Master's Class Series!

Ari's MASTER’S CLASS Series 

(for Non-Novice Dancers) 

“Taking it to a whole new level” 

      If you have been dancing for a few years, have taken a large number of steps-based classes, and have come to realize that learning more steps is not necessarily going to take you to that next level in your dance, you are now ready to open your mind to the class that will get you there! 

       In this unique class series -- developed by Ari at the request of his students -- we won't be focussing on a particular dance style per se, but rather on how to master numerous lead & follow elements that can be used across a variety of dance styles.  In other words, we'll be diving deeply into the common language of ALL of dancing that will allow you to play and innovate to ANY music, not just memorize steps from one particular style or pattern.  

To this end, class topics will focus on such concepts as dynamic framework; making your movement effortless and flowing; redefining “connection”; understanding the nuance of energy & tension; creating conversational dance; invisible lead & follow; building new moves by repurposing dance elements you already know — essentially rethinking the way we partner, co-create, and communicate movement on the dance floor to allow for more deliciousness, trust, creativity, and effortless play with our partners!

     Much of these concepts will introduce vocabulary that I have been talking about for years in many of our classes, but which we'll really get to explore at length with this group.   You can see some examples of these ideas put into action in the following videos:

  • Ari Levitt & Alyssa Manning - "NC2S Fusion" Improv #2 (Dec 12, 2017)  

Since we will be moving quickly and diving deeply into new material, we will want to keep the level of the dancers in the class fairly consistent.  For this reason, and for the first round at least, the class will be tailored toward experienced social dancers who are comfortable dancing to at least three different dance styles (See list in the "Qualifications" section below)

FINAL THOUGHTS:   If you're looking for a breakthrough in your dancing, with a supportive, fun group of like-minded people; if you’re ready to take on new challenges and take your dancing to a whole new level, then make this class one of your New Year’s Resolutions!  What a great way to start 2018 and, at the same time, improve your skills and enjoy a whole new level of connection for years to come!

===========  LOGISTICS  ===========


Wednesday Night's, New Session each Month:  Four Wednesday’s at China Harbor, 8:40-9:40pm (plus FREE guided practice til 9:55pm) 


China Harbor, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA


1)  The class will be open to experienced dancers only (you must have taken int/advanced level classes for at least a year, and have been dancing actively for at least three years)   

2)  You must be comfortable with at least three of the following dance styles (and can manage at least one or two others):  Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, WCS, NC2S, Salsa, Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba, Blues, Bachata, Balboa, Shag, Laminu, 1-Step, Polka, Kizomba, Zouk, Fusion, Country 2-Step

3)  You must be willing to commit at least two months to the process (We will be registering and paying month by month, but in order to maintain continuity in the growth of the group and to really start to see improvement as a whole in the community, we would like at least a 2-month commitment from each member)


Because we will be trying to keep the lead & follow balance as even as possible, and because we will be moving through exercises fairly quickly and want to keep the level of the class at a high standard, all participants MUST pre-register and be pre-approved to join the group (which means that, if you haven’t taken classes with Ari in the past, you may be asked to try-out as necessary).  No drop-ins will be allowed.   CLICK HERE to pre-register

COST: Each Wednesday class series includes 4 hrs of instruction, and 1.5 hrs of guided practice following the third class.  Additional discounts accrue if you take more than one class series.  CLICK HERE to see the full set of classes being offered.

  • One 4-week series (4 hrs of instruction!)  = $60  
  • Two 4-week series (8 hrs of instruction!)  = $110  (SAVE $10)
  • Three 4-week series (12 hrs of instruction!)  = $160 (SAVE $20)

TO REGISTER & PAY:  Click on the "Registration" button in the menu on the top left side of this page to go to the Registration Page.  If you are signing up for the "role reversal" option, please register for the role you would like to dance in the class.

Payment can be made from the Payment page using PayPal or a credit card, or by check sent by mail,  or paid at the door just before the first class. Payment by check will help you to avoid the additional online PayPal surcharge.