Workshops!


Roll Up The Rug Dance Workshops

Join us at Om Culture (Seattle, WA)

1st & 3rd Sundays 

10:00am-2:30pm


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Om Sunday 

Morning Workshops &

Afternoon Tea-Dance  


Start your morning with a wonderful workshop intensive; 

Stay for a fabulous afternoon variety dance! 


PLEASE NOTE:  These dances are Vax/Booster + mask only (please bring your vaccination record and mask for check-in at the door)

LOGISTICS

  • TIMES
     WORKSHOP:
    • 9:45AM:  Doors open to warm up and stretch
    • 10:00AM - 12:00PM:  Workshop de jour (see schedule below)
    • 12:00PM - 12:20PM Guided Practica (highlighting music from the workshop dance style)
    SUNDAY TEA DANCE:
    • 12:00PM:  Doors open
    • 12:00 - 12:20PM:  Music highlighting the workshop dance style
    • 12:20 - 2:20PM:   Mixed Varie-Tea Dance (all your favorite styles!)
  • LOCATION:  
Om Culture, 2210 N Pacific St, Seattle, WA (plentiful free street parking on Northlake Ave.  CLICK HERE to see a map for parking)
  • COST: Dec 19th only, for our soft opening (cash or check at the door only)
    • Workshop ONLY (includes practica: 10am-12:20pm)  $25
    • Dance ONLY (12-2:30pm)  $10
    • *WINTER SPECIAL* Workshop AND Dance Combo (10am-2:20pm): $25   [SAVE $10]

*NOTE*   There is also a "Pay-What-You-Can" option for the dance for those in financial need  (We don't want cost to prohibit your participation if you really can't afford it)

Workshop Schedule

(See Times, Location, and Cost above)



Sun, Dec 19, 2021 (10am to 12pm):  

   "Fantastic Cross-Step Waltz Innovations"  (for Int/Adv Dancers)  

Add such original steps as the "Seat Belt", the "Neck Strap", the "Double Dutch", the "Copa Catch", and the "Maypole" to your cross-step repertoire! Perfect for int/adv level waltzers.  It's our first full workshop after more than a year of no classes, and also the perfect way to brush up your repertoire and prepare for our Fabulous Friday & Sunday dances at Om Culture   


Level: Non-Novice Beg, Int, or Adv (Some basic waltz and partnering skills assumed)  

No Partner needed



Sun, Jan 2, 2022 (10am to 12pm)

    "The Art of Freestyle Blues, Fusion, and West Coast Swing" 

Blues, Fusion, & WCS are not only some of the most diverse and funnest forms of dance on the scene today, but they are hugely popular in Seattle, across the country, and growing strong.   If you've never done these dance styles, this is definitely the class for you!  If you've never taken one of Ari's "free-style" concept classes, you don't want to miss this!  

        Using Ari's very unique approach to understanding effortless partnered movement and lead & follow roles, you will not only learn a whole different approach to dance, you'll come away with a much deeper understanding of the fundamental language of energy & flow in partnering that can be applied to any style you do!  Not to be missed!    


Level:  All welcome - No partner needed



Sun, Jan 16, 2022 (10am to 12pm): 

   "Hot Blues for Cold Winter Nights!"   

Put the cool in your steps with these fun, higher-energy, walking blues variations.  Learn to dance to more up-tempo blues music, blending the art of effortless "energy-based" connection with floor movement and styling.  This class will also introduce elements of Tango-Blues blending -- a very beautiful free-style, smooth and relaxed dance form that combine the best spects of tango, bachata, and blues.  Amazingly simple to do, yet so much fun!   Perfect for both beginning dancers or for experienced dancers who want to focus on partnering and connection while learning a whole lot more about dancing blues outside the box.  


Level: Non-Novice Beg, Int, or Adv (Some basic partner dance skills assumed)  

No Partner needed



Sun, Jan 30, 2022 (10am to 12pm): 

   "Mambo Magic & Fun Salsa Combo's"    

Get your "Salsa" on this Sunday at Om Culture! We'll start with a thorough review of the basics, then break into some fun partner combo's and stylings.  Perfect for both beginning dancers, or for more experienced dancers who want to focus on effortless flow and connection in their partnership. 


Level: Beg/Int.  All welcome - No partner needed



Sun, Feb 6, 2022 (10am to 12pm): 

   "Fabulous Night Club 2-Step Innovations!"   

Learn a variety of fun, innovative combinations from Ari's library of moves and inventions; beautiful, flowing, and elegant as always.  Ari first introduced NC2S to Seattle over 30 years ago, is known as one of the country's leading innovators in this style, and actively teaches this dance around the world.  Perfect for non-novice beg/int level NC2S-ers.  CLICK HERE to see an example of NC2S. 


Level: Non-Novice Beg, Int/Adv:  Basic NC2S Left & Right Turn steps and partnering skills assumed


Sun, Feb 20, 2022 (10am to 12pm): 

   "Sensational Sliding & Gliding Waltz Creations!"   

"Cross Step Waltz" is one of the most common social-partnered waltz styles done in the Seattle community. We'll quickly review the cross step basics, then learn some simple but beautifully flowing cross step waltz variations from Ari's repertoire of innovative steps that all focus on flow and ease.  Perfect for both beginning dancers, or for intermediate level dancers who want to add some graceful new moves to their repertoire.   


Level: Non-Novice Beg, Int, or Adv (Some basic waltz and partnering skills assumed)  



All Welcome, No Partner needed, No pre-registration required. 

Cash or check at the door only.




Workshops Beyond Seattle

with Ari & Company

Ari has been invited to do workshops in a number of other US cities over the course of the year. (Click Here to see a list of those locations).