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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! 

2016 WINTER CLASSES:

Our Seattle Tues & Wed Stand-Alone Workshops begin Nov 29th & 30th, 2016

Our new Monday Class Series on Mercer Island begins Jan 9th, 2017

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

   MONDAY 5-WEEK SERIES:  "Fun with Latin Dance!"  (Jan 9-Feb 13, 2017) - BEGINNING LEVEL  *special discount pricing available*

  • 7:00-8:00pm: "Fabulous SALSA!" - the ideal starter class for ALL of your Latin dancing!
  • 7:30-8:30pm: "Learn to dance the 'Merengue' & 'Cha Cha' - the perfect way to build your Latin dance vocabulary!
CLICK HERE for DETAILS

    SEATTLE STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS 

    NEW TUES & WED FORMAT:  Each Tues & Wed class will be a 2 Hour stand-alone workshop, followed by (or intermingled with) 1 hour of guided practice.  Class topics will vary week to week as per the schedule below.  This format will allow us to dive much more deeply into a single subject, as well as to allow you more personalized attention, feedback, and practice time!  Sign up class by class or for a bundle of four. CLICK HERE for full descriptions  

    FOUR TUESDAYS in JANUARY (6:45-9:35pm):  "Diving Deep, Exploring New Territory!" (Non-Novice BEG/INT LEVEL)

    • Jan 3rd, 6:45-9:45pm:  Meet The 3 Foxes! (American, International, & Laminu)
    • Jan 10th, 6:45-9:45pm:  "Playful Winter Blues" (Gliding & Sliding Variations!)
    • Jan 17th, 6:45-9:45pm:   "Country 2-Step" & "Swing" Blending - Awesome!
    • Jan 24th, 6:45-9:45pm:  1-3-5 Workshop: "The Art of Conversational Dance"

    FOUR WEDNESDAYS in JANUARY (6:45-9:35pm):   "Celebrating Innovation!" (INT/ADV LEVEL)

      • Jan 4th, 6:45-9:45pm:  Brilliant "Swing" & "Balboa" Blending - Fabulous Fun!
      • Jan 11th, 6:45-9:45pm:  Innovate with "Cha Cha" & "Hustle" Fusion"
      • Jan 18th, 6:45-9:45pm:   Getting Fancy with Foxtrot (Int/Adv Variations) 
      • Jan 25th, 6:45-9:45pm: "Magic Waltz" (Hidden Hand Changes & Illusion) 
      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 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

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      Join us in SEATTLE:

      Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26th, 2017

       Emily Webb Dance Workshop Weekend

      Great classes in blues, tango, & freestyle fusion, as well as improvisation, connection, & musicality.  Not to be missed!

      CLICK HERE for Details

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      Join Ari in TACOMA WASHINGTON:

      Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017

       "USBDA Dance" Waltz Class with Ari Levitt  

      CLICK HERE for Details

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      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

       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 Tues & Wed

      Stand-Alone Workshops at China Harbor 

      Starting Jan 3 & 4, 2017

      New Classes on Mercer Island 

      Starting Jan 9th, 2017

      CLICK HERE for 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+ 

      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 Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26th for a fabulous:

      Emily Webb Weekend Workshop at China Harbor 

      Great classes in blues, tango, & freestyle fusion, as well as improvisation, connection, & musicality.  Not to be missed!  

      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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      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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      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!