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.
  • We are a fragrance free dance community

All dancers must show proof of vaccination and dancers will be masked at all times. We will not be sharing food at this time. We suggest you bring your own water bottle.


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.
  • Suggested donation $10.00 - $15.00, 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
  • Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
  • Admission $10.00 or more as you see fit.
  • You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building.


2022 Schedule

As of now, all dances are for fully vaccinated dancers, including at least one booster, and all will be masked.

May 29, 2022


FOLKLIFE English dance
Location: Alki Court
Time: 5:15 -6:00pm
Caller- Laura Mé Smith
Musicians- The Tricky Brits
FREE!!! This dance will follow the Covid guidelines of the NW Folklife Organization


Sunday, June 5, 2022


Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Caller: Vistoria Bestock
Musicians: John Parejko and Karen Woke
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Suggested donation: $10.00 or more.

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building.


Friday, June 17, 2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Orly Krasner
Musicians: Laurie Andres, Terry Wergeland, and Ruthie Dornfeld
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

Sunday, June 19, 2022


Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Caller: Orly Krasner
Musicians: John Parejko and Karen Woke
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Suggested donation: $10.00 or more

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building.


July 3, 2022


Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Caller- Karen Shaw
Musicians: Terry Wergeland, Susan Burke, and Marianne Tatom
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Suggested donation: $10.00 or more

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building.

July 8, 2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller:TBD
Musicians: TBD
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

July 17, 2022


Location: University Heights- 5031 University Way NE - Room 209
Callers - Rachel Pusey and Dilip Sequeira
Musicians: Betsy Cooper, Olga Hauptman, and another
Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
Suggested donation: $10.00 or more

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building.


August 12,2022


Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Russel Owen
Musicians: TBD
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

As of now, all dances are for fully vaccinated, including boosters, and dancers and all will be masked.

Information on English Country Dancing

For information about English Country Dancing in Seattle, please contact:
  • Karen Shaw, 206-784-2028, dancerfolk@gmail.com
  • Mary Stevens Zarich, 425-771-2973, ladymary@stevens.net

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances


For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
Last modified 05/25/22.
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