Roll Up The Rug & Dance!

We offer fun, detailed, private, semi-private, and group classes that are designed to bring joy to your day, clarity to your step, understanding to your movement, connection to your partnering, and to greatly increase your enjoyment of life & dance!

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Teaching in Seattle, throughout the USA, and internationally. Talk to us about bringing a workshop to your community! 

*NEW* 2019 CLASSES: 

MERCER ISLAND CLASSES                      Meet New People, Learn To Dance With Ease 

MONDAYS, Apr 22 - May 20: (5 weeks) 

7:30-8:30:  "Intro to Country 2-Step!"  In this fun, musical session you will learn the foundations of the very popular "Country 2-Step"!


8:35-9:35pm:  "Learn to Dance the Blues!"  Learn the true art of partner dancing with this very informative "blues-dance" survey course that will teach you how to dance to a variety of blues stylings   
 
CLICK HERE for DETAILS

    SEATTLE CLASSES

    We have great things in store for you!

      One-off 2-Hr Wine & Cheese Workshops (7-9pm)

        May 7th:   "Fun Tango Tricks for Non-Tango Dancers"

        May 14th:  "Cool New WCS Combo’s" - The Best! 

        May 21st:  "Dance Magic 101:  The Art of Hidden Hand 
    Changes & Illusions" - Fabulous!

        May 28th:  "Micro Magic 101: A Marvelous Intro To 
    Micro-dancing" - A Must Do! 

        (Wed) June 12th:  "Fun, Fancy Moves for Small 
    Backroom Spaces- Go big by going small! 

        (Wed) June 19th:  "Lifts, Dips, & Liabilities - lifts 
    without lifting, dips without dropping" - Fun! 

        (Wed) June 26th:  "Cool NEW Blues Combo's!" - Awesome! 

        (Wed) July 3rd:  "Intro to Salsa-Blues Fusion" - So Fun! 

    Introducing our NEW 2-hour Stand-Alone Workshops 
    Wine, Cheese, & Dance-Party Socials! 


    TIMES: 7-9pm lesson;  9pm-late dance party & social
    LOCATION:  All workshops held at Ari's home/studio in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. Must Pre-register to get directions
     
    CLICK HERE for CLASS DETAILS


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    "Role-Reversal" 

    If you are an experienced dancer, and would like to GREATLY improve your lead, follow, & connection skills, you are invited to take any class in "role-reversal" mode!

    SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS 

    (Mark Your Calendars):  


    Join us in beautiful BC:

    Fri-Sun, June 21st-23rd, 2019

     "Harrison Hot Springs 

       Dance & Spa Retreat" 

    Join Ari & company in beautiful British Columbia for our 6th annual dance & workshop retreat in this historic lakeside setting -- with live music & dancing, hot springs, and special guest instructor Sharon Sebo from Kelowna, B.C.   CLICK HERE for details & registration.  Special EARLY BIRD PRICING through April 30th

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    Join us in Seattle:

    Fri-Mun, May 24th-27th, 2019

     "NW Folklife Festival" 

    Join us for an incredible line-up of music, dance, theater, art, and more!  Among the wide array of offerings, please come join me for the following activities I will be teaching or involved with:

    • FRI, May 24th, 7-10pm in the Armory:  The Blues Showcase 
    • SAT, May 25, 4:30-5:30pm in the Armory Theater #4:  "The Art of Balboa, 1-Step, and Rag”
    • MON, May 27th, 3:00-3:50pm in the Armory Theater #4:  “The History of Blues Music & Movement"

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     WORKSHOPS BEYOND SEATTLE

    Join Ari for special WORKSHOPS in Europe, Mexico, Canada, & the USA (California, Colorado,  Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, & more) in 2017 & 2018!

    Listen to a PodCast from the 2016 Singularity University "Exponential Medicine" Conference where Ari describes his involvement in pioneering a new area of "Wellness & Dance"

    Ask Us About:

    Private Lessons!

