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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 Seattle Tues & Wed Stand-Alone Workshops continue through Mar 2017

Our new Monday Class Series on Mercer Island begins Feb 27th, 2017

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

  MONDAY 5-WEEK SERIES:  "Waltz & Swing!"  (Feb 27-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!


    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.  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!  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, Feb 15th:  Getting Fancy with Foxtrot (Int/Adv Variations)  - Great Combos!
    • Wed, Feb 22nd:  The Magic of Bluesy Waltz - Love it!
    • 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 Combos - Awesome!

    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 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!


    Join us on MERCER ISLAND:

    Sat, Jan 28th, 2017

     Casey MacGill Swing Dance, LIVE!, plus Free Swing Lesson with Ari

    Sponsored by the Mercer Island Arts Council.  Join us for a wonderful night of Swing Dancing with Casey at the Mercer VFW Hall.  Free lesson from 7-8pm, Dance from 8-11pm.  Only $10! (adv tickets only).  Not to be missed! Call (206) 275-7609 for tickets

    CLICK HERE for Details


    Join us for a very special:

    Harrison Hot Springs - Dance & Spa Retreat!

    Sat-Mon, Feb 18-20th, 2017

    It's our fabulous "Workshop & Dance" Weekend, at Harrison Hot Springs in B.C., now in its 3rd year.  Not to be missed!

    CLICK HERE for Details


    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



    Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017

     "USBDA Dance" Waltz Class with Ari Levitt  

    CLICK HERE for Details


    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


    Join Ari' s Workshops in Mansfield, Massachusetts:

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

     "New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)  

    CLICK HERE for Details. .


    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...


    Join Ari in ANCHORAGE, ALASKA:

    Fri-Sun, May 5-8th, 2017

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

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


    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!  

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


    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...


    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


    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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    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!