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.
There are NO tea dances scheduled at the present time.

2021 Schedule


Please note that the dance MAY be canceled IF the Covid pandemic or its variants gets worse.
After being in contact with many other dance groups, we think that being vaxxed and masked will prevent illness. However, we understand if you still don't feel safe enough to attend. Hopefully, this pandemic will pass!

December 10, 2021


Place: Swedish Club
Caller: Laura Mé Smith
Musicians: Terry Wergeland, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Betsy Cooper
Time: Door open at 7:00pm. for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dancing for all: 7:30 - 10:00pm.
Admission: Suggested donation : $10.00-$20.00

2022 Schedule


January 14, 2022


Place: Swedish Club
Caller: TBD
Musicians: Dawn Corl, Becky Passarella, Laurel Lisez, and Stewart Hougen
Time: Door open at 7:00pm. for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dancing for all: 7:30 - 10:00pm.
Admission: Suggested donation : $10.00-$20.00


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 11/19/21.
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