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

Special Events


NW Festival May 24 - 27th. Check the schedule for all the English events.


2019 Regular Schedule


  • May 19, 2019- NO TEA DANCE THIS DAY. NO VENUE IS AVAILABLE.
  • May 24, 2019 - FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL No ECD at Swedish.
  • May 31, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller - Charlene Kern. Music by Julie King, Dennis Calvin, and Charles Coldwell.
  • June 9, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller- Russell Owen. Music by Corey Walters, Nora Smith and Christopher Jacoby.
  • June 14, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller and music TBA
  • June 23, 2019 - Tea Dance - Caller - Nan Evans. Music by Dawn Corl, Charles Coldwell and Fred Nussbaum.
  • June 28, 2019 - Swedish Club - Caller Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and others.

  • 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 05/15/19.
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