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!

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! 

 

 

Medal Ball Highlights & Solos!

We're so happy to have shared such an amazing Saturday evening, with both our Napa & Santa Rosa students, and guests at Heavy Medal Ball. You guys all totally killed it!  The outfits we saw were almost as over-the-top fabulous as the dancing we laid eyes on.

Here are some highlights captured from Heavy Medal Ball. 

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-Emilie, and her instructor Derek dazzle the crowd during her solo performance!

 

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- Jim Glo, and Instructor Alexandra looking sharp on the floor!

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-Scott, and Pati boogie down with some cha cha! 

- Phillip's girlfriend, Troy, & Karl posing in their Heavy Medal Ball attire, before Troy's solo. 

If you didn't get a chance to present a solo performance, we will have plenty of upcoming opportunities, and time to get you prepared for one in the near-future.

Ask about our upcoming Solo-Extravaganza coming around in April! it's musical themed, so you can choose a dance number from one of your favorite musicals or movies.  

Check out our Facebook or Instagram for more Medal Ball photos & vids.

Thanks everyone!