Juneau Rolls Up The Rug – Ari Levitt Workshop
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Ari has been partnering, teaching, and performing dance in the Greater Seattle
area, nationally, and internationally for over 25 years. An award-winning dancer, teacher, and performer,
his breadth of styles include Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Blues, Ballroom, One-Step, NC2S, WCS, Salsa,
Tango, & Latin. He has been instrumental in creating several innovative new dance styles, including
"Fusion Waltz", "Fusion Swing", & "Fusion Night Club 2-Step" which he has been busy introducing in
workshops throughout the country.
JIF Dancers is pleased to bring Ari Levitt to Juneau to teach.
Fri-Sat-Sun, April 5-6-7, 2013
Rockwell (the old Elks Club)
109 South Franklin Street
Fri, Apr 5 – 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Intro to Blues Dance
Learn the basics of this very expressive, versatile, musical dance form that will become the
foundation to every other dance style you will learn. Perfect for both beginning dancers or for
more experienced dancers who want to work on fine-tuning their partnering, connection, and
YouTube video (opens in a separate page)
Sat, Apr 6 – 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Intro to "Club" Style Salsa Dance
Salsa is an extremely versatile dance style that can also be done to a wide variety of
non-Latin music, such as blues, pop, soul, and country. In this class we'll cover the essential
salsa "building-block" steps and stylings, then quickly move onto explore more fun, creative
combinations against a backdrop of both traditional "latin" and contemporary "club" music.
New Swing Innovations Class Teaser
Fusion SWING Improv
YouTube videos (open in a separate page)
Sat, Apr 6 – 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Night Club 2-Step I: Foundations
Learn the foundations of this beautiful, flowing, & elegant dance style, starting with
the basics, then quickly moving on to the six essential turning steps, peak-a-boos,
mix-masters, and even more fun combo's & variations from Ari's repertoire of fun,
original moves. Perfect for beg/int level dancers or for more int/adv dancers who want to
review the essentials.
Night Club 2-Step Demonstration
YouTube video (opens in a separate page)
Sat, Apr 6 – 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Introduction to Swing Fusion
– Swinging Outside the Box (Level 1)
Learn the art of partner dancing with this East Coast Swing-based approach that addresses
dance framework, lead/follow connection, and energy as it applies to all forms of dance! Perfect
for both beginning dancers or experienced dancers who want to focus on partnering and connection
while learning a whole lot more about swinging outside the box.
Sat, Apr 6 – 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Dance
Ari will be the guest instructor, but admission for the dance is separate and will be collected
at the door only.
Sun, Apr 7 – 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Fantastic Mr. Foxtrot
Transport yourself back to the wonderful big band era of the 1930's-1940's by learning the most
popular dance of that period – the fabulous Foxtrot! We'll start by reviewing the basic
footwork & foundations, then quickly move on to fun box-step and traveling variations &
stylings as well as introduce a little modern music to the equation.
Sun, Apr 7 – 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Lifts, Dips, &
Liabilities: Lifts without Lifting, Dips without Dropping
Embellish your dance repertoire with some great new moves, plus learn how to safely execute and
transition into lifts & dips while protecting yourself and your partner from injury or harm.
PLEASE NOTE: The focus of this class is on safety, not flash. No one will be lifted off the
floor or dropped to the floor during this class! Perfect for dancers of all levels. No prior
Sun, Apr 7 – 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
REVIEW & PRACTICA
Workshop dance sessions will be sold using class tokens. Each token will be good for one dance
session of your choice. Class tokens can be shared with your partner or friends (for example,
three of you may buy a packet of three tokens). Class tokens have no cash value and are not refundable.
Dance Workshop Token Prices
JIF members discount – 7 sessions – $ 95
Pick up dance session tokens at the door !
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For further information contact 364-2334,
or visit www.jifdancers.org.
2013 JIF Ballroom Dance Schedule
(Spring ballroom dance schedule will be posted soon)
Ballroom Dance Notes
All dances are located in Centennial Hall, 7-10 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Dances with live bands are $10.
All others $5.
Pay at the door.