    A fabulous way to step up your dance, with a world-class instructor & internationally renown master of fun, effortless, and connected dance!

    Check out our latest

     DANCE VIDEOS 

    showing examples of swing, blues, waltz, NC2S, "fusion" waltz, cross-step waltz, NC2S, balboa, and more!

    Give the gift that keeps giving (and giving back!):

      Roll Up The Rug GIFT CERTIFICATES 

    Good for group classes or private lessons (plus the gifter gets a $15 credit toward their own private lesson!*)

    “Ari Levitt – absolutely one of the finest dance teachers and dancers I know. His teaching style is clear and thoughtful, with a generous dash of humor. He is extremely creative and he teaches dancers how to take steps and styling from one dance form to other dances in interesting and fun ways. His blues dancing is sensational.”

    –Kurt Reisser, Denver, CO

    "After all the years of lessons I’ve had, YOUR CLASS taught me how to be more receptive to my partners energy and intention in ways more subtle than I ever imagined. The synch and flow with them is a real high….. and I’m dancing with top leads now. Thanks so much!

    You clearly know that moves alone don’t make a dancer. You show moves in a clear way I can easily absorb, but even more, you teach the secrets of real connection with one’s partner that makes dancing with them feel so extraordinarily good."

    – Julie Minns, Seattle, WA

     "The best 'connections' instructor I have ever met!"

    - Joan, Hawaii

    Join us for our 

    New Seattle Classes

    at every Tues & Wed Night

    -- AND OUR --

    New Eastside Classes

    on Mercer Island at the JCC on Mondays 

    CLICK HERE for the full schedule & class details

    "FABULOUS FRIDAY" DANCE (& Late Night Lyrical Fusion) 

    Every 2nd & 4th Friday Om Culture  CLICK HERE for details

    FREE Dance Lesson:  8:00-8:30p

    Mixed Variety Dance:  8:30-10:30pm

    Late Night Lyrical Set:  10:30-12:30 (optional)

    May 10-12, 2019 

     Join us for a very special dance weekend in Seattle, Washington 

    WALTZ-FEST NorthWest!

    Celebrating all things Waltz in the NW, with Fabulous Workshops and Nightly Dances! 

    CLICK HERE for Details 

    Join us for:

    "Harrison Hot Springs Dance & Spa Retreat"
     June 21-23, 2019

    We're back for another amazing weekend of dancing & hot springs in 2019!  

    CLICK HERE for full details and registration

    Join us in Aug, 2019 for our third annual:

    "Heart Sound Fusion Festival" 

    This year we are moving to Fort  Flagler for a fabulous weekend of fusion!  

    CLICK HERE for Details about our 2018 event.  2019 details are coming soon...

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place MARCH, 2020

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

    CLICK HERE for Details & Registration from our 2019 trip.  2020 details pending...


    Join us for 

      MONTHLY STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS

    in a variety of topics, with fabulous instruction and fun, innovative moves!

    CLICK HERE for to check the schedule & details

    Join us for our upcoming COLORADO & WEST COAST PREMIER workshops in:  

    “Inter-Species" Blues

    in Glenwood Springs, CO & Victoria, BC

    CLICK HERE for description & details from previous workshops

    Pick up Ari's latest books.  CLICK HERE to read more...

    "We're making the world a better place, one step at a time!"

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    Roll Up The Rug Classes & Events  

    High energy and fun social dance classes and dance events!
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    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere in great dance venues! 
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    World-class instruction with solid lead/follow styling and technique!
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     Some of the most beautiful dance music you'll ever hear!
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    Perfect for singles, couples, families or groups!
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    All ages welcome -- no partner necessary!

     Swing, Blues, Balboa, Lindy, WCS, Night Club 2-Step, Hustle, Waltz (Rotary, Cross-Step, Fusion, Viennese), Foxtrot, Salsa, Merengue, Cha cha, Rhumba, One-Step, Styling, Connection, Lifts & Drops, and more!