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.

Join us for our All Levels Salsa series!

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

We’ll save you a dance!

Festival Season is Here!

Festival

Celebrate your dance studio this Festival season!

Festival is happening across the globe right now for every Arthur Murray, and is a fun opportunity for us as a studio to compete against other studios and be awarded for our accomplishments. With the support shown by you, our growing student body, and our stellar dance instructors, we continue to be a further recognized studio in the Arthur Murray community.

Starting this week, whether you are a student in Napa or Santa Rosa, if you sponsor your dance instructor, perform a spotlight, bring a friend to a group class, and other activities, you will start earning points!

With these points, you will gain a chance to win cool prizes and awesome freebies!

There are different levels of sponsorship to choose from. Check with your instructor or studio manager to help you pick which one is best for you.

Make sure to pick up a Festival Flyer to check out the dates, and party themes at your studio. 

We appreciate you showing your spirit in supporting our team, and the love we have for ballroom dance!

 

 

What an incredible Showcase journey we took this weekend.

It could not have been more amazing! Having the opportunity to dance with our students in their flapper/20's attire, and see them shine through the countless heats, made us oh so proud. Of course, everyone felt a little bit nervous at the beginning, but as we got on the floor we soon saw that all melt away. Through their performances we watched the excitement build, by the time the night was over, everyone wanted to keep dancing!

We really saw the difference it made to our students at Arthur Murray's, and how it brought out a new found confidence in each of them. Here are some highlights from our weekend!

Alexandra, Isa, Jeff and Joanne.

Alexandra, Isa, Jeff and Joanne.

Isa, Jeff, and Joanne.

Isa, Jeff, and Joanne.

Derek, and Portia.

Derek, and Portia.

Raphael, and Trish.

Raphael, and Trish.

Heidi, and Portia.

Heidi, and Portia.

Staff winners of the Jack and Jill competition, Alexandra from Santa Rosa came in 3rd!

Staff winners of the Jack and Jill competition, Alexandra from Santa Rosa came in 3rd!

After this weekend is over, we are truly looking forward to the next Freestyle Showcase coming around September 15th-16th. 

Check out our Facebook page for more photos!