Roll Up The Rug Dance Workshops

with Ari & Company

Join us Tues & Wed, Dec 19th & 20th for Two Very Special

Stand-Alone Holiday Workshops to Wrap-Up 2017


1) TUES, Dec 19th, 7-9pm (with FREE guided practice 'til 9:30):  

"Fun New NC2S Combinations" (& Intro to Free-styling)

In this workshop you'll not only learn a whole host of fun, original NC2S steps and combinations, but also a greater appreciation for those elements of partnering, framework, and connection that make the dance more lyrical and flowing, and hence, that much the sweeter!

In the first hour of the workshop, we'll explore some fun new combination from Ari repertoire of unique NC2S moves & stylings, and in the second hour we'll begin to explore those elements of free-style movement and flow that will let you break rhythm, improvise and style on your own (or co-create moves), then seamlessly return to your partnership.   

For those in the current Tuesday NC2S Demo Team, this will be all new material, so you should definitely come (and bring your friends!)

  CLICK HERE to see an example of Ari & Alyssa doing some fun Free-Styling NC2S Improv...

2) WED, Dec 20th, 7-9pm (with FREE guided practice' til 9:30):  

"Fabulous Holiday Garnishes to Make Your Dancing POP" (Fun & SAFE Dips, Drops, Hits, Break-Steps & Flourishes Useful For Every Dance Style You Do!)

In this fun and informative workshop, we'll focus on adding flourish and pizzazz to every dance you do by learning some fun new tricks to incorporate when hitting breaks, when breaking rhythms, when solo-ing of styling, or when co-creating together.  

The operative words for the workshop will be  "Fun" & "Safe", which is to say that no-one will be lifted off of or dropped to the floor during any part of the class, nor put into any kind of position that would be considered dangerous in a social dance setting.  In addition to the above hits, breaks, and flourishes, we'll also have fun exploring some dips and spins that can be easily translated into blues, tango, swing, or ballroom, and you'll learn how to make those transitions work in each case!  

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that don't stick to the floor (i.e., don't wear anything with with rubber soles).  No partner necessary, but definitely invite anyone you know who you would like to play with using these moves on the social dance floor!  

This is the perfect way to cap of 2017 with style and grace!


TIME:   (Same schedule applies to both the Dec 19th & 20th sessions)

  • 6:45pm:  Doors open - come early to register or pay as needed, stretch, warm up, etc
  • 7:00-9:00pm:  Workshop is underway!
  • 9:00-9:45pm:  Post-Workshop Dance & Guided Practica, with Ari


  • Both workshops will be held at China Harbor2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle, WA.  There is plenty of free parking available.  Doors to the dance hall open at 6:45. Come early to sign in, change shoes, stretch, warm up, etc.  China Harbor has a full bar and dinner menu as well, and we have coupons for a 25% discount on your meal

COST (per workshop): 

  • PRE-REGISTRATION SPECIAL:  You can drop-in at the door without pre-registering and pay $25, or if you pre-register online by Fri, Dec 15th, it's only $20.00 for the first 10 leads & 10 follows to sign up each night. 
  • REGULAR PRICE, or AT-TE-DOOR:  $25.00  You can pay with a credit card or Paypal online, or with Cash or Check only at the door.

TO PRE-REGISTER & PAY:  Click on the "Registration" button in the menu on the top left side of this page to go to the Registration Page.   

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

Class size is limited, so register early!  

 CLICK HERE to go to the Registration Page 

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).  If you're in town, please feel free to join him on the road!  Likewise, if you know anyone from those respective cities who might be interested in attending, please let them know! 



CLICK HERE for more information about our Tuesday and Wednesday class series at China Harbor!