Absolute Salsa host a special charity party in memory of Val Clay

On Saturday 15 February, Absolute Salsa will present a special Valentines charity evening in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care and TreeTops Hospice at Déda.Absolute_Salsa_Party.jpg

The event has been organised by Lee Hunter of Absolute Salsa, the East Midlands largest Salsa promoter. He decided to organise the event in celebration of his late mother-in-law Val who passed away only a week before her daughter’s wedding to Lee. Val had been diagnosed with liver cancer only eighteen months previously.

Lee comments ‘I promised my wife Sue that when the dust had settled I’d run a Charity night for the charities that were close to Val’s heart, Treetops Hospice and Macmillan. The event will celebrate Val’s life and all profits will be given to charity. Cancer affects so many of us that we decided to plan a fun-filled night to try to raise as much money for the two charities and promote the support that each charity offers.’


The event will include a raffle of fabulous prizes donated by local businesses including driving lessons and pamper vouchers from Madoka Beauty Salon. There will also be an  auction where party-goers can bid for a dance with their favourite dancer. Donations will also be asked for attenders to request their ultimate Salsa tunes.
The evening will kick off with classes from 8pm suitable for complete beginnersto those with lots of Salsa experience followed by dancing until 1am.

DJ ‘Dr Salsa’ will be donating his services for the evening, providing a red hot night of Salsa Dura in the CUBE café|bar, while the theatre will host the latest R&B Salsa tunes. Bringing extra Latin flavour into the mix, dancers can also experience Argentine Tango and Kizomba in the studio.

The Absolute Salsa Valentine’s Charity Party will take place on Saturday 15 February from 8pm. Tickets for the evening are £10 and can be booked by visiting www.deda.uk.com or calling the Box Office on 01332 370911. Advanced booking is advised.


Notes to Editors:

For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:

Helen Dawson, Marketing and Programming Officer

T: 01332 370911
E: h.dawson@deda.uk.com


Listings Information

Saturday 15 February 8pm

Absolute Salsa Charity Valentine’s Party

Presented by Absolute Salsa

Tickets: £10


Déda, Chapel Street, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911

Website:        www.deda.uk.com



Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.


With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council 

About Arts Council England

The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk