About us

Absolute Salsa offers fun and friendly dance classes, social events, private tuition and hire with a combination of a great venues, excellent DJ’s and top teachers.
Started in 2000, it is still a main source for salsa in Derby, Long Eaton and the East Midlands. And as well as teaching salsa, we can also teach Ballroom ‘Absolute Ballroom’.
Our dance classes are led by Lee Hunter , a hugely experienced and friendly teacher. Lee has over 32 years’ teaching experience. His popularity has been recognised when he was voted UK TOP SALSA TEACHER 2007-2008, Runner Up 2009 and Runner Up 2010. Lee’s classes are very relaxed and are split between 70% enjoyment and 30% learning – in other words FUN!
Lee is supported by a fantastic Team who aim to offer the friendliest and most fun nights in the area to feed your salsa and dance addiction. So come down to an Absolute Salsa class or social evening and see for yourselves why.
Lee Hunter at Absolute Salsa event


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 traveling 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 teaching Salsa classes in Chesterfield in September 2000, making Absolute Salsa the first company to teach salsa in Chesterfield.  Since then other teachers have followed, many of which, Lee has taught. 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. Lee setup salsa classes in Derby in October 2000. Without doubt these classes became the busiest in the UK.  His relaxed and humorous approach to teaching is what helped him win the UK’s Top Salsa Teacher award 2007/2008 and runner up 2009 & 2010. He can be seen teaching all over the UK, Europe and was the first Salsa Teacher in the Midlands to teach in LA at the La Salsa Congress in 2013.
Today Lee still runs some of the most successful and busiest Salsa classes in the UK, running numerous venues during the week.
In 2016 Lee was approached by the National Association Teachers Of Dancing to rewrite their salsa syllabus.  He has also produced a popular range of DVDs covering salsa for absolute beginners, improvers, shines and Cha Cha Cha.  Buy Here

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