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


  • 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. NOTE: Special Time : 8-11:00 pm and Admission is $10.00 if not a Cascadia registrant.
  • May 8 - Caller- Charlene Kern. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Marni Rachmiel.
  • May 17 - Tea Dance at the Grange. Caller- Karen Shaw. Music by Terry Wergeland and CaraBeth Wilson.
  • May 22 -FOLKLIFE BEGINS - No dance at the Swedish Club. Note the ECD dancing at the Folklife Festival.
  • May 29th FIFTH Friday dance - Caller Laurie Andres with a little assist from Karen. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.
  • June 12 - Caller - Russell Owen. Music Julian Adamaitis and others TBA.
  • June 26 - Caller Victoria Bestock. Music by Dave Bartley and Joe Bowbeer.

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 at the Latvian Center and more parking. Registration is now open!

  • ECD at FOLKLIFE
Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3:00pm
Monday, May 25th from 1:00-2:00pm. Stay tuned for more information soon.

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 04/25/15.
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