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 generally 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


Fri Feb 24 - Mercer Island Congregational Church - special dance ($10) 8:00-11:00 beginner session 7:30-8:00 - Callers - Rosemary Lach and Nan Evans. Music by Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, Fred Nussbaum and Dennis Calvin.
Sat Feb 25 - Mercer Island Congregational Church - Ball workshop 12:30-3:00, couple dances, 7:00-7:30, Ball program 7:30-11:00 ($40 advance registration) - Caller Brooke Friendly. Music by Roguery: Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden.
Sun Feb 26 - North Seattle - brunch 10:30am
  • CASCADIA WEEKEND - May 5-7, 2017

2016-2017 Regular Schedule


  • Jan 8 - Tea Dance - Caller - Victoria Bestock. Music by Anita Anderson and Chris Jacoby.
  • Jan 13 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laura Me Smith. Music by Julie King, Sande Gillette, and Betsy Cooper.
  • Jan 22 - Tea Dance - Callers - Peter Zarich & Mary Stevens-Zarich; Music - Terry Wergeland & CaraBeth Wilson
  • Jan 27 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.

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 01/12/17.
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