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 a walk-through, hearing the music to understand the pace of the dance.
  • 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


Friday Dance, February 23 A Dance with a Difference

  • Different Hall: Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
  • Caller: David Macemon, Portland
  • Music: MI-5: Dave Bartley, Claude Ginsburg, and Julie King
  • Cost: $15.00
  • Dancers: from Puget Sound and from all over. Beginners' session 7:30pm, main dancing 8:00pm
  • With out-of-town dancers, this will be a wonderful event for all dancers. Dress any way, from Friday casual to fully festive. Bring-your-own nametag, so we can recall your name.

Seattle Ball - February 24-25

All weekend events held at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island. The weekend schedule is as follows:
  • Saturday, Feb 24, Workshop 12:30pm, waltzing 7:00pm, program 7:30pm. Pre-registration required. Dancing Master: Gene Murrow. Music by Terry Wergeland, Dennis Calvin, Fred Nussbaum, and CaraBeth Wilson.
  • Sunday, Feb 25, 10:30am onward; brunch at a N. Seattle home.
The ball is full. To join the waiting list, or find full details, including leaders, musicians, and dances, visit seattleball.org

Cascadia - Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

May 4 - 6, 2018, at the Seattle Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Details at Cascadia 2018.
  • A full weekend of workshops and dances, to celebrate the best of English Country Dancing
  • Two nationally recognized callers: David Millstone and Bruce Hamilton
  • Extraordinary musicians, organized by Musical Director Laurie Andres


2018 Regular Schedule

  • Feb 18, 2018 - Tea Dance - Callers- Mary and Peter Zarich. Seattle Ball Prep- Music TBA.
  • Feb 23-24 - Seattle English Country Ball, described above.
  • March 9, 2018 - Swedish Club - Callers - Mary and Peter Zarich. Music by Dawn Corl, Sande Gillette, and Melissa Coffey.
  • March 18, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller- Rosemary Lach. Music TBA
  • March 23, 2018 - Caller - Laurie Andres - Music by Laurie Andres and friends
  • March 30, 2018 - Caller- Nan Evans - Music by Terry Wergeland, Eileen Kalfass, Marni Rachmiel, and Fred Nussbaum.

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 02/19/18.
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