Our Greek Dancing Queen
Dance Carousel Around The World

Jenny (Polyxeni) Rapti comes from Greece and has been living in Carlisle since 2016. Her background is in Early Years education with a love for arts and dancing in particular.  Jenny was taught traditional Greek dances for several years as a child. She attended ballet classes as a young teenager and discovered social latin dances in 2005. She still practices Salsa (Cuban and Cross Body style) and Bachata until today by attending classes, dance congresses with national and international instructors as well as social events regularly.

“Working with Multicultural Cumbria for the Dance Carousel project was a great experience for me. Initially, I was asked to do a ladies Salsa block of lessons but there are so many social latin dances the ladies could get a taste of, so along with the salsa, we added a little bit of bachata, merengue, cha cha cha and some brazilian samba and Latin Fusion was born! The ladies absolutely loved it!”

Dance Carousel Around the World 

has been funded by Sport England for women only, delivered at ICan Gym in Denton Holme.  Once permitted from lockdown, we will be doing more classes, including Bollywood!

Dance Carousel hat’s Cumbria TV News Report

“I started face painting in 2014 and founded Funproject in Carlisle in 2016, covering Cumbria and South West Scotland. I specialise in face & body painting, festival glitter applications and pregnancy belly painting.  I only use high quality, skin safe products and regularly attend training days and workshops in order to evolve my skills and keep up-to-date with new products, techniques and trends in the industry.”  During lockdown, Jenny is doing Salsa & Bachata  classes on Facebook Live! your own home!’*