Ari & Jodi's Blendtastic Dance Weekend, April 8-10, 2022

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

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


May 13-15, 2022 (Fri-Sun)


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 dance with the theme:  "A Swingin' Soiree Battle of the DJ'sfor the entire community!

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)

**PLEASE NOTE Until further notice, COVID Vax/Booster + mask required for participation

--------------------------  SCHEDULE ---------------------------

 Friday, May 13th 

SESSION 1: "Rockin' the Rumba!" (pre-dance workshop)

     TIME:  7:00 - 8:00pm

Learn the basics of the Rumba, plus the moves that we will be blending with Night Club 2-Step in Saturday's 12:30pm workshop.  Perfect for beg/int level 

Dance #1: "Fabulous Friday Mixed Variety Dance"

-AND- "Late Night Lyrical Blues & Fusion Session"  

     TIME:  Mixed Dance 8:00 - 10:00pm; 

                   Late Night Session 10:00-11:30+pm

Join us for a fabulous mix of toe-tapping tunes and all the best music you love to dance to -- 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, May 14th 

THEME:  Blending NC2S Dance Styles!

SESSION 2: Night Club 2-Step Blend (A mix of NC2S & Rumba):  

     TIME:  12:30-2:30pm (Doors open at 12:15pm)

Learn how to incorporate Rumba moves into your Night Club 2-Step in this fun exploration of blending dance styles, all the while still celebrating the music, movement, and magic of NC2S!  Be sure to not miss the Friday night pre-dance session (May 13th, 7-8pm) where we will be introducing the Rumba moves we will be working with today.  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level NC2S-ers.   CLICK HERE to see an example of NC2S.

SESSION 3:  Night Club 2-Step -- Traveling & Raveling Combos:  

     TIME:  2:45-4:45pm 

Learn some of Ari & Jodi's favorite "traveling & raveling" NC2S combos.  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level NC2S-ers.  CLICK HERE to see an example of NC2S from Jodi and Ari's last workshop.


 Sunday, May 15th 
THEME:  Blending Waltz Dance Styles!

SESSION 5:   Favorite Cross-Step Waltz Combinations!    

     TIME:  10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn some of Ari & Jodi's favorite cross-step waltz combinations in this fabulous workshop!  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level dancers.   CLICK HERE to see an example of Cross-Step Waltz.

SESSION 6:   The Art of Cross-Step Blues!  
     TIME:  12:15 - 2:15pm
Learn how to blues-ify your waltz and broaden your horizons! Blues waltz is its own form of dance that deserves its own special workshop.  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level dancers.  

-----  DINNER BREAK  (3:00 - 6:30pm)  -----  

SESSION 4: Sunday Night Pre-Dance Lesson  

      TIME:  6:30 - 7:30pm:  Pre-Dance Lesson (session #4)

"Fun with the Blues!"

Learn how to dance the blues (everyone can!), plus review a few of the moves that we incorporated into our "The Art of Blues Waltz" workshop earlier today.  Perfect for beg/int level dancers (no experience needed)

 Dance #2:   Sunday Night Swingin' SoirĂ©e, & Battle of the DJ's!

     TIME:  7:30 - 10:00pm: 

Join DJ's Ari, Jodi, and Zachariah as they spin a wonderful variety of fabulous tunes and battle to win your hearts in who has the best music for swing, waltz, blues, WCS, NC2S, ballroom, Latin, and more!  Wine & Cheese included! (Feel free to bring something tasty to share)



  • 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.

Pre-register or pay at the door

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

FULL WEEKEND BUNDLE: (All six Workshops Friday through Sunday PLUS the Friday & Saturday evening Dances)  Pre-registered pricing good through May 12th


FRI/SAT NIGHT DANCE + 1hr LESSON  (No pre-registration needed; just show up at 7pm!)

STUDENT PRICING: (Under Age 25, with Student ID) 
$100 (pre-registered by May 12th) [SAVE $50]; $110 (at the door) [SAVE $40]

$25 (pre-registered by May 12th) [SAVE $5]; $30 (at the door) 

$15 (at the door)

$10 (Fri/Sat Dance & pre-lesson)
$20 (per 2-hr session) 
$75 (for full weekend package) 


"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 (4 workshops) plus the Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance


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