We switch partners for every dance
  • Live music with some of the best musicians in Seattle
  • Each dance is taught with at least one walk-through, having the music played to understand the pace of the dance, and called.
  • Dance patterns are prompted throughout by the caller.

Friday Dances are generally the 2nd, 4th, & 5th Fridays, plus occasional other events.

  • Regular Friday dances are held at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), unless otherwise noted in the schedule below.
  • Newcomers session from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Dance from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
  • General admission $10.00, SCC members $8, students $5.
  • For the enjoyment of all, please refrain from wearing scented products.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances, generally 1st and 3rd Sundays each month.

  • Tea Dances are held at University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE - Room 209, unless noted otherwise below
  • Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm. Admission $10.00

Special Events

  • May 3-5, 2019 - CASCADIA - An English Country Dance Weekend. Cascadia 2019

Other Community Events

2019 Regular Schedule

  • March 17, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller - Charlene Kern. Music by Betsy Cooper, Julie King, and Olga Hauptman.
  • March 22, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller - Karen Shaw. Music by Laurie Andres, Sande Gillette, and Olga Hauptman.
  • March 29, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laura Mé Smith. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Charles Coldwell.
  • March 31, 2019 - Tea Dance - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music TBA. PLEASE NOTE: This SPECIAL dance is a prelude for the VICTORIA Ball and isn't for newcomers; therefore there will be no newcomer's workshop.
  • April 12, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller- Russell Owen. Music by the Peregrine Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Terry Wergeland.
  • April 26, 2019 - Swedish Club- Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.

  • Please note that all dances may not be listed as of yet. As they are organized, they will be posted.

Information on English Country Dancing

For information about English Country Dancing in Seattle, please contact:
  • Karen Shaw, 206-784-2028, dancerfolk@gmail.com
  • Mary Zarich, (425) 771-2973, ladymary@stevens.net
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065, jeancausey@gmail.com

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances

For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
Webmaster: Matt Fisher (webmaster@seattledance.org)
Last modified 03/21/19.