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.
  • We are a fragrance free dance community

All dancers must show proof of vaccination, including a booster, and dancers will be masked at all times. We suggest you bring your own water bottle, but we do share snacks at the breaks. Please feel free to bring a goodie to share.


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 - $20.00, 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
  • Dance: 3:30 -5:45 pm. Newcomers session 3:00- 3:30 pm.
  • Suggested donation $10 - $20.
  • You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side.

SPECIAL DANCE EVENTS


Seattle English Country Ball

Save the Date! February 25, 2023
Master Caller- Brad Foster
Musicians- The Tricky Brits
https:www.seattleball.org

Occasional Fundamentals Workshops (see schedule below)

These workshops will allow you some extra time to get more familiar with the basics you need to enjoy ECD events in Seattle and elsewhere. We'll dance a few less complex dances, spend time on core figures (patterns), and answer some of those questions you've been puzzling over. Suitable for newer dancers but all are welcome!

Occasional Challenging Dances (see schedule below)

A mixture of brain teasers, dances that reward a little polishing, and some old favorites too difficult for social programs. If you're comfortable with double figures of eight and all kinds of heys, and can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs, this might be for you.

As of now, all dances are for fully vaccinated dancers, including at least one booster, and all will be masked.

2023 Schedule

Sunday, February 12, 2023 Challenging Dances for Experienced Dancers

Location- University Heights Center
Caller: Cavalcade of Callers
Musicians: Laurie Andres and Ruthie Dornfeld
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm    Advanced Class, no newcomer session
Admission $10 - $20.

You will need the use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side


Friday, February 17, 2023

Location: Swedish Club
Callers: Charlene Kern
Musicians: Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, Kimberly McKittrick, and Fred Nussbaum
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

Sunday, February 19, 2023    Seattle Ball Walkthrough, NO newcomer session

Location- University Heights Center
Callers: Mary and Peter Zarich
Musicians: Terry Wergeland and Olga Hauptman
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm
Admission $10 - $20.

You will need to use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side


Friday, February 24, 2023

Location: Congregational Church on Mercer Island
Callers: Rachel Pusey & Dilip Sequeira
Musicians: Terry Wergeland, Charles Coldwell, and Ruthie Dornfeld
Doors open at 7:00pm
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Donation - $15.00.

Sunday, March 5, 2023    

Location- University Heights Center
Caller: TBA
Musicians: Brad Reynolds, Sande Gillette, and Marianne Tatom
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm Newcomers session 3:15- 3:30 pm.
Admission $10 - $20.

You will need to use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side


Friday, March 10, 2023

Location: Swedish Club
Callers: Rachel Pusey and Dilip Sequeira
Musicians: Laurie Andres, Olga Hauptman and Charles Coldwell
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00

Sunday, March 12, 3:15-4:45pm

English Country Dance Fundamentals Workshop
University Heights, 5031 University Way NE, Room 209
Led by Rachel Pusey with Anita Anderson and recorded music
Suggested donation $10

You will need to use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Location- University Heights Center
Caller: Charlene Kern
Musicians: Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley, and Ruthie Dornfeld
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm Newcomers session 3:15- 3:30 pm.
Admission $10 - $20.

You will need to use the code of 6160 to enter the building on the west side


Friday, March 24, 2023

Location: Swedish Club
Caller: Russell Owen
Musicians: Dawn Corl, Olga Hauptman, Sande Gillette, Stewart Hougen, and Becky Passarella
Doors open at 7:00pm for social time and a newcomers workshop.
Dance: 7:30-10:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation - $10-20.00. Students under 26 years- $5.00



Information on English Country Dancing

For information about English Country Dancing in Seattle, please contact:
  • Karen Shaw, 206-784-2028, dancerfolk@gmail.com
  • Mary Stevens Zarich, 425-771-2973, ladymary@stevens.net

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances


For programs of previous Seattle dances, click Seattle ECD Programs.

Last modified 02/07/23.
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