Seattle English Country Dance

Seattle Ball

Each year, the Seattle English Country Dance community sponsors a fancy dress Ball. At this event, many dancers from places near and far dress well, dance beautifully, and try to gain some of the feeling of a time when everyone was polite, there was no Internet and no cellphones, and all still managed to have a great deal of fun.

Event Details

Registration is now open for the 2017 Seattle English Country Ball, taking place on Saturday, February 25.

Dancing Master:  Brooke Friendly (

Musicians:  Roguery (Anita Anderson, Dave Bartley (,  Shira Kammen (, and Jim Oakden)

The weekend:

​Friday, February 24:  Join us for the pre-ball dance from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm, preceded by an introductory session from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Cost is $10 at the door. Nan Evans and Rosemary Lach ​will call.  We will announce the musicians later.

​Saturday, February 25:  The pre-ball workshop will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

The Seattle Ball will be from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Registration for the ball and workshop is $40.  Refreshments will be provided.

​Venue:  All dancing will be at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA. 

Sunday, February 26: ​ The Ball brunch will be held at a private home in North Seattle.


Online registration is available to dancers who have attended the ball in the last nine years and have not changed their postal address or e-mail address.  The link is below.  Our database will send you to PayPal for payment or you may choose to mail a check to the registrar.

You may also register by mail or in person.  The form is available below.

The next Ball scheduled is the 2017 English Country Ball. Registration is open, and you can register on-line here or get a form to fill out and send in.

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