Seattle English Country Dances

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

  • Friday dances are held at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), unless otherwise noted in the schedule below.
  • Newcomers session from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
  • General admission $8, SCC members $6, students $5.
  • For the enjoyment of all, please refrain from wearing scented products.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances

  • Tea Dances are held at the Cedar Valley Grange, Lynnwood (map info), from 4:00pm until 6:30pm.
  • Newcomers session from 3:30pm to 4:00pm.
  • Admission $7, students $5.

2015 Regular Schedule


  • March 27 - Caller Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Susan Burke.
  • April 10 - Caller- Russell Owen. Musicians - Guinevere Saenger, Kimberly McKittrick, and Betsy Cooper.
  • April 24 - Caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and Ruthie Dornfeld - PLEASE NOTE: Dance to be held at St. Andrew's Church - 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115
  • May 1 - SPECIAL - CASCADIA DANCE at the Latvian Center 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 ; Callers- Rosemary Lach and Brad Foster. Music by Julie King, Karen Iglitzin, Susan Burke, Betsy Cooper and Fred Nussbaum . Admission $10.00 if not a Cascadia registrant.
  • May 8 - Caller- TBD Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Marnie Rachmiel.
  • May 17 - Tea Dance - Caller- Karen Shaw Music by Terry Wergeland and CaraBeth Wilson.

Special Events


  • May 1-3, 2015: Cascadia - An English Country Dance Weekend. With Dancing Master Brad Foster, who just won the Lifetime Achievement Award from CDSS, and special caller Rosemary Lach. New location and more parking. Registration is now open!

Information on English Country Dancing


For a Beginner’s Guide by the Santa Cruz English Country Dancers, click here.
For more about what English Country Dancing is, click here.
For Judi Rivkin's animated English Country Dance Terms, click here.
For information about English Country Dancing in Seattle, please contact:
  • Karen Shaw, 206-784-2028, dancerfolk@gmail.com
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065, jeancausey@gmail.com
  • Victoria Bestock, 206-329-7289, dancervictoria@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 03/27/15.
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