. . . 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 a walk-through, hearing the music to understand the pace of the dance.
  • 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

Special Events

Cascadia - Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

May 4 - 6, 2018, at the Seattle Latvian Center, 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Details at Cascadia 2018.
  • A full weekend of workshops and dances, to celebrate the best of English Country Dancing
  • Two nationally recognized callers: David Millstone and Bruce Hamilton
  • Extraordinary musicians, organized by Musical Director Laurie Andres

2018 Regular Schedule

  • April 8, 2018 - Tea Dance - Callers- Mary and Peter Zarich - Vancouver Ball program. Music TBA
  • April 13, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Victoria Bestock. Music by Julie King, CaraBeth Williams, and Charles Coldwell.
  • April 22, 2018 - Tea Dance - Caller - Russell Owen. Music by Julie King, Sande Gillette, and Betsy Cooper.
  • April 27, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller Laurie Andres. Music by Laurie Andres Ruthie Dornfeld.
  • May 4, 2018 - LATVIAN CENTER - OPEN DANCE FOR ALL - $12.00 for non registrants of CASCADIA; included for CASCADIA registrants. Caller- Bruce Hamilton. Music by Julie King, Dave Bartley, Betsy Alexander, Betsy Cooper, and Fred Nussbaum.
  • May 4-6, 2018 - LATVIAN CENTER - CASCADIA - Callers- David Millstone and Bruce Hamilton. Music by many!
  • May 11, 2018 - Swedish Club - Caller - Laura Mé Smith. Music by Kimberly McKittrick, Anita Anderson, and Marni Rachmiel.

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.
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Last modified 04/06/18.