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.
  • We are a fragrance free dance community

All dancers must show proof of vaccination and dancers will be masked at all times. We will not be sharing food at this time. We suggest you bring your own water bottle.


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 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Dance from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Suggested donation $10.00 - $15.00, 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
  • Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
  • Admission $10 - $20.
  • You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side.

Workshop for New Dancers


Sunday August 14, 2022 Workshop

University Heights, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209
Time: 3:15-4:45pm
English Country Dance Fundamentals Workshop
Led by Rachel Pusey & Dilip Sequeira to recorded music
Suggested donation $5 - $10
We'll dance a few less complex dances, spend time on core figures (patterns), and answer some of those questions you've been puzzling over.
Directed toward newer dancers but all are welcome!

You will need to use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side

2022 Schedule

As of now, all dances are for fully vaccinated dancers, including at least one booster, and all will be masked.

August 12, 2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Russel Owen
Musicians: Jean Schweitzer, Melet Winston, and Carl Bolstad
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00


August 21, 2022


Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Caller - Heather Webster - from Vancouver
Musicians: Terry Wergeland and Sande Gillette
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Admission $10 - $20

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side.


Sept 16, 2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Ric Goldman– from Portland
Musicians: Betsy Cooper, Sande Gillette, Anita Anderson, and Dave Bartley
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

Sept 18, 2022

Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Caller - Charlene Kern
Musicians: Dawn Corl, Olga Hauptman, Stuart Hougen, Sandy Gillette, and Becky Passerella
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Admission $10 - $20

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side.

Sept 30, 2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Karen Shaw
Musicians: Terry Wergeland, Susan Burke, and Alec Keith
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00



Information on English Country Dancing

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

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances


For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
Last modified 08/08/22.
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