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Seattle Area Dances, Classes, Callers, etc.
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Old-Time Square Dances
(These are non-fedaration, non-competative, casual square dances.)


Tractor Tavern Square Dances with The Tallboys
- 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, doors open 7:30PM, dancing starts at 8PM. No experience needed, all dances taught on the spot! Different caller every dance! 5213 Ballard Ave NW, 21+, $7
Info: or email

Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society House Dances
- Square dance house parties!

SSSS Info: Email or

Seattle Family Dance
Family-friendly dancing aimed at kids under 10 and their grown-ups
1st Sundays, Oct-Apr (no dance in Dec) 3-5 p.m. Rotating band/caller.
Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle (red brick building)
Info: or email

Gypsy Cafe Square Dances @ the Stone Way Cafe
Organized by Rabbit Stew Stringband.
All ages venue with cafe service, beer, and wine!
$5/person, 18 and under always free
3510 Stone Way N.
Last Saturday of the month, dancing from 7-9:30pm
Info: Email alex(dot)macleod(at)gmail(dot)com

Honky Tonk Dances
(Casual Couple Dancing, Two-steps, Waltzes, etc.)


Conor Byrne Pub Country Dancing’ & Drinkin’ Night
- Every Tuesday, dance lesson at 7:30PM with Outlaw Swing, band starts at 9PM.
Contra Dances

Lake City Contra Dances
- Every Thursday 8-11PM. Rotating band/caller. Lake City Community Center 12531 - 28th Ave NE. $8, students & seniors $5, kids & first-time contradancers free. Info: 206-525-0932

Emerald City Contra Dances
- Every Friday 7:30-10PM. Rotating band/caller. Phinney Neighborhood Center 6532 Phinney N. $7, $6 for SFS and PNA members, $4 for students, under 16 free. Info: 206-440-9839 or

Open Band/Open Caller Dance
- Second Sunday of the month Potluck 5PM, Dance 6-8:30PM. Rotating band leader/host caller. Mostly contras, but squares are welcome! Gift of Grace Lutheran - 2102 N 40th, Seattle (Wallingford Neighborhood). Info: 206-784-5788

More contra dance listings available at
Clogging, Buckdancing, Flatfooting, etc.

Old Style Appalachian Buckdance/Flatfoot Classes
with Charmaine Slaven of The Tallboys
- Classes by appt.
Info: 206-335-4274

Old Style Irish Sean-nos with Alicia Guinn
Info: or email

Eclectic Cloggers Group Clogging
- Occasional Classes through the UW Experimental College, check their website for details

Emerald City Cloggers Group Clogging
- Classes every Tuesday at the Seattle Center, check their website for details

Dance Callers

Alicia Guinn, Irish Ceili & Set Dances -

Charmaine Slaven, Square Dances -

Sherry Nevins, Square & Contra Dances -

Suzanne Girardot, Square & Contra Dances -

Tony Mates, Square & Contra Dances -

Amy Carroll, Squares & Family Dances -

Karlyn Beer, Contra Dances -

Callers can also be found in:

Lucas Hicks, Square Dances -

Port Townsend Rita Mandoli, Square Dances -

Portland Square Dance Callers
See a complete listing at