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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! 

2017 SPRING CLASSES:

Our Seattle Wed Stand-Alone Workshops continue through June 2017

Our new Monday Class Series on Mercer Island begins Apr 17th, 2017

  

MERCER ISLAND CLASSES                      Meet New People! Learn Fun New Skills!  

  MONDAY 5-WEEK SERIES:  "Waltz & Swing!"  (Mar 6-Mar 27, 2017) - BEGINNING LEVEL  *special discount pricing available*

  • 7:00-8:00pm: "Intro to Cross-Step Waltz" - learn to effortlessly twirl & glide across the dance floor with the ever-popular waltz!
  • 8:15-9:15pm: "Swing Your Socks Off!" - learn some fabulous East Coast Swing variations to spice up your dancing!

MONDAY 5-WEEK SERIES:  "Foxtrot & WCS!"  (April 17-May 15, 2017) - BEGINNING LEVEL  *special discount pricing available*

  • 7:00-8:00pm: "Fabulous Foxtrot" - learn one of the most popular dance of the big band era!  Easy to do, and so versatile! 
  • 8:15-9:15pm: "Intro to West Coast Swing" - One of the smoothest, sexiest, and funnest dance forms int he swing world today!
CLICK HERE for DETAILS

    SEATTLE STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS


    FORMAT:  Each session is a 2 Hour stand-alone workshop, followed by (or intermingled with) 1/2 hour of guided practice.  Class topics will vary week to week as per the schedule below.   Pre-register or just drop in!  CLICK HERE for full descriptions.  

    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, Mar 1st:  Balboa for Swing Dancers! - Fun! 
    • Wed, Mar 8th:  Waltz New With You? - Fabulous!
    • Wed, Mar 15th:  Fun with Salsa Blues! - The Best! 
    • Wed, Mar 22nd:  Fabulous WCS Fusion - 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 us for our 2nd Annual:

    Mexico Dance Retreat!

    APRIL 1-8th, 2017

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico

    CLICK HERE for Details.  Spaces are running out so sign up soon

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    Join Ari' s Workshops in Mansfield, Massachusetts:

    Fri-Sun, April 21-23rd, 2017, at the

     "New England Folk Festival” (NEFFA)

    CLICK HERE for Details. .

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    Join Ari in Olympia, Washington:

    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

     "Olympia Roll Up The Rug" Dance Workshops & Big Band Dance Classic! 

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

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    Join Ari in ANCHORAGE, ALASKA:

    Fri-Sun, May 12-14th, 2017

     "Anchorage Rolls Up The Rug" Dance Workshop Weekend with Ari Levitt 

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

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    Join Ari at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island, WA:

    Fri-Sun, May 19-21st, 2017, for the first ever:

     "Heart Sound Fusion Festival" 

    The Newest, Biggest, Baddest Fusion Weekend in the NW!  

    CLICK HERE for Details.

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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...

     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!

    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 NIGHT" DANCE (& Late Night Fusion & Blues) 

    Every 2nd & 4th Friday @ 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+ 

    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

    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

    Please join us

    Fri-Mon, June 9-12, 2017 

     For a very special dance weekend in Seattle, Washington 

    It's Our First Ever: WALTZ-FEST NorthWest!

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

    Details coming soon

    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!

    "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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    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!