WELCOME TO ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING IN SEATTLE

. . . 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 a walk-through, hearing the music to understand the pace of the dance.
  • 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


Seattle Ball


The Seattle English Country Ball weekend will be February 23-25, 2018; dance events held at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island. The weekend schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Feb 23, 8:00pm: Pre-Ball dance; everyone welcome, newcomers' session 7:30pm $15. Caller: David Macemon. Music by Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, and Julie King
  • Saturday, Feb 24, Workshop 12:30pm, waltzing 7:00pm, program 7:30pm. Pre-registration required. Dancing Master: Gene Murrow. Music by Terry Wergeland, Dennis Calvin, Fred Nussbaum, and CaraBeth Wilson.
  • Sunday, Feb 25, 10:30am onward; brunch at a N. Seattle home.

The ball is full. To join the waiting list, or find full details, including leaders, musicians, and dances, click on seattleball.org

Cascadia - Twentieth Anniversary Celebration


May 4 - 6, 2018, at the Seattle Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Details at Cascadia 2018.

  • A full weekend of workshops and dances, to celebrate the best of English Country Dancing
  • Two nationally recognized callers: David Millstone and Bruce Hamilton
  • Extraordinary musicians, organized by Musical Director Laurie Andres


2018 Regular Schedule


  • Jan 21, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller- Charlene Kern. Music by Terry Wergeland and Olga Hauptman.
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - TBA. Music by Laurie Andres and Ruthie Dornfeld.
  • Feb 9, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller- Charlene Kern. Music by Joe Bowbeer and Dave Bartley.
  • Feb 23-24 - Seattle English Country Ball, described above.
  • March 4, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller and music TBA
  • March 9, 2018 - Swedish Club - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Dawn Corl, Sande Gillette, and Melissa Coffey.
  • March 18, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller- Rosemary Lach. Music TBA
  • March 23, 2018 - Caller - Laurie Andres - Music by Laurie Andres and friends
  • March 30, 2018 - Caller- Nan Evans - Music by Terry Wergeland, Eileen Kalfass, Marni Rachmiel, and Fred Nussbaum.


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 01/18/18.
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