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.

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5 Things dancers do every morning! 

5 Things dancers do every morning! 

  1. Move: You get up each day and stretch out and maybe even try a pirouette or some arm-styling in the mirror.

  2. Dress to dance: You plan your outfit around what you can dance in. You swish and shimmy, making sure you can lift your arms and take a good stride.

  3. Eat for energy: As a dancer its important to eat for energy so you are conscious of this as you eat breakfast and plan your lunch.

  4. Check your studio calendar: You are on a need-to-know-basis about which classes are going on today. You also double check your private lesson appointment time.

  5. Listen to Music: You are always listening to music because it makes you feel more alive. Even if it the first tune you jam to is as you drive to work, a good song invigorates you at least once a day.