Past Meetup


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Price: $45.00 /per person
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It's an extravaganza of Dance and Fall Color in the High Rockies! Come enjoy 3 days with one of the most gifted dancers and teachers anwhere, our favorite, Ari Levitt of Roll Up the Rug in Seattle. Learn smooth sexy dance moves in Nightclub 2, Waltz Cross Step, blues, and more. Open up your dance to truly hear and express the music in ways you never have. Open your life to the camaraderie of other dancers - enjoy the Fall colors while soaking in hot springs and dining - biking - hiking with fellow dancers. Enjoy Legendary Dance parties to hot tunes that will thrill your soul.

Through exposure to Ari's dance and teaching, you will learn how to make your dance more natural, more musical, and you will bring out your inner sexy and smoothness which will transform how you look and feel on the dance floor.

THURSDAY - Glenwood Springs - the Vaudeville theater

6:30 – 8 pm #1 Ari’s famous NC2 and Cross Step Waltz intro (Prerequisite – familiar with steps and turns for both dances)

8 – 10 pm Dance Party

FRIDAY - Masonic Temple, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood

10 – 5:00 pm Open for Private lessons or adventure!
5:45 – 7 pm Registration

6 – 7 pm #2 "Open your Mind to Dance" featuring blues, swango, fusion

7 – 8:30 pm #3 Nightclub 2, Smooth and Sexy, session 1 (Prerequisite – familiar with steps and turns.) See Ari demo

8:30 - 9 pm Guided practice time

9 – 10 pm Hot Springs group outing for those who wish

SATURDAY - held at the Masonic Temple, 901 Colorado Ave, Glenwood

10 – 11 Registration, privates

11 – 12:30 #4 Nightclub 2, Smooth and Sexy, session 2 (Prerequisite – familiar with NC2 steps and turns )

12:30 – 3 pm Lunch and social time with Ari at local restaurant, room open for privates or practice

3 – 4:30 pm #5 Waltz Cross Step, Session 1 (Prerequisite – familiar with regular waltz steps and turns) See an example here:

4:30 – 5 pm Guided practice

5 – 6:30 pm #6 Waltz Cross Step, Session 2 (Prerequisite – familiar with steps and turns, attendance in first class)

6:30 - 8 pm Social time and Dinner break - Room open for practice

8:00 - 10:30 pm Big Variety Dance Party with a “Basic Blues Moves” warm up session 8 - 8:15

SUNDAY - the Launchpad, Carbondale

11 - 1 Group Brunch at local restaurant, with review of moves learned so far (for full pass attendees only)

1 – 2:30 #7 Waltz Cross Step session 3 (Prerequisite – familiar with steps and turns, attendance in first class)

2:45 – 4 #8 Fusion/Improv - Dancing to the music, whatever it is

If you're a good technical dancer but struggle with music, or relaxing and just dancing, you may want to schedule a private lesson with Ari. Book early! These sell out each time.


Print the registration form from Meetup or email me to have one sent to you. [masked]

We have 3 partial scholarships available for volunteers who can help for a minimum of 3 hours. If interested email me ASAP.

Ari Levitt is a world-class instructor, better known as the fun, energetic, and delightful teacher who can't help but infect his students with his own love and passion for dance, while at the same time instilling in them a much deeper understanding of the subtlety, nuance, and playfulness of lead-follow skills and close-connection in dance partnering.

As a physician, Ari is one of the country's leading pioneers & experts in the burgeoning field of social dance therapy -- using movement, connection, and dance techniques as a modality for diagnosing and treating patients. In addition to patient work, he is a faculty member and Director of Experiential Medicine for "Future Med", the medical wing of Singularity University, which brings together the country's top experts, inventors, clinicians, & entrepreneurs to explore and push the boundaries of new and emerging medical technologies (

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