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.

We’ll save you a dance!

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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!

Your Body & Brain On Dance

How often are you dancing?

Whether you’re young or old, making dance a daily habit is actually super good for you!

Brain Health

Through practicing the art of dance, you will not only greatly improve your physical health, but your mental health as well. Studies show dancers have greater strength, flexibility endurance, and balance. Ultimately, it’s not just a workout that improves your body, but your mind too.

Did you know that dancing 30 minutes a day increases your brain function, and supports better emotional health? On a variety of levels, dancing improves cognitive function, and increases your muscle memory. Having to think quick on your feet while combining rigorous exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which sends information more quickly, creating new neural pathways. This process over time, improves our overall mental capacity, and general well being in our day to day live.  Dancing naturally helps us to reduces stress levels, and symptoms of depression. Looking for more joy in your life? Just dance! 

We've teamed up with Alzheimers Association, whose studies have found that frequent participation in ballroom dance showed a 75% risk reduction of dementia.

Our goal is to spread awareness of the beauty, and benefits of dance with the world.

The motto, You + More Dancing =Ultimate brain power & ultimate super-human skills!