JOHN (AKA RAPH)
Salsa Cubana, Rueda
John (aka ‘Raph’) has been teaching beginners Cuban Salsa and Rueda since 2014. His dance origins were later than most when he joined the University of Liverpool Bodysoc Dance society. There he learned both Latin and Cuban Salsa as well as Street dance. He and his Salsa and Street teams have performed at various university showcases and inter-university dance competitions, with the highlight being a unique opportunity to perform at the Liverpool Echo Arena as a backing dancer in the Vampire’s Rock musical. Since moving to the South Coast in 2015, Raph has taught at the University of Portsmouth Salsa Society and has now joined Salsa Solent to share his passion for Rueda and community dancing.