English Country Dances

Dances are held at the Swedish Cultural Center (SCC), unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. When the SCC is not available, dances may be held at St. Andrews Church (STA). Please check this page shortly before each dance to learn of any changes in location.

Dances are generally the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Fridays, plus occasional other events.

  • Newcomers session from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Dance from 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
  • General admission $8, SCC members $6, students $5.
  • 1st & 5th Fridays, Local/visiting callers & musicians.
  • 3rd Fridays, Laurie Andres and friends.
  • For the enjoyment of all, please refrain from wearing scented products.

Information on English Country Dancing

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.
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
  • Victoria Bestock, 206-329-7289, dancervictoria@gmail.com

Programs of Previous Seattle Dances

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

Special Events

  • Sept. 19-20, 2014: ECD Dance and Workshop with British caller and choroegrapher Colin Hume, Seattle, WA. Workshop will be held at the Swedish Club from 1-3:30 pm.

  • May 1-3, 2015: Cascadia - An English Country Dance Weekend. With Dancing Master Brad Foster, and special caller Rosemary Lach. New location, more parking, details coming soon.

2014 Regular Schedule

  • September 19 - International caller from England Colin Hume. Music by Laurie Andres, Betsy Alexander, and Charles Coldwell.
  • September 20 - SPECIAL AFTERNOON WORKSHOP with Colin Hume. 1-3:30 pm. Music by Laurie Andres, Sande Gillette, and Charles Coldwell. There is no pre-registration for either of Colin's dances. All are welcome to attend!
  • October 10th - West Coast caller Nan Evans. Music by Fred Nussbaum, Julie King, and Susan Burke.
  • Oct 19 (Sun) - Callers Peter Zarich and Mary Stevens Zarich. Time TBA. Musicians TBA. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036.
  • Oct 24 - Seattle caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and others.
  • Nov 14 - Seattle caller - Victoria Bestock. Music by Julian Adamaitis, Charles Coldwell and Marianne Tatom.
  • Nov. 28th - AFTER THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER AND DANCE - Seattle caller- Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.
  • Dec 12 - Seattle caller - Karen Shaw. Music by Joe Bowbeer, Charles Coldwell and either Terry Wergeland or Laurie Andres. Time will tell.
  • Dec 26 - BOXING DAY DANCE - Caller - Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres and friends.

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Last modified 09/16/14.