English Country Dances


Dances are held at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. When the SCC is not available, dances may be held at St. Andrews Church (STA). Please check this page shortly before each dance to learn of any changes in location.

Dances are generally the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays, plus occasional other events.

  • Newcomers session from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
  • General admission $8, SCC members $6, students $5.
  • 1st & 5th Fridays, Local/visiting callers & musicians.
  • 3rd Fridays, Laurie Andres and friends.
  • For the enjoyment of all, please refrain from wearing scented products.

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, dancerfolk@gmail.com
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065, jeancausey@gmail.com
  • Victoria Bestock, 206-329-7289, dancervictoria@gmail.com

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances


For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.

Special Events



  • ECD Dance and Workshop with British caller and choroegrapher Colin Hume, Seattle, WA, Sept. 19-20, 2014 - Workshop will be held at the Swedish Club from 1-3:30 pm.


2014 Regular Friday Schedule


  • August 29th- NO DANCE - Labor Day Weekend
  • Sept 5th - Local caller Russell Owen. Music by Julie King, Kimberly McKittrick, and Marianne Tatom.
  • September 19 - International caller Colin Hume. Musicians Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell.
  • September 20 - SPECIAL AFTERNOON WORKSHOP with Colin Hume. 1-3:30 pm
  • October 10th - West Coast caller Nan Evans. Music by Fred Nussbaum and friends.

Webmaster: Matt Fisher (webmaster@seattledance.org)
Last modified 08/29/14.
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