Seattle English Country Dances

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 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
  • General admission $8, SCC members $6, students $5.
  • For the enjoyment of all, please refrain from wearing scented products.

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dances

  • Tea Dances are held at the Cedar Valley Grange, Lynnwood (map info), from 4:00pm until 6:30pm.
  • Newcomers session from 3:30pm to 4:00pm.
  • Admission $7, students $5.

2016 Regular Schedule


  • May 22 - Caller- Peggy Roe. Music by Ruthie Dornfeld and Marcie Kubbs.   Cedar Valley Grange - Tea Dance THIS ONE DANCE WILL START AT 3:00 PM, rather than 4:00pm.
  • June 5 - Caller and Music TBA - Tea Dance
  • June 13 - Swedish Club Caller - Karen Shaw. Music by The Tricky Brits - Anita Anderson, Sande Gillette, Dave Bartley and Betsy Cooper.
  • June 24 - Swedish Club - Caller - Orly Krasner. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.
  • July 8 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laura Mé Smith. Music TBA
  • July 17 - Caller and Music TBA- Tea Dance


Special Events


  • ENGLISH DANCE AT THE NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
  • Sat, May 28 - 1:00 pm. Nan Evans - Caller - Music by The Rosewind Band
  • Sat, May 28 - 2:00pm -Laura Mé Smith - Caller - Music by the Interstate English Band
  • There will be a dollar for dollar match at theses dances! Donate then and double your money!



Information on English Country Dancing


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.
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
  • Victoria Bestock, 206-329-7289, dancervictoria@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 05/20/16.
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