Jenny (Polyxeni) Rapti comes from Greece and has been living in Carlisle since 2016. She
has a background in Early Years education and a love for arts and dancing in particular.
Jenny was taught traditional Greek dances for several years since she was a child, 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 and social events regularly.

Jenny teaches a weekly salsa class at Calva Bar in Carlisle on Thursdays with a fun and
relaxed approach, focusing on teaching people the technique and the moves so they can
dance socially and enjoy themselves on the dance floor.''
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! I
think the ladies really enjoyed it.