Seattle English Country Dances

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.
  • Occasionally dances are held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
  • 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

2017 Regular Schedule

  • Oct 22, 2017 - Tea Dance - Caller- Charlene Kern. Music by Anita Anderson and Marni Rachmiel.
  • Oct 27, 2017 - Swedish Club - Caller - Karen Shaw. Music TBA. Halloween Dance - Costumes encouraged. Many Prizes to be awarded.
  • Oct 29, 2017 - Tea Dance - Portland Ball Dances - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Terry Wergeland and Betsy Cooper.
  • Nov 10, 2017 - Swedish Club - SPECIAL DANCE AND MEMORIAL FOR ANDY CUTLER. Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich, and Elsie Spinning. Musicians Kimberly McKittrick and others. More information later.
  • Nov 24, 2017 Swedish Club - POTLUCK DINNER AFTER THANKSGIVING DANCE - Caller from Victoria, BC - Rosemary Lach. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Dennis Calvin.

Information on English Country Dancing

For information about English Country Dancing in Seattle, please contact:
  • Karen Shaw, 206-784-2028,
  • Jean Causey, 206-525-6065,
  • Mary Zarich, (425) 771-2973,
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.

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances

For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.
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Last modified 10/17/17.