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! 

2017 FALL CLASSES: 

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

MONDAYS, Sept 11-OCT 9: (5 weeks)  

7:00-8:00pm:  "Intro to Swing Dance"  Learn fabulous new East Coast Swing variations and a repertoire of fun and playful dance moves. 

8:15-9:15pm:  "Learn to Blues Dance!" - Learn the true art of partner dancing with this fun blues-based introduction to steps, styling, and lead/follow connection. 
 
CLICK HERE for DETAILS

    SEATTLE CLASSES

    Fabulous classes for fabulous dancers!

    TUESDAYS, Sept 5-Dec 12 (sign up by the month)

    7:00-9:15pm:   NC2S Demo Group (Int/Adv Level).  Let Ari know if you are interested in joining.  CLICK HERE for details

    WEDNESDAYS, Sept 6-27 (4 weeks)

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

    7:35-8:35pm:  "Fun With 4 & 8 Count Swing Variations" (Int/Adv Levels) - The Best!

    8:40-9:40pm:  "Fun Waltz Variations (& Intro to Waltz Rueda)" (Int/Adv Levels) - 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 Sept 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  :) 


    "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 Ari in Seattle, WA:

    Sat, Aug 26th, 2017, for:

     "Swing, Sip, & Screen!" 

    Dance Lessons, Wine & Dessert, and a Movie at the JCC on Mercer Island!  

    At 6:30pm learn to swing with international dance instructor Ari Levitt, followed by drinks and dessert. Then, watch DIRTY DANCING at 8 pm in high definition with Dolby Digital sound system ($15 general admission/$10 JCC members)

    CLICK HERE  for details

     CLICK HERE  for advanced tickets

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    Join Ari in Boston, MA:

    Fri-Sun, Sun-Fri, Oct 13-20th, 2017

     "Boston Waltz Weekend" & 

    "New England Dance Cruise" 

    Cruise space is limited and rooms are going fast.  Reserve your spot today!  CLICK HERE  for details & reservation info.  

    CLICK HERE to learn about the Boston Waltz Weekend


     WORKSHOPS BEYOND SEATTLE

    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

     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

    Currently on Summer Break, STARTING AGAIN IN THE FALL

    Join us for our NEW Stand-Alone

    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:  10:30-12:00am+ (Our "Late Night" dance is in hiatus for the summer, will start again in the Fall)

    Coming June, 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 this Winter

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place APRIL, 2018

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

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

    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

    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 May, 2018 for our second 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 about our 2017 event.  2018 details are coming this Winter

    "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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    World-class instruction with solid lead/follow styling and technique!
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     Some of the most beautiful dance music you'll ever hear!
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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!