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

2018 Regular Schedule


  • July 22, 2018 -Tea Dance - Caller- Laure Me Smith. Music by Terry Wergeland and Olga Hauptman.
  • July 27, 2018 - Swedish Club - Callers - Mary Stevens Zarich and Peter Zarich. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.
  • August 10, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laura Mé Smith. Music by Terry Wergeland, Joe Grote, Mary Varnum, Stewart Hougen, and Becky Passarella.
  • August 24, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Nan Evans. Music by Fred Nussbaum and friends.
  • August 31, 2018 - Labor Day Weekend- NO DANCE - Have fun!
  • September 14, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Trevor Monson; (from the U.K.) Music by Karen Iglitzin , Roger Nelson and friends.
  • September 16, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller- Karen Shaw - Music TBA
  • September 28, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.
  • October 12, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Russell Owen. Music by Julian Adamaitis, Betsy Cooper, and Marianne Tatom.

  • 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.
Webmaster: Matt Fisher (webmaster@seattledance.org)
Last modified 07/18/18.
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