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

2018 Regular Schedule


  • May 20, 2018 - Tea Dance - DIFFERENT LOCATION- This dance will be held at St Andrews Episcopal Church. 111 NE 80th St. Callers- Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Laurie Andres and Marianne Tatom. Here are directions.
  • May 25, 2018 - NO DANCE AT SWEDISH TONIGHT. THE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL STARTS.
  • May 26, 2018- Dance at The Roadhouse in Seattle Center - Caller - Rosemary Lach. TIME -1-3:00pm
  • June 8, 2018 - Swedish Club- Caller - Karen Shaw. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Marni Rachmiel.
  • June 22, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.

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 05/18/18.
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