. . . 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.

2022 Schedule

CANCELLED: January 14, 2022

Hoping to reschedule on February 11, 2022 with the same callers and musicians.

Place: Swedish Club
Callers: Mary Stevens Zarich and Peter Zarich
Musicians: Dawn Corl, Becky Passarella, Sande Gillette, 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 01/07/22.