Boston Waltz Weekend:
Workshops and Dancing with Ari Levitt

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6 pm – midnight

Optional group dinner and swing dancing near the Alewife T station, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10 am – 11 pm

First Unitarian Society in Newton (FUSN), 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, Massachusetts

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 10 am – noon

Masonic Hall in Porter Square, 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pre-registration will open soon!

The Folk Arts Center of New England and Mostly Waltz for Boston are pleased to welcome back master teacher and dancer Ari Levitt of Seattle, WA for a weekend of waltz workshops, dancing, and fun. The theme for the weekend is waltz fusion, or having fun mixing it up! Ari is one of the country’s leading teachers in this innovative form of waltz. CLICK HERE to see an example of some Fusion Waltz improv with Ari.

We welcome out-of-town dancers who will be staying on for the New England Dance Cruise with Ari, leaving Boston on Sunday, October 15th!

• The workshops are designed for non-novice dancers, experienced in any form of turning waltz, who are looking for something more!

• For any of these workshops, it is not necessary to attend with a partner, as we will rotate partners.

• Please arrive 15 minutes before your first workshop to check in.

• Help protect the halls’ wooden floors by changing from street shoes to clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Friday schedule (Alewife)

Optional group dinner at Jasper White’s Summer Shack (across Cambridge Park Drive from the Alewife T station), 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA. We’ll make a group reservation for 6 pm for as many as will. The Friday night swing dance is close by, so many may head there afterward:
Boston Swing Central dance
Free beginner lesson 8–9 pm, dancing 9 pm–midnight
Admission is usually around $15, less for seniors and students.
Q Ballroom, 26 New Street, Cambridge, MA (near Concord Avenue)

Saturday schedule (FUSN in West Newton)

10 am – noon
Fun "Striding and Gliding" Waltz Combinations
Cross-step waltz and more
Learn a variety of fun, new, innovative cross-step waltz combinations from Ari’s ever-expanding library of moves and inventions; beautiful, flowing, and elegant as always.  Plus, get a little introduction to the art of free-flowing “Fusion Waltz”. It’s easy to learn and lots of fun to do! 
Advanced beginner/Intermediate. Comfort with any turning waltz style and basic partnering skills are assumed.
Admission $25 / FAC members $23 / Students $15

Noon – 2 pm
Lunch break
Order from Blue Ribbon BBQ across the street, or brown bag it.

2 – 4 pm
Waltz with a Little Latin Flair!
Innovative Latin-waltz fusion
In this new and very applicable class, you’ll learn how to blend some fun Latin steps into your favorite cross-step waltz patterns. Ari is one of this country’s leading innovators in Latin waltz fusion, and regularly leads classes in this throughout the USA and abroad.
Intermediate/Advanced. Facility with any turning waltz style and partnering skills are assumed.
Admission $25 / FAC members $23 / Students $15

4 – 5 pm
Guided dance practice, deejayed by Ari
Stay for some open dancing and practice the moves you’ve learned

5 – 7:30 pm
Dinner break
Join a group at one of the nearby restaurants

7:30 – 11 pm
Mostly Waltz Dance Party
Waltzes and other couple dances to live music
Enjoy dancing to waltzes of varying styles and tempos, interspersed with other couple dances such as swing, blues, tango, schottis, and hambo. Beginners, experienced dancers, singles and couples are all welcome! Mini-lessons will be given throughout the evening. Intro waltz lesson at 7:30, live music and dancing start at 8:15 pm.
Admission $12 / FAC members $10 / Young adults $6

Sunday schedule (Masonic Hall in Porter Square)

10 am – noon
Swinging the Waltz
Fun swing-waltz fusion
In this fun and informative class, you’ll learn how to intermix and blend some classic swing moves into your waltz. A perfect fusion of two dances that we all know and love!
Intermediate/Advanced. Facility with any turning waltz style and partnering skills are assumed.
Admission $25 / FAC members $23 / Students $15

Advance registration package pricing for Saturday and Sunday:

Any 2 workshops $45 / FAC members $40
All 3 workshops $65 / FAC members $60
All Saturday workshops, dancing, and Mostly Waltz Party $55 / FAC members $50 / Students $35
All Saturday and Sunday workshops, dancing, and Mostly Waltz Party $75 / FAC members $70 / Students $50

For carpooling, email Mostly Waltz for Boston or post on the Mostly Waltz Facebook event page.