Seattle English Country Dances

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.
  • Occasionally dances are held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
  • 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

  • Dec 6 - Tea Dance - Caller- Karen Shaw. Music by Dawn Corl and others.
  • Dec 11 - Caller - Rosemary Lach. Music by Guinevere Saenger, Melissa Coffey, and Betsy Alexander.
  • Dec 20 - Tea Dance - Caller- Laura Me Smith. Music by Laurie Andres and Olga Hauptmann.

Special Events

  • Pre-Ball English country dance on Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30pm-8:00pm introductory session; 8:00pm-11:00pm dance
Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
Callers: Russell Owen and Charlene Kern; Musicians: Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell
Admission: $10
*Seattle English Country Ball, Saturday, February 27, 2016, 12:30pm-3:00pm workshop, 7:00pm-11:00pm dance
Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
Dancing Master: Scott Higgs; Musicians: Terry Wergeland, Marni Rachmiel, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Dave Bartley
Admission by pre-registration only: $40.
  • Cascadia 2016 will be held on April 29th, 30th and May 1st.
Dance Master/Mistress is Sue Dupre. Additional caller is Nan Evans. Laurie Andres is our Musical Director. Registration will be open sometime after Jan 15, 2016.

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,
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065,
  • Victoria Bestock, 206-329-7289,

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances

For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
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Last modified 11/28/15.