Where’d all the Salsa come from?

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The roots of Salsa originated in Eastern Cuba (Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo) from the Cuban Son (about 1920) and Afro-Cuban dance (like Afro-Cuban Rumba). There, Spanish and Afro-Cuban musical elements were combined, both in terms of rhythm and the instruments used.

Rhythms from two main existing styles of music in the region were combined to create a New dance. This new rhythm was combined with American jazz, and taken to New York by Cuban musicians.

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Every Saturday at 11:15 in our downtown Napa location.

We’ll save you a dance!

“One of the most important things in life are the connections you make with others.”

Connect more, Dance More

Improving your communication, and the health of your interpersonal relationships through the art of dancing is not only possible, it is factual. When you dance with a partner both of you are actively listening, and sending signals to one another. Whether you are the leader or the follower, you are sending messages with your entire body, communicating what your next move is, and also, what you want their next move to be. Taking on the role as a leader or follower is essential when you are dancing, and the communication you have with one another is where you find the magic that makes it all possible. By working together you grow together, and thus, are able to build a better relationship that translates into all areas of life. Truth of it all is, when you dance more, you will have happier relationships.

Whatever your summer plans may be, make it a goal to mix dancing into ALL of them.

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Here are some places you can show off those moves this summer:

Street Fairs: Summertime brings longer days and comfortably cool nights, and is a perfect time to enjoy street fairs. With all the sights and sounds on the street, don't hesitate to bust a move! Now that you have the magical knowledge from Arthur Murray, you are going to be the most qualified one to start a block dance party that lasts all night long. 

Winery: Chatting with friends over a glass of wine is fun and all, but could be better. Why not shake it up? Find a winery that has live music or a band playing. Don't wait till your third glass of cab to get the jitterbug, dance while they're pouring your first drop.

Weddings:  After taking those dance lessons, you don't need to stress about whether or not you're looking polished on the dance floor of your best friend's wedding. Dance the night away proudly, and ask other wedding guests to have a dance with confidence knowing you might teach them a thing or two.

Music Nights: There's nothing like entertainment, and live music on a summer night. The best way to make a night even more memorable is to add some dancing to the mix, and be a part of the entertainment yourself. Especially if you're waiting in line, why would you ever want to waste precious time standing still when you can groove? Get the show going and the crowd hyped, everyone will thank you for it!