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 7:30 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

2018 Regular Schedule


  • October 28, 2918 - Tea Dance - Callers- Mary and Peter Zarich. Portland Ball dances will be danced. Music by Terry Wergeland, Joe Grote, Mary Varnum, Stewart Hougen, Becky Passarella, and Dennis Calvin.
  • November 9, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Jean Causey. Music by Dawn Corl, Ruthie Dornfeld and Melissa Coffey.
  • November 18, 2018. Tea Dance - Caller - Victoria Bestock. Music by Terry Wergeland and Sande Gillette.
  • November 23, 2018 -   Our annual after Thanksgiving potluck and dance, starting at 6:00 pm. Music by Laurie Andres and friends. Multiple callers.
  • November 30, 2108 - FIFTH Friday dance- Swedish Club. Caller - Nan Evans. Music by Terry Wergeland, Fred Nussbaum, and Kimberly McKittrick.
  • December 9, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller- Laura Mé Smith - Music by Terry Wergeland and Marianne Tatom.
  • December 14, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Erik Weberg from Portland. Music by Brad Reynolds, Sande Gillette and Betsy Cooper.
  • December 23, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller - Gordie Schwartzman. Music TBA
  • December 28, 2018 - Caller Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Addres and friends.



  • Please note that all dances may not be listed as of yet. As they are organized, they will be posted.

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 11/09/18.
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