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 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

Seattle Community Dance Events


  • February 22, 2020 - Seattle English Country Ball
  • May 1-3, 2020 - Cascadia, with Dancing Master Gene Murrow, and special callers Rosemary Lach and Karen Shaw.

2019 Regular Schedule


  • November 17, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller - Victoria Bestock. Music by Terry Wergeland and Marianne Tatom.
  • November 22, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and Ruthie Dornfeld.
  • November 29, 2019 - Swedish Club - After Thanksgiving Potluck and Dance. Please join us about 6:00 pm for a shared dinner and social time. We'll start to dance whenever we finish eating and socializing. No beginner's session. Caller- Karen Shaw. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Marni Rachmiel.

  • December 13, 2019 - Swedish Club- Caller Laura Mé Smith. Music by Julie King, Olga Hauptman, and Dennis Calvin.

  • 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.
Last modified 11/13/19.
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