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

  • Oct 9 - THIS DANCE WILL BE HELD AT ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH - Caller - Charlene Kern. Music by Sande Gillette, Anita Anderson and Dave Bartley.
  • Oct 18th - Tea Dance - Multiple callers. Music by Terry Wergeland and Carabeth Wilson.
  • Oct 23 - Caller - Karen Shaw - Music by Julie King, Joe Bowbeer, and Marianne Tatom.
  • Oct 30 - Costumed Halloween Dance. Caller - Jean Causey. Music by Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell.
  • Nov 1 PORTLAND BALL WALK THROUGH at the Cedar Valley Grange. Callers- Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Julie King and Marianne Tatom.
  • Nov 13 - Caller - Russell Owen. Music by Terry Wergeland, Kimberly Mc Kittrick, and Charles Coldwell.
  • Nov 22 - Tea Dance - Caller- Peggy Roe. Music by Victoria Bestock and others.
  • Nov 27th - AFTER THANKSGIVING potluck dinner and dance. DINNER AT 6:00 pm. Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and others.
  • Dec 6 - Tea Dance - Caller- Karen Shaw. Music by Dawn Cori and others.
  • Dec 11 - Caller - Rosemary Lach. Music by Guinevere Saenger, Melissa Coffey, and another.
  • Dec 20 - Tea Dance - Caller- Laura Me Smith. Music by Laurie Andres and Olga Hauptmann.

Special Events

  • 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.
Webmaster: Matt Fisher (
Last modified 10/08/15.