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.
  • 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.

Sunday dances are cancelled until further notice.


  • 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
  • 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.

2021 Schedule for now!

August 13, 2021


  • No limit on the number of dancers, all of whom must be fully vaccinated and show a Covid card at the door for admittance, unless you have shown your card at a previous dance.

  • Swedish Club
  • Time - Doors open at 7:00 pm. Dance from 7:30-10:00 pm. Brief newcomers session, if needed.
  • Caller - Nan Evans - Port Townsend
  • Musicians - Fred Nussbaum, Dave Bartley, Anita Anderson, and Kimberly McKittrick.
  • Suggested donation- $10-$15.00

August 27, 2021


  • No limit on the number of dancers, all of whom must be fully vaccinated and show a Covid card at the door for admittance, unless you have shown your card at a previous dance.

  • Swedish Club
  • Time - Doors open at 7:00 pm. Dance from 7:30-10:00 pm. Brief newcomers session, if needed.
  • Callers- Mary Stevens Zarich and Peter Zarich
  • Musicians -Laurie Andres, Olga Hauptman, and Terry Wergeland
  • Suggested donation- $10-$15.00

Notices for all dances at this time.


There will be no limit to the number of dancers. We will retain an ongoing list of fully vaccinated dancers. You will need to show your Covid card just once. We will keep a list of those who have shown us they are fully vaccinated. If you have NOT danced yet and plan to attend, please do email Karen so your name will be added to the full list before a dance.
At our dances, you are welcome to be masked to not, as your comfort level dictates. You may also hold hands or not as your comfort level dictates. We will not be sharing unwrapped food at this time. If you wish to bring food to share that is commercially wrapped, that is fine.



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 07/29/21.
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