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.

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

New Hours For Friday Dances


Starting in January 2020, the Friday dances will start with a newcomers session at 7:00 pm. The dance will run from 7:30 until 10:00 pm.

Seattle Community Dance Events


  • January 4, 2020 - Washington Regency Society's annual Twelfth Night Ball, Tacoma, WA.
  • February 22, 2020 - Seattle English Country Ball
  • May 1-3, 2020 - Cascadia, with Dancing Master Gene Murrow, and special callers Rosemary Lach and Karen Shaw.

2019 Regular Schedule

  • NOTE- Tea dances are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in December. Friday evening dances are on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.

  • December 13, 2019 - Swedish Club- Caller Laura Mé Smith. Music by Julie King, Olga Hauptman, and Dennis Calvin.
  • December 22, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller- Mary Stevens Zarich. Music by Betsy Cooper, Dawn Corl, and Olga Hauptman.
  • December 27, 2019 - LAST DANCE OF THE YEAR! Swedish Club - Caller- Charlene Kern. Music by Julie King, Betsy Cooper and Olga Hauptman.

  • January 5, 2020 - Tea Dance - Caller- Alan Winston. Music by Brad Reynolds, Sande Gillette, and Koren Woke.
  • January 10, 2020 - Swedish Club - Caller- Nan Evans Music by Fred Nussbaum and friends.
  • January 19, 2020 - Tea Dance - Caller- TBA - Music by Amy Englesburg and Betsy Cooper.

  • Please note that all dances may not be listed as of yet. As they are organized, they will be posted.

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.
Last modified 12/13/19.
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