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, connection to your partner, and love & passion to your life!

Join our MAILING LIST to get informed about upcoming Roll Up The Rug classes, dances, special events, camps, cruises & more! 

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Teaching in Seattle, throughout the USA, and internationally. Talk to us about bringing a workshop to your community! 

Join us for the best way to travel & dance!

Worldwide Dance Adventures! 

(Where in the world would YOU like to dance?)  


=====  2024 ===== 

New Orleans "French Quarter Festival"

 Weekend + Caribbean Dance Cruise  

April 11-20, 2024 

-- SOLD OUT --

Part 1 of the trip will feature four nights at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans during the world-famous French Quarter Festival. Part 2 of the trip will be five nights onboard the Carnival Valor on their Western Caribbean trip, with stops in the Yucatan and Cozumel. Sign up for one or both parts.  It will be amazing!

CLICK HERE for details and registration

Harrison Hot Springs 

Dance & Spa Retreat  

May 31-June 2, 2024 (Fri-Sun) 

-- SOLD OUT --

Join Ari & company in beautiful British Columbia for our 8th 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. 

CLICK HERE for details and registration

Galapagos Islands Dance Cruise

(Check it off your bucket list today) 

May 14-23, 2024

-- SOLD OUT --

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Galapagos on a beautiful deluxe yacht with a happy group of fellow dancer-adventurers — a serious bucket-list trip for anyone!  Only 2 spots (1 cabin) left

CLICK HERE to sign up 

(Register today, space is limited!)

Dance Fest NW
(The Birthday Bash Edition!)
July 12-14, 2024 (Fri-Sun)

Join us in Seattle for a very special birthday jamboree & weekend dance celebration. Three fun-filled days of workshops, music, dancing, dining, socializing (and celebrating the aging process!) with Ari Levitt, Michael Suzerris, Lilly Ann Carey, and more!

CLICK HERE for details and registration (on FB)

Croatia Dance Cruise

Aug 17-24, 2024  

 -- Space for a SINGLE LEAD --

This trip features seven nights on board our privately chartered yacht as we explore the Croatian islands and coast, with plenty of opportunity for dancing, socializing, beach time, exploring, and play. It's all-inclusive with trips to the national parks and five city tours.

CLICK HERE  to sign up today! 

Swing Dance Montenagro!

Kotor, Montenegro (near Croatia)

Aug 4-9, 2024  


Join Ari & Alevtina for five fabulous days of Swing, Lindy-Hop, Shag, Blues and more in one of the most beautiful historic walled medieval cities on the Adriatic coast -- Kotor! Come for the swing, stay after for the Croatia Dance Cruise! (see above)

CLICK HERE for the Facebook Page

CLICK HERE to register 

Crete on the Beat

(a treat for your feet!)

Oct 4-13, 2024  


Ten fun-filled days of Balboa dancing, workshops, music, dining, exploring, socializing, and numerous R&R opportunities on the beautiful island of Crete (in Greece), with Ari, Christine, and a fabulous group of dancers!

CLICK HERE for details and information! 

Dance Budapest


Sept 17-23, 2024  


Join us in Budapest with guest teachers from Hungary, Argentina, and the USA, learning Argentine Tango, Blues, Lindy Hop, Ballroom, and more!  Includes luxury hotel + daily breakfasts, all dance workshops, entrances to all attractions, chef restaurant dinners, transportation in the city, dance parties & performances, and a 2-day tour to Lake Balaton (includes boat trip, wine & cheese tasting, castle visit, and more)  Come and join us for this fun adventure  :)   

 CLICK HERE for Details & Registration:

Tronconos a la Playa!


Nov 9-16, 2024  


Come experience the true magic of Mexico in our brand new East Coast seaside venue. In addition to the daily dance classes and nightly dance parties  at our oceanfront boutique hotel, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy such activities as jungle hikes, beach-combing, horseback riding, eco tours, kayaking, swimming, surfing, dining out, visiting Mayan ruins, or exploring Ixtapa and the surrounding region -- all in the company of a fun group of like-minded fellow dancers & travel-adventurers! 

REGISTRATION Opening soon 


Waltz Week in Vienna 

Mid-Feb, 2025  (Exact Dates TBA)

This amazing week is specifically designed for dancers who not only want to experience the elegance, beauty, and grandeur of waltz season in Vienna, but who would also love to do so in the company of a fun group of like-minded fellow travel-adventurers!

Registration is pending until the actual Ball dates are announced by the Ball committees in Vienna.  In the meantime, join our Waltz Week FB page.

 to be informed when registration opens:



We will let you know the rescheduled dates once we know more ourselves....

Join us in Seattle:

[New Dates TBA]

 "Waltz Fest NW" 

Join dancers from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver (B.C.), and from across the country for our 5th 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 


Om Culture Dances

Dances are held at Om Culture 
(2210 N. Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98103)
Just come on down - pay at the door!


  • CLICK HERE to go to the "Shall We Dance" FB Page which lists the immediate upcoming weekly events at Om Culture
  • CLICK HERE to see the long term schedule for events Ari is running at Om Culture.

TIMES (the following times are good for most Fri Dances.  Check the FB Group "Shall We Dance" for details about special events):

  • 7:15 pm: Doors Open, Pre-Dance Music
  • 7:30 - 8:00 pmDance Lesson (FREE with admission) Style TBA
  • 8:00 - 11:00 pm: "Fabulous Mixed Variety Social" (the best of swing, blues, waltz, ballroom, Latin, WCS, NC2S, fusion, and more!)
  • 10:00 - 11:00pm (or later): "Late Night Fusion & Blues" (More focus on lyrical fusion, blues, and other late-night dance music)

COST:  (cash, PayPal, or Venmo at the door)

Suggested price: $15 with an Om Culture Pass, $20 at the door. Pay-what-you-can option is always available as well.

CLICK HERE for more details, lesson topics, etc

(Right) Ari & Alyssa demo "Micro Fusion" at the Heart-Sound Fusion Camp

Ask us about:

Private Lessons!

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

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!):


Good for group classes, private lessons, or entrance to our "Fabulous Friday" dances at Om Culture! 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"

Join us for our 

"Fabulous Friday" Variety Dances (& Late Night Lyrical Blues & Fusion)

Now on a "one-off" schedule  CLICK HERE for dates & details

-- AND Om Cx's NEW --"Wed Evening Social Dances" (each week a new teacher and lesson!)  

Every Wednesday CLICK HERE for dates & details

Pick up Ari's latest books.  CLICK HERE to

Join us for:

"Harrison Hot Springs Dance & Spa Retreat"


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

CLICK HERE for details from past events 



 Join us for a very special dance weekend in Seattle, Washington 


Celebrating all things Waltz in the NW, with Fabulous Workshops and Nightly Dances! 

CLICK HERE for 2019 details  (2022 details pending)

Join us for a very special dance experience:   

“Dancing with Horses"

in Glenwood Springs, CO & Victoria, BC

Dates: TBA

CLICK HERE for description & details from previous workshops

Join us for a fun & fabulous:

Mexico Dance ADVENTURE Retreat!

Taking place Nov 28-Dec 5, 2023

in beautiful Chacala, Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta)

CLICK HERE for Details 

Join us for our 

Ongoing Seattle  Classes

(New Classes TBA)

CLICK HERE for the  schedule & class details

Join us for 


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

CLICK HERE to check the schedule & details

Roll Up The Rug Classes & Events  

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!


“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

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!

 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!