Since 2000 Absolute Salsa’s aim is to offer the friendliest and most fun nights in the area to feed your salsa addiction.
Award winning teacher Lee Hunter can be seen teaching all over the UK, Europe and is the first Salsa Teacher in the Midlands to teach in LA at the La Salsa Congress in 2013. His teaching style is relaxed and humorous; it’s this approach that won him UK’s Top Salsa Teacher award 2007/2008 and runner up 2009 & 2010. In 2016 Lee was approached by the National Association Teachers Of Dancing to rewrite their salsa syllabus.
Salsa dancing has become one the most popular past times in the world today. Come along to a class and find out why.
Absolute Salsa is owned and operated by Lee Hunter. Lee’s career started at the age of eleven with all types of dance including, disco, Latin and Ballroom. At the age of fifteen he was ranked 2nd in the world as Junior (under 16) for Latin American. At eighteen, he was approached to move to Holland to compete again and to teach in one of the largest dance studios in Holland with over 1,800 students.
Reaching 2nd place in the National Dutch Championships Latin American discipline and 3rd place in the Ballroom discipline Lee was given the opportunity to represent Holland in the World championships, achieving a world ranking of 28th. After travelling as far a field as Eastern Russia, Denmark, Austria, Germany, France and Belgium, including appearances on Come Dancing and Dutch National TV, Lee returned to England in 1996 to continue to teach Ballroom and Latin.
Lee started Salsa classes in Chesterfield in September 2000, making Absolute Salsa the first company to teach salsa in Chesterfield, since then many other teachers have followed. Absolute Salsa’s flag ship class was at the Winding Wheel: 21 people attended the first week, 70 people attended the second week and the rest is history. Classes moved to the Miners Welfare Club soon after due to lack of space, classes have remained there until 2008 when Lee handed the class over to run Rollerworld in Derby.Lee setup salsa classes in Derby in October 2000, after various venue changes moving their Wednesday venue to Déda. January 2008 saw Salsa classes start at Rollerworld Derby. Without doubt these classes became the busiest in the UK, one the biggest venues in the UK with a capacity of holding over 400 dancers at any one time during a lesson and still space to dance. Today Lee runs the most successful and busiest Salsa classes in the UK, running numerous venues during the week. We can confidently say that we have taught every ‘teacher’ teaching salsa in the Derby area!
Absolute Salsa also run salsa events and salsa parties, with a combination of a great venues, excellent DJ’s and top teachers.Lee has also produced a popular range of DVDs covering salsa for absolute beginners, improvers, shines and Cha Cha Cha.