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


2019 Regular Schedule


  • January 20, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller - Russell Owen. Music TBA
  • January 25, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres, Olga Hauptman, and Charles Coldwell.
  • February 3, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller - Victoria Bestock - Music by Charles Coldwell and friends.
  • February 8, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller - Karen Shaw - Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Charles Coldwell. Some Seattle Ball dances will be called.
  • February 17, 2019 - Tea Dance - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music TBA. Walk through for moat of the Seattle Seattle Ball dances.
  • February 22, 2019 - Dance open to all - Mercer Island Congregational Church. Caller - Joanna Reiner. Music by Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg.
  • February 23, 2019 - Seattle Ball. Caller - Joanna Reiner. Music by Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, and Julie King.
  • March 8, 2019 - Caller- TBA. Music by Dave Bartley and Joe Bowbeer.



  • 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 01/16/19.
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