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! 

**PLEASE NOTE:

2nd and 4th Friday Dances have now been moved online!  It's a fabulous 40 minute "Music & Dance Variety Hour". Invitations will be sent out to everyone on the mailing list (CLICK HERE to get on the list if you aren't already)

All Roll Up The Rug "in-person" classes and events will remain on hold until further notice while practicing safe social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.  

We hope to get back to regular dancing as soon as the lockdown is lifted.  In the meantime, be healthy, be happy, be safe, be good to each other, and stay in touch!  (...figuratively, not literally  ;)

*PLEASE Join our Fundraising Campaign (see below) to help the Dance & Arts Community!

Please Join our FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN to help support those in need!

I recently created my own version of a public service announcement for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the guise of a poem/book entitled:

"Six Feet Apart,Together"

- A tale of social distancing in the age of a pandemic

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to support local Arts communities who are suffering from the Covid-19 outbreak and are in need of financial assistance.  The book is currently available either directly through "Roll Up The Rug", or through "Amazon Books"   (See links below)
CLICK HERE if you are local to Seattle and can pick up the book in person at one of our Om Culture dances once they resume (*preferable option for locals since more money goes directly to the fundraising campaign) 
CLICK HERE to order the book on Amazon (*preferable for anyone not local to Seattle)
CLICK HERE if you would like to hear Ari reading the book in person (or check out the YouTube video below):  

BELOW:  Ari reading his book "Six Feet Apart, Together 

-- A Tale of Social Distancing in the Age of a Pandemic. 


If you enjoy the video, please "like" it on YouTube and share the link with your friends.  We would love to see it go viral!

TESTIMONIAL "An Exceptionally Impressive Creation":

    

      I found your "Six Feet Apart, Together" poem a most refreshing, innovating, entertaining and purely delightful experience, one worthy for consideration of a Nobel Prize in Literature. Your command of language, directed at an audience, for a specific purpose, is what impressed me the most. I can not fathom a more difficult way to get a message across than using poetry, especially one of that length. The way you created, then presented it was masterful. Your articulation was captivating and highly entertaining. Very impressive creation and performance. The world needs more like you.

   - Richard W (4/30/20)

*NEW* 2020 CLASSES: 

SEATTLE CLASSES

We have great things in store for you!

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Two-Hour, One-Off WORKSHOPS + Wine & Cheese Potluck Socials (at Ari's home/studio)

Lesson 7-9:15pm
Potluck Social: 9:15-10pm

  • Tues, Jan 28th:  FUN BALBOA VARIATIONS
  • Wed, Jan 29th:  MICRO-BLUES & FUSION
CLICK HERE for full details, class descriptions, & registration

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PLEASE NOTE:  
This Winter, regularly scheduled Seattle classes are on hold while Ari is on a world tour, teaching classes and workshops across the USA, Canada, Europe, the Pacific, and Asia.  If you would like Ari to come to your community to put on a workshop, feel free to get in touch using the CONTACT US page here.  
Ari will be scheduling special one-off workshops in Seattle and will keep you posted via this website, email, and FB.  To get onto Ari's email list, please sign up on the CONTACT US page.  

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

New Fall Series dates to be announced soon...

    SPECIAL EVENTS!

    (Mark Your Calendars):  


    *ALL OF THESE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED


    Join us for our 5th Annual:

    Mexico Dance Retreat!

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

    in beautiful Chacala, Mexico

    "Mexico Dance-Adventure" is specifically designed for dancers who not only want to experience the tropical beauty & splendor of Mexico's Pacific Nayarit coastline, but who would also love to do so in the company of a fun group of like-minded fellow dancers & travel-adventurers!

    Registration is now open!  CLICK HERE for details and registration!  

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    Join us in beautiful BC:

    Fri-Sun, April 17th-19th, 2020

     "Harrison Hot Springs 

       Dance & Spa Retreat" 

    Details & Registration at TheDanceSpa.com 

    Join Ari & company in beautiful British Columbia for our 7th annual dance & workshop retreat in this historic lakeside setting -- with live music & dancing, hot springs, and special guest instructor Sharon Sebo from Kelowna, B.C.   Special EARLY BIRD PRICING is available through Feb 17th!   

    Registration is now open!  CLICK HERE for details and registration! 

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    Join us in Seattle:

    Fri-Sun, May 8th-10th, 2020

     "Waltz Fest NW" 

    Join dancers from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver (B.C.), and from across the country for our 4th annual "Waltz Fest NW!"-- celebrating our love of the waltz, the waltz community, and the diversity of the NW dance organizers, teachers, and venues that promote and support social waltzing within their dance line up.  Details from 2019 at www.waltzfestnw.com (2020 details still pending) (Special EARLY BIRD PRICING will be available for first dozen leads and follows to register

    Ask us about:

    Private Lessons!

    The best way to take your dancing to that next level!

    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, private lessons, or entrance to our "Fabulous Friday" dances at Om Culture! 


    ...to 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"

    “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

    DANCES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to Corona Virus Precautions (See Dance Page for 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)

    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 

    Join us for:

    "Harrison Hot Springs Dance & Spa Retreat"
     April 17-19, 2020

    We're back for another amazing weekend of dancing & hot springs in 2020!  

    CLICK HERE for full Details & Registration

    May 8-10, 2020 

     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 2019Details  (2020 details Pending)

    Join us for our 

    New Seattle Classes

    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


    Join us for 

      MONTHLY STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS

    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  workshops in:  

    “Dancing with Horses"

    in Glenwood Springs, CO & Victoria, BC

    CLICK HERE for description & details from previous workshops

    Pick up Ari's latest books.  CLICK HERE to read more...

    "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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    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!