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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!

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


Our next Mon, Tues, Wed Class Series begins Nov 1st, 2nd, & 7th

MERCER ISLAND JCC CLASSES - Meet New People! Learn New Skills!" 

   MONDAY 6-WEEK SERIES:  "Fun with Swing & Blues"  (Nov 7-Dec 12, 2016) - BEGINNING LEVEL  *special discount pricing available*

  • 7:00-8:00pm:   "Blues Foundations" - the ideal starter class for ALL of your dancing!
  • 7:30-8:30pm:  "Swing Dance 101" - the perfect intro to swing dancing!

    SEATTLE CLASSES - "Fun New Steps & Fancy Combinations" 

       TUESDAY 4-WEEK SERIES:  "Open the Door to Dance"  (Nov 1-22, 2016) - BEGINNING LEVEL

    • 6:30-7:30pm:   "Foxtrot, Footloose & Fancy Free" - twinkles & fun traveling combo's!
    • 7:30-8:30pm:  "Night Club 2-Step Foundations" - perennial favorite!
    • 8:30-9:30pm:   "Beginning WCS" - a great way to build your foundations! 

       WEDNESDAY 4-WEEK SERIES:  "Celebrating Innovation!"  (Nov 2-23, 2016) - INT/ADV LEVEL

      • 6:30-7:30pm:   "Advanced Cross-Step Waltz Sensations" - Go wild! 
      • 7:30-8:30pm:  "Night Club 2-Step Innovations- crazy fun! 

      • 8:30-9:30pm:   "Int/Adv WCS Variations" - The Best! 

      "Role-Reversal Special" 

      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 at an additional discount.  CLICK HERE for DETAILS

      "Beginner's Special" 

      Sign up for any of our Mon or Tues Beginner-level classes, and get a $5 discount coupon for entrance to one of our November 2nd or 4th Friday Om Culture Dances!    CLICK HERE for DETAILS


      Join special guest:

      Flouer Evelyn

      for a fabulous day of 

      "Blues Workshops"

      Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 

      Learn the fabulous art of 'ballroom' blues, as well as steps, styling, connection, & musicality.  

      CLICK HERE for Details


      Join us for a very special:

      Harrison Hot Springs - Dance & Spa Retreat!

      Feb 18-20, 2017 is our fabulous "Workshop & Dance" Weekend, at Harrison Hot Springs in B.C..  Not to be missed!

      CLICK HERE for Details


      Join Ari in GLENWOOD SPRINGS,  COLORADO for a full dance & workshop weekend:

      Sept 29-Oct 2, 2016

      NC2S, Waltz & Blues   "Dance Extravaganza" Weekend 

      in Glenwood Springs, CO

      CLICK HERE for Details


      Join Ari in EUGENE OREGON for a wonderful dance & workshop weekend:

      Nov 11-14, 2016

         "Danceable Feast" 

      in Eugene OR

      CLICK HERE for Details


      Join Ari in ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO for a wonderful WALTZ dance & workshop weekend:

      Nov 25-27, 2016

         "Albuquerque Rolls Up The Rug" Thanksgiving Weekend 

      in Albuquerque, NM

      CLICK HERE for Details


      Join us for our 2nd Annual:

      Mexico Dance Retreat!

      APRIL 1-8, 2017

      in beautiful Chacala, Mexico

      CLICK HERE for Details on last years event.  2017 details will be coming out soon


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

      Check out our latest


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

      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!

      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 Oct 28th at Om Culture for
      A Rollicking Night of Rhythm & Boo’s!
      CLICK HERE for details

      Join us for our NEW Tues & Wed

      Classes at China Harbor 

      Starting Nov 1st & 2nd, 2016

      Classes on Mercer Island 

      Starting Nov 7th, 2016

      CLICK HERE for details

      Join us for our next  

      "FABULOUS FRIDAY NIGHT" DANCE (& Late Night Fusion & Blues) 

      Every 2nd & 4th Friday at Om Culture  (Click here for details)

      Dance Lesson:  8:00-8:30pm

          Variety Dance:        8:30-10:30pm 

      Late Night Dance: 10:30-12:00am+ 

      Feb 18-20, 2017 (Presidents Day Weekend)

      Join us for a very special Dance & Workshop Weekend 

      Harrison Hot Spring DANCE & SPA RETREAT

      CLICK HERE for Details

      Join us for a fun & fabulous:

      Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

      APRIL 1-8, 2017

      in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

      CLICK HERE for Details about the 2016 trip.  2017 Registration will be open in Jan, 2017

      Join us for our upcoming WEST COAST PREMIER workshop:  

      "Inter-Species Blues"

      June 20th 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!

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

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      High energy and fun social dance classes and dance events!
      Friendly and welcoming atmosphere in great dance venues! 
      World-class instruction with solid lead/follow styling and technique!
       Some of the most beautiful dance music you'll ever hear!
      Perfect for singles, couples, families or groups!
      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!