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 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Dance from 7:30 pm to 10:00 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

2019-2020 Regular Schedule

  • January 24, 2020 - Swedish Club - Caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres, Olga Hauptman, and another.
  • January 31, 2020 - Swedish Club - Caller- Mary Stevens Zarich - Music by Olga Hauptman, Betsy Cooper, and Julie King.
  • February 14, 2020 - Swedish Club - Valentine's Day Dance - Caller - Karen Shaw. Music TBA
  • February 21, 2020 - Seattle English Country Ball at the Mercer Island Congregational Church. Caller: Orly Krasner. Musicians: Persons Of Quality (Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden)

  • Please note that all dances may not be listed as of yet. As they are organized, they will be posted.

Notices and Community Dance Events


  • Starting in January 2020 - Friday dances, newcomers session starting at 7:00 pm, dance from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.
  • Admission for Tea Dances will not increase, in spite of a rent increase at University Heights. Dancers are encouraged to donate a bit more, if possible.


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.
Last modified 01/25/20.
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