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

Seattle Ball

The Seattle English Country Ball weekend will be February 23-25, 2018; dance events held at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island. Registration is open. The weekend schedule is as follows:
  • Friday, Feb 23, 8:00pm: Pre-Ball dance; everyone welcome, newcomers' session 7:30pm $15
  • Saturday, Feb 24, Workshop 12:30pm, waltzing 7:00pm, program 7:30pm. Pre-registration required.
  • Sunday, Feb 25, 10:30am onward, Brunch at a N. Seattle home
Full details, including leaders and musicians at seattleball.org

2017 Regular Schedule


  • Nov 10, 2017 - Swedish Club - SPECIAL DANCE AND MEMORIAL FOR ANDY CUTLER. Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich, and Elsie Spinning. Music by : Julian Adamaitis, Kimberly McKittrick, and Marianne Tatom.   This dance is being contributed by the estate of Andy Cutler. All participants shall attend FREE of charge.
  • Nov 19, 2017 - Tea Dance - Caller- Victoria Bestock. Music by Terry Wergeland, CaraBeth Wilson, and Charles Coldwell.
  • 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.
  • Dec 3, 2017 - Tea Dance - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music TBA.
  • Dec 8, 2017 - Swedish Club - Caller- Russell Owen. Music by Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, and Betsy Cooper.
  • Dec 17, 2017 - Tea Dance - Caller - Laura Mé Smith. Music TBA.
  • Dec 22, 2017 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres, Olga Hauptman, and Charles Coldwell.


Information on English Country Dancing


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
  • Mary Zarich, (425) 771-2973, ladymary@stevens.net
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.
Webmaster: Matt Fisher (webmaster@seattledance.org)
Last modified 11/10/17.
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