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! 

2017 SPRING CLASSES: 

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

Monday, JUNE 5: (Stand-Alone "Make-Up" Class for Fall Series)  

7:45-8:40pm:  "Intro to Cross Step Waltz"    Learn to effortlessly twirl and glide across the floor with the ever-popular waltz.  Easy to learn; fun to do -- it's just like flying!  

  • 8:45-9:45pm:   "Swing Your Socks Off!" - We'll quickly review the basics, then learn some fabulous new East Coast Swing variations from Ari's repertoire of fun, playful dance moves.  
CLICK HERE for DETAILS

    SEATTLE STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS


    TUESDAYS (7:00-9:30pm):  Closed Practice for NC2S Demo Group (INT/ADV LEVEL).  Let Ari know if you are interested in joining.  CLICK HERE for details

    WEDNESDAYS (7:00-9:30pm):   "Celebrating Innovation!" (INT/ADV LEVEL)

    • Wed, May 3rd:   Intro to Bachata! The Best! 
    • Wed, May 10th:  Intro to "Freestyle" Swing! Fun! 
    • Wed, May 17th:  New Waltz Creations - Fabulous!
    • Wed, May 24th:  Intro to Micro-Blues! - A Must Do! 
    • Wed, May 31st:  Spring Into Blues - Awesome!
    CLICK HERE for DETAILS


    Join our "NC2S Demo Team" 

    If you are an experienced dancer, and would like to be part of a FUN group of fellow dancers looking to develop their NC2S skills, then join our Tuesday night practice group this month as we start to hone our skills and put together material for Folklife, and other demo opportunities.  Talk to Ari or Mark about your interest.  CLICK HERE for details  :) 


    "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:  

    Join Ari in Seattle, WA:

    Fri-Mon, May 26-29th, 2017, for:

     "NW Folklife Festival!" 

    The largest FREE Folk Festival in the USA, celebrating so many forms of music & dance! 

    Check out Ari's Foxtrot, Swing, and Blues workshops on Fri, Sat, & Sun  

    CLICK HERE for The 2017 NW Folklife CALENDAR

    CLICK HERE for Ari's Classes at Folklife, Fri-Sun

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    Join Ari in Seattle, WA:

    Fri-Mon, June 9-12th, 2017, for our first ever:

     "Waltz Fest NW!" 

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

    Mark you calendars! Save the date!  Details Coming Soon...

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    Join Ari in Boston, MA:

    Fri-Sun, Sun-Fri, Oct 13-20th, 2017

     "Boston Waltz Weekend" & 

    "New England Dance Cruise" 

    Cruise space is limited and rooms are going fast.  Reserve your spot today!  CLICK HERE  for details & reservation info.  

    CLICK HERE to learn about the Boston Waltz Weekend


     WORKSHOPS BEYOND SEATTLE

    Join Ari for special WORKSHOPS in Europe (Vienna, Prague, Munich, Zagreb, Ljubljana), Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Baltimore, Alaska, Hawaii, and more in 2016!


    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 Stand-Alone

    Drop-In Seattle Workshops

    at China Harbor every Wednesday 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:  10:30-12:00am+ 

    Fri-Mon, June 9-12, 2017 

     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! 

    Details coming soon

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place APRIL, 2018

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

    CLICK HERE for Details about the 2017 trip.  2018 Registration will be open in Nov, 2017

    Join us for our upcoming WEST COAST PREMIER workshop:  

    “Inter-Species" Blues

    in Victoria, BC

    CLICK HERE for description & details

    Come to:

    "Waltz Week in Vienna"

     Winter, 2018

    with Ari & Company

    CLICK HERE for details about our 2016 camp

    We'll be back for another amazing winter of dancing in Europe in 2018!  Join the Roll Up The Rug email list to keep informed!

    Join us Fri-Sun, May 19-21, 2017 for our first annual:

    "Heart Sound Fusion Festival" 

    The Newest, Biggest, Baddest Fusion Weekend in the NW, at Fort Casey in the Heart of Puget Sound! 

    CLICK HERE for Details

    "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!