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, March 11-Apr 15: (5 weeks) 

7:30-8:30pm:  "Intro to Shadow Waltz"  Learn one of the funnest cross-step waltz styles -- the Shadow Waltz!

8:35-9:35pm:  "A Fun Swing Sampler" - The perfect intro to THREE popular swing dances  -- Lindy, ECS, & Shag!   


    We have great things in store for you!

      TUESDAYS, Mar 5 - April 2 (4 weeks)

    6:30-7:30pm:  "Fabulous WALTZ Combos" - Really cool moves to spice up your Waltz!  Learn Hollywood & Ballroom stylings, hitting breaks, breaking rhythms, and more!  (Int/Adv)

    7:35-8:35pm:   Fun NC2S Innovations Great moves for the dance floor; The best!!  (Int/Adv) 

    8:40-9:40pm:  "Int/Adv FOXTROT & Intro to LAMINU" Transport yourself back to the wonderful big band era of the 1930's-1940's by learning two wonderful dances of that period  

      WEDNESDAYS, Mar 6 - April 3 (4 weeks

    6:30-7:30pm: "BALBOA I: Intro to Bal" - Balboa is how you dance effortlessly to faster swing & jazz music;  a must for any swing dance to learn, and FUN! 
    7:35-8:35pm:  "BALBOA II: Bal-Swing" - Expand your Balboa repertoire with Bal-Swing; Tons of variations!

    8:40-9:40pm:  "The Art of SWING Blending" - Learn fabulous improvising and musicality skills using a variety of swing dance rhythms & styles! 


    NEW All-Access Pass!

      Take 3, 4, 5, or all 6 of our Tues & Wed China Harbor classes for one low price! (Save $60-$180 per month)


    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!


    (Mark Your Calendars):  

    Join us in ChacalaMexico :

    March 17-24, 2019

     "Mexico Dance Week" 

    Join us for an amazing week of dancing, fun, play, and relaxation in the beautiful seaside town of Chacala, Mexico (just north of Puerto Vallarta), capped off with our dancing at the Chacala Arts Festival!  Registration is now open (The best rooms go fast, so sign up soon!) Details & Registration at  


    Join us in beautiful British Columbia:

    June 21-23, 2019

     Harrison Hot Springs 

    Dance & Spa Retreat 

    Mark your calendars. Details & Registration are coming soon!  


    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


    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 China Harbor 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)

    Join us for:

    "Waltz Week in Vienna"
     Feb 17-23, 2019

    with Ari, Christine, & Company

    CLICK HERE for details and registration

    We're back for another amazing season of dancing in Europe in 2019!  Join the Roll Up The Rug email list to keep informed!

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place MARCH 17-24, 2019

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

    CLICK HERE for Details & Registration

    Join us for 


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

    CLICK HERE for to check the schedule & details

    Coming May, 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! 

    Details coming soon...

    Join us in May, 2019 for our second annual:

    "Heart Sound Fusion Festival" 

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

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

    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

    "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!