Ari & Jodi's Homecoming Dance Weekend, Oct 14-16, 2022

 Join us for a very special weekend workshop for the Seattle Dance Community!

Please join us for a very special
  Ari & Jodi's 

Homecoming Dance


Oct 14-16, 2022 (Fri-Sun)

After months of travel, Ari and Jodi are both back in town for a fabulous weekend of workshops and dances!

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(Just complete SECTION 1 and the PAYMENT section a the bottom of the registration page only)


For class Descriptions, Locations, Registration, Pricing, Videos, and more, be sure to scroll down to the sections below this one


A Friday night lesson & dance; three fabulous 2-Hour Sessions on Sat & Sun, plus a Sunday night lesson & mixed variety "Cheek to Cheek" dance at Om Culture!

LEVELS FOR CLASSES:  "Beg, Int, Adv" -- The Friday and Sunday pre-dance lessons will be beginning level and will introduce the steps we will be blending into our Sat & Sun int/adv level workshops.  The Sat & Sun morning/afternoon workshops will be non-novice int/adv level and will quickly review all the basics but move faster than a beginning class. 

All classes, workshops, and dances will be at Om Culture (see address below), except for the Sat night dance at the Leif Erikson

**PLEASE NOTE:  COVID Vax/Booster required for participation, mask optional

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 Friday, Oct 14th 

Pre-Dance Lesson: "Swing Your Tail Like a Fox!!"  

     TIME:  7:30 - 8:00pm

Learn the basics of Foxtrot, plus some fun swivel moves that we will be blending with swing in Saturday's "Swingin' it like Oktoberfest" workshop.  Perfect for beg/int level 

"Fabulous Friday Mixed Dance & Late Night Lyric Session" featuring music from around the world!  

     TIME:  8:00 - 10:00pm, 10:00-11:30+PM

Join us for a fabulous mix of toe-tapping tunes and wonderful new music that Ari has collected from his recent travels throughout Europe & Israel -- swing, waltz, blues, WCS, NC2S, ballroom, Latin, and more!  The mixed variety session runs from 8-10pm.  After that we lower the lights and ease into our more lyrical set that's perfect for blues, fusion, NC2S, tango, WCS, and more -- lovely, relaxing, inspiring   :)

 Saturday, Oct 15th 

THEME:  Blending Dance Styles!

SESSION 1:  "Swingin' it like Oktoberfest!" Workshop  

     TIME:  3:30-5:30pm (Doors open at 3:15pm)

Learn some fabulous new swing moves that Ari is bringing back from Europe for your dancing pleasure!  Ari taught at this years Lindy Exchange in Munich for Oktoberfest and he and Jodi will be recreating moves introduced there -- Not to be missed!   Perfect for non-novice beg/int level dancers.   CLICK HERE to see an example of NC2S.

-----  DINNER BREAK  (5:30 - 8:00pm)  -----  

 Dance #2:   Saturday Night Dance w/ Northwest Dance Network:

Join us for the NWDN dance at the Leif Erikson. Dancing live to the Jukehouse Hounds

     TIME:  Beginning Lesson 7-8, Dance 8:00 - 11:00pm

     LOCATION: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107

     COST:  $20



 Sunday, Oct 16th 
THEME:  Blending Dance Styles!

SESSION 2:  Night Club 2-Step with an International Flair!  

     TIME:  10:00am-12:00pm 


Learn some fun new NC2S moves and combinations that Ari recently taught in Europe which celebrate and integrate a variety of international dance styles - beautiful, flowing, and elegant as always. Perfect for non-novice beg/int level NC2S-ers.  CLICK HERE to see an example of "blended" NC2S from Jodi and Ari's last Om Culture workshop.

SESSION 3:   New Waltzes from the Rhineland!    

     TIME:  1:00-3:00pm

Learn some fun international folk-waltz patterns that are commonly danced in Germany and Austria today! These playful combinations can be easily incorporated into your regular waltz repertoire, adding some lovely garnishes to the elegant and flowing moves you do today.  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level dancers.   CLICK HERE to see an example of Cross-Step Waltz.

 *FREE* Sunday Night "C2C" Dance at Om Culture

  • 7:00pm: Doors Open
  • 7:15-8:00pm:  FREE "Dance Connection & Partnered Movement" Lesson with Ari
  • 8:00-10:00pm: FREE Dance featuring inspiring social dance music from around the world collected by Ari during his last 4 months abroad.  Not to be missed! 





  • Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle, WA (plentiful free street parking on Northlake Ave.  CLICK HERE to see a map for parking)
Door opens 15 minutes before class. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.

Payment can be made online using a credit card, Venmo, or PayPal, or at the door in person by cash or check 15 minutes before the class (please see full details on the PAYMENT page)

Pre-registration is highly encouraged to maintain lead/follow balance.  

Click here to register

(Just complete SECTION 1 and the PAYMENT section a the bottom of the registration page only)

FULL WEEKEND "Pre-Registration" PACKAGE: (All three Workshops on Sat & Sun)  Price $10 more at the door

ANY SINGLE 2hr WORKSHOP SESSION  (2-Hrs, Sat or Sun) Price $5 more at the door


STUDENT PRICING: (Under Age 25, with Student ID) 
$65 (SAVE $25)

$25 (SAVE $5)


$15 (per 2-hr session) 
$50 (for full-weekend package)(SAVE $40)


"Single Session" = A single session consists of one 2-hour class. 

"Full Weekend" = A full weekend pass includes all workshop sessions on BOTH Sat AND Sun (3 workshops) 


Private Lessons

Ari will be available for private lessons when not at the workshops or dances. The charge for private lessons is $90/hr. Please contact to set up lesson times.



Students must be under age 25 and must present student ID at check in/registration prior to class