Lee Hunter – biography

Absolute Salsa was created in 2000 by Lee Hunter, and since then has become the most successful salsa promoters in the East Midlands area. Lee has also produced his own line of DVDs which have been sold all over the world and Lee can be seen teaching at every major event around the UK.

Lee’s relaxed & fun approach to teaching has earned him his accolade of UK TOP TEACHER 2007-2008 and runner Up 2009-10. Lee can now safely boast that he has worked at every major event in the UK salsa calendar. Lee’s recent achievements include Derby Feste Arts Weekend and The Welcoming of the Olympic Torch to Derby by celebrating a Massive Brazilian party with Demonstrations from the Absolute Salsa Students, Steps For the Future, Element Dancers  and 10 Piece Live Salsa Band Mambo Con Rumbo with a small crowd in the Market Place of 7000+ . Lee’s achievements don’t stop there, in May 2013 Lee flew over to Los Angeles to represent the UK at the worlds largest Salsa Event, LA Salsa Fest. Organised by Albert Torres this event saw the Biggest names in the Salsa Industry working all under one roof! 2016 has now seen Lee rewriting the UK Salsa Syllabus which will be taught throughout the UK via the National Association of  Teachers of Dance (N.A.T.D) another great achievement which continues to place Lee at the top of his game.

Lee runs classes at Rollerworld on Mondays, Polish Club Wednesdays in Derby and Long Eaton Thursdays as well as running successful monthly party nights at the Nunsfield Club-Fusion Nights and Salsa Nights At the Polish Club -Derby.

The ethos is Fun and every measure is taken to create a safe, friendly, ego free and non intimidating atmosphere.

Come along and see why Absolute Salsa Nights are the most popular in the social calendar!


Selected clients

Lee has worked with the biggest names in salsa and many household names. Here’s a selection:

  • Abanico Salsa
  • Age UK
  • Albert Torres – USA
  • Bath Salsa
  • Broxtowe Council
  • Club Cubana – Pontins
  • Coca Cola
  • Derby City Council
  • Derby County Football Club
  • Déda – Derby
  • Derby Feste
  • Eagle Activity Tours
  • El Groove International – Woolacombe – Jersey
  • Engine Shed – Wetherby
  • Experian – Nottingham
  • Femi Otokoya – Milton Keynes
  • Flaming Heels – Cardiff
  • Groove Academy
  • Holiday Inn Hotels
  • Humba Rumba
  • Jersey Salsa Slam
  • Jive Addiction – Southport
  • Jurys Inn – Derby
  • Latin Fest – Torquay
  • Latin Motion – Birmingham
  • Latin X
  • Latino Beat Bournemouth
  • Lloyds
  • Macmillan – Belfast
  • Mambo City – London
  • Midland Hotel – Derby
  • National Association Teachers Dancing NATD
  • Ramada Hotels
  • Red Hat Salsa – Reading
  • Revolution Dance – Knutsford
  • Revolucion De Cuba
  • Salsa Amore – Newcastle
  • Salsa Bath
  • Salsa Bristol
  • Salsa Chill Out – Essex
  • Salsa Dura – Glasgow
  • Salsa Fever – Preston
  • Salsa Guernsey
  • Salsa Inferno – Blackpool
  • Salsa Ipswich
  • Salsa Jester – Kent
  • Salsa Nights
  • Salsa Montuno – Bristol
  • Salsa on the Pier
  • Salsa Siempre – Dorset
  • Salsa Souls
  • Salsa South West
  • Salsa Swindon
  • Salsa UK Congress
  • Salsa Warwick Salsa York
  • Samsung