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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 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!

    SEATTLE CLASSES - "Fun New Steps & Fancy Combinations" 

       TUESDAY 4-WEEK SERIES:  "Celebrating Innovation!"  (Nov 29-Dec 20, 2016) - ALL Non-novice LEVELS

    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 allow you much more personalized attention, feedback, and practice time! Sign up class by class or for the series. CLICK HERE for full descriptions  

      FOUR TUESDAYS in DECEMBER: "Diving Deep, Exploring New Territory!" (Non-Novice BEG/INT LEVEL)

    • Nov 29th, 6:45-9:45pm:  1-3-5 Workshop: "Grapevines & Swivels"
    • Dec 6th, 6:45-9:45pm:  "Fabulous Swing Fusion, Taking your Swing up a Notch"
    • Dec 13th, 6:45-9:45pm:   1-3-5 Workshop: "Tucks & Turns"  
    • Dec 20th, 6:45-9:45pm:  "Latin-Waltz Blending, Elegant & Smooth"

       THREE WEDNESDAYS in DECEMBER:  "Celebrating Innovation!" (INT/ADV LEVEL)

      • Dec 7th, 6:45-9:45pm:  "Clever Cross-Step (Waltz) Combo's"
      • Dec 14th, 6:45-9:45pm:  Innovate with "Cha Cha Fusion"
      • Dec 21st, 6:45-9:45pm:   Int/Adv "Night Club 2-Step Sensations" 


      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 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


      Join Ari in TACOMA WASHINGTON:

      Saturday, Dec 17th, 2016

       "USBDA Holiday Party" Waltz Class with Ari Levitt  

      CLICK HERE for Details


      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


      Join Ari for special WORKSHOPS in Europe (Vienna, Prague, Munich, Zagreb, Ljubljana), Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Baltimore, Alaska, Hawaii, and more in 2016!

      Check out our latest


      showing examples of swing, blues, waltz, NC2S, "fusion" waltz, cross-step waltz, NC2S, balboa, and more!

      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!

      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 Fri, Dec 30th for a fond farewell to 2016 at our:

      New Year's Eve's Eve Party (& Late Night WCS Jam) at Om Culture 

      it's the party before the night of the big party!  

      CLICK HERE for Details

      Join us for our NEW Tues & Wed

      Stand-Alone Workshops at China Harbor 

      Starting Nov 29th & 30th, 2016

      Classes on Mercer Island 

      Starting Jan 9th, 2017

      CLICK HERE for details

      Join us for our next  

      "FABULOUS FRIDAY NIGHT" DANCE (& Late Night Fusion & Blues) 

      Every 2nd & 4th Friday at 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 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!