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 7:30 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

  • Tea Dances are held at the Cedar Valley Grange, Lynnwood (map info), from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm.
  • Newcomers session from 3:30pm to 4:00pm.
  • Admission $8, students $5.

2016 Regular Schedule

  • Oct 28 - Swedish Club - SPECIAL COSTUME HALLOWEEN DANCE. Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell.
  • Oct 30 - Tea Dance -This dance will be a walk through for the Portland Ball dances. All are invited to come and dance! Caller - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Julie King and Susan Burke.
  • Nov 11 - Swedish Club - Caller - Nan Evans. Music by Fred Nussbaum, Julie King, and Kimberly McKittrick .
  • Nov 20 - Tea Dance - Caller - Peggy Roe. Caller - Terry Wergeland and Marianne Tatom
  • Nov 25th - SWEDISH CLUB - SPECIAL AFTER THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER AND DANCE. Callers - All callers are invited to call a dance or two. Mary and Peter Zarich will program the evening. Music by Terry Wergeland and others.
  • Dec 4 - Tea Dance - Caller - Laura Me Smith. Music by Julie King and Betsy Cooper
  • Dec 9 - Swedish Club - Caller Karen Shaw - Music by Amy Englesberg, Sande Gillette, and Melissa Coffey.
  • Dec 18 - Tea Dance - Caller- Gordie Schwartzman. Music by Marcy Kubbs and Olga Hauptman
  • Dec 23 - 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,
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065,
  • Mary Zarich, (425) 771-2973,
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.

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances

For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
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Last modified 10/17/16.