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! 

*NEW* 2019 CLASSES: 

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

MONDAYS:  New Winter Series Dates to be Announced


    We have great things in store for you!

        NOVEMBER: 3-Week, 2-Hr Intensives + Wine & Cheese Social:

    • 3 Tuesdays (Nov 12, 19, 26, 7-9pm):  "Fun with BAL-SWING"
    • 3 Wednesdays (Nov 13, 20, 27, 7-9pm):  "Fabulous BLUES & the BLUES-FUSION Connection"

        DECEMBER: 3-Week, 2-Hr Intensives + Wine & Cheese Social:

    • 3 Tuesdays (Dec 3, 10, 17, 7-9pm):  "More Fun with BAL-SWING"
    • 3 Wednesdays (Dec 4, 11, 18, 7-9pm):  "Intro to MICRO-BLUES & MICRO FUSION"

    TIMES: 7-9:10pm lesson;  9:10pm-9:30 dance party & social
    LOCATION:  All workshops held at Ari's home/studio in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. Must Pre-register to get directions



    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!


    (Mark Your Calendars):  

    Join us in SEATTLE:

    Sat-Sun, Nov 23rd-24th, 2019

     Emily Webb Tango & Fusion 

    Workshop Weekend

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

    CLICK HERE for Details

    Sun, Nov 24th, 2019

     Cross-Step Waltz Workshop

    Ari teaches a host of fun cross-step waltz variations for NW Dance Network's Sunday evening workshop at the Swedish Club

    CLICK HERE for Details

    Fri, Nov 29th, 2019

     Heber's 10th Annual 

    Post-Thanksgiving Gratitude 

    Dance (Free!)

    Ari & Jodi tag team DJ again this year for your dancing pleasure at Om Culture (2210 N Pacific St., Seattle) from 1-4pm.  Invite your friends; bring any left-overs to share!

    CLICK HERE for Details

    Sat, Nov 30th, 2019

     Ari's Olympia Workshops (& Dance)

    Join Ari in Olympia for a fabulous day of workshops followed by a live 5-piece combo dance!   

    Mark your calendars for now - Details Pending

    Fri-Sun, Dec 6th-8th, 2019

     Ari's Pdx Workshop Weekend

    Join Ari in Portland, OR, for some great classes in blues, swing, waltz, NC2S and Fusion!  Details are being worked out now and will be posted soon.  

    Mark your calendars for now - Details Pending

    Sat, Dec 14th, 2019

    Saturday Workshops with Ari: 

    1) Fabulous "NC2S" Variations

    2) Fun & Fancy FOXTROT    

    Come pick up some great new moves in this one-off Saturday workshop where  Ari will be sharing some of the fun & fancy material he recently taught in Europe and Russia.   Not to be missed!

    CLICK HERE for Details

    Join us for our 5th Annual:

    Mexico Dance Retreat!

    Sat-Sat, March 28th - April 4th, 2020

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico

    Details for 2020 will be posted soon; Mark Your Calendars Now!  (Meanwhile, you can read about our 2019 Mexico Dance Adventure HERE)   


    Join Ari for special WORKSHOPS in Europe, Mexico, Canada, & the USA (California, Colorado,  Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, & more) in 2020 & beyond!

    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


    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 Seattle Classes

    at 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:  8:30-10:30pm

    Late Night Lyrical Set:  10:30-12:30 (optional)

    May 10-12, 2019 

     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! 

    CLICK HERE for Details 

    Join us for:

    "Harrison Hot Springs Dance & Spa Retreat"
     June 21-23, 2019

    We're back for another amazing weekend of dancing & hot springs in 2019!  

    CLICK HERE for full details and registration

    Join us in Aug, 2019 for our third annual:

    "Heart Sound Fusion Festival" 

    This year we are moving to Fort  Flagler for a fabulous weekend of fusion!  

    CLICK HERE for Details about our 2018 event.  2019 details are coming soon...

    Join us for a fun & fabulous:

    Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

    taking place Mar 28-Apr 4, 2020

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

    CLICK HERE for Details & Registration from our 2019 trip.  2020 details pending...

    Join us for 


    in a variety of topics, with fabulous instruction and fun, innovative moves!

    CLICK HERE for to check the schedule & details

    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

    Pick up Ari's latest books.  CLICK HERE to

    "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!