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! 


2018 MERCER ISLAND CLASSES                      Meet New People, Learn To Dance With Ease 

MONDAYS, Jan 8-Feb 5: (5 weeks)  

7:00-8:00pm:  "Swing Your Socks Off!"  Learn everything you need to know about East Coast Swing to prepare for the Feb 16th live swing dance at the MI VFW Hall!

8:15-9:15pm:  "Country 2-Step, 101" - Take your dance up a notch by adding Country 2-Step to your repertoire. Country 2-Step is often called 'traveling' swing, and therefore fits perfectly with the 7pm swing class.  Sign up for them both! 


    We have great things in store for you in 2018!

      TUESDAYS, Jan 9-Mar 27 (sign up by the month)

    7:00-9:15pm:   *NEW* WALTZ Demo Group (Int/Adv Level).  Let Ari know if you are interested in joining.  CLICK HERE for details

      WEDNESDAYS, Jan 10-30 (4 weeks

    6:30-7:30pm:  "Intro to NC2S" (All Levels) Fun!

    7:35-8:35pm:  "Fun With Swing & Foxtrot Fusion" (Int/Adv Levels) - The Best!

    8:40-9:40pm:  *NEW* "Ari's Master's Series for Experienced Dancers" (Adv Level) - Awesome!


    Join our 2018 "WALTZ 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 WALTZ skills, then join our Tuesday night practice group this January as we start to hone our skills and put together material for Folklife, and other demo opportunities.  Talk to Ari about your interest.  CLICK HERE for details  :) 


    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 Ari for a Dance Extravaganza:

    Sun-Sun, April 8th-15th, 2018

     "Mexico Dance Adventure" 

    Join Ari for a full week of workshops, dance, fun & play in Chacala, Mexico! (a beautiful resort village north of Puerto Vallarta).  CLICK HERE for details


    Join Ari in Anchorage, AK:

    Thur-Sun, April 20th-23rd, 2018

     "Anchorage Rolls Up The Rug" 

    Join Ari in Anchorage, Alaska, for a fabulous long weekend of workshops & dances!  Details coming soon...   


    Join Ari for a great "land-sea" adventure:

    Fri-Sun, April 27th-May 6th, 2018

     "New Orleans Jazz Festival"

    & "Mexico Dance Cruise" 

    Come experience the magic of a New Orlean's "Jazz Fest" followed by a wonderful Mexico & Caribbean cruise leaving and returning to New Orleans! CLICK HERE for details 


    Join Ari on Whidby Island:

    Fri-Sun, June 1st-3rd, 2018

     "Heart Sound Fusion" 

    Back by popular demand, it's our second annual weekend of Fusion immersion at beautiful Fort Casey on Whidby Island!  Details coming soon...  


    Join Ari in beautiful B.C., Canada:

    Fri-Sun, June 15th-17th, 2018

     "Harrison Hot Springs 

    Spa & Dance Retreat" 

    Join Ari in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs (British Columbia) for our 5th annual dance & workshop retreat in this historic and bucolic setting -- with special guest instructor (and amazing dancer!) Sharon Sebo from Kelowna, B.C.   Details coming soon...   


    Join Ari in Seattle:

    Fri-Mon, June 8th-11th, 2018

     "Waltz Fest NW" 

    Join dancers from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver (B.C.), and from across the country for our 2nd annual "Waltz Fest NW!"-- celebrating our love of the waltz, the waltz community, and the diversity of the NW dance organizers, teachers, and venues that promote and support social waltzing within their dance line up.  Details coming soon...


    Join Ari in Hilo & Kona, HI:

    Oct 27th-Nov 4th, 2018

     "Hawaii Rolls Up The Rug" 

    Join Ari for three days in Hilo & four days in Kona, Hawaii, for a fabulous week of music, dance, and travel-adventure in paradise!  Details coming soon...  


    Join Ari in Vienna, Austria:

    Winter, 2019

     "Waltz Week in Vienna" 

    Join Ari for an amazing week of dance and waltz in the city that started it all! Waltz Week is the ultimate in elegant dance adventures -- a truly incredible travel, play, & workshop experience specifically designed for dancers who not only want to enjoy the elegance, beauty, and grandeur of waltz season in Vienna, but who would also love to do so in the company of a fun group of like-minded fellow travel-adventurers! Details coming in Spring, 2018


    Join Ari for a great "land-sea" adventure:

    March 1st-11th, 2019

     "New Orleans Mardi Gras"

    & "Caribbean Dance Cruise" 

    Come experience three days Mardi Gras in New Orlean's while onboard the majestic Celebrity "Reflection" during a fabulous ten day Caribbean Cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale. Details 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:  8:30-11pm

    Late Night Lyrical Set:  10:30-11:30 (optional)

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place APRIL 8-15, 2018

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

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

    Coming June 8-11, 2018 

     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:

    "Waltz Week in Vienna"

     Coming in Winter, 2019

    with Ari & Company

    CLICK HERE for details about our 2016 camp

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

    Join us in June 1-3, 2018 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 2017 event.  2018 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

    Thursday, Nov 24th (1-4pm) at Om Culture.  Join us for our 5th annual  


    a FREE dance for you and the Seattle Community, DJ'd by Ari & Jodi

    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!
    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!