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Enrique Perez

Enrique Perez is the creative force behind Salsa Explosion.

Born and raised in Pinar del Rio and Havana in Cuba, Enrique has been dancing salsa for over 25 years. A highly respected salsa teacher and DJ in Italy and Spain, Enrique exploded onto the UK salsa scene in 1993, quickly establishing himself as one of the UK's leading Cuban salsa teachers and promoters. A finalist in the 1999 British Salsa Championship, Enrique was awarded a Diploma from the United Kingdom Alliance for Dance, Drama and Exercise (U.K.A).

Enrique is Salsa Explosion's lead salsa instructor and teaches a range of classes for all levels. Also in demand as a Salsa and Latin DJ, Enrique runs a number of weekly salsa club nights and special events in and around Bournemouth, bringing some of Europe’s finest Cuban Salsa bands, DJs, teachers, dancers and salsa enthusiasts to the south coast.

In recognition of his contribution to the UK Salsa scene, Enrique was awarded a UK Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK International Salsa Congress in 2007.

Film and Television credits include adverts for Motorola and Surf Washing Powder, Teenage Tycoons (BBC) and an appearance in Guy Ritchie’s latest film RocknRolla (2008), with Hollywood heartthrob, Gerard Butler.

Salsa Explosion

Salsa Explosion have been teaching and promoting Cuban Salsa in Bournemouth and the UK for over 15 years and were voted the UK’s Most popular Cuban Salsa Promoters in the first ever British Cuban Dance Awards in 2006.

Founded by Enrique Perez from Cuba in 1993, Salsa Explosion specialise in creating and providing authentic Cuban Salsa dance classes, special events and holiday weekenders, featuring the very best Cuban Salsa dancers, teachers, DJs and musicians. As well as providing a range of weekly salsa classes and club nights in and around Bournemouth, Salsa Explosion are the award-winning organizers of both the annual UK Cuban Salsa Congress and the UK Cuban Salsa Festival.


2006 Most Popular Cuban Salsa Promoters
2007 UK Lifetime Achievement Award
2008 Salsa Central UK Weekender/Congress of 2008 – Runner-Up
2008 Salsa Central UK Salsa Club of 2008 – Runner-Up
2008 Salsa Central Live Music Performance of 2008 – Runner-Up
2009 Salsa Central Top Resident UK Salsa DJ 2009 – Runner-Up
2009 Salsa Central Top UK Salsa Weekender (large) – Runner-Up
2010 Salsa Central Awards - Top UK Salsa Weekender (Small) - UK Cuban Salsa Festival Bournemouth - Winner
2010 Salsa Central Awards - Top UK Salsa Weekender (Large) - Cuban Salsa Congress Bournemouth (2nd place)

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