Where’d all the Salsa come from?


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.

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Spice Up Your Nightlife, with Dancing!

Looking to spice up your nightlife? Search no further! 

Here at Arthur Murray Dance Studio you'll find an exciting place to let loose, and dance freely with or without a partner. 

Every night of the week, we keep it spicy with something new. With all of our changing group classes, and practice parties, you'll find vivacious new moves, and styles to try out everyday. Whether you're trying to plan the perfect date night of dancing, a solo night out, or finding a spot for your group of friends to boogie, you can always plan on coming to sweat it out on the dance floor at either one of our locations any night of the week. 

Napa Location Practice Parties- Every Wednesday & Friday at 8:30pm 

Santa Rosa Location Practice Parties- Every Tuesday & Thursday night at 8:30pm

Group classes are always happening before the practice parties in the evening, so be sure to get a monthly calendar of what's happening. 

See you there!

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!