Strictly come to Great Yarmouth

You’ve watched the celebrities dazzle with their fancy footwork, skimpy outfits and slick hair-dos – now it’s your turn to step into the spotlight.

For Roy and Gill Gough, of Ormesby St Margaret, are bringing a slice of the ballroom glitz to Great Yarmouth with Saturday night sessions aimed at providing a Latin and ballroom venue.

The couple, who started dancing six years ago, say they do it for pleasure not prizes, adding that it lifts the spirits and is a great way to meet new friends.

“With the increased interest in ballroom and Latin dancing over the last few years, since Strictly Come Dancing hit our TV screens, there has proved to be a gap for dancers wanting to have a good old Saturday night out.

“There are plenty of younger people learning to dance but many of them find the current crop of weekend dances are not what they’re looking for. Many dances are aimed at sequence and perhaps an older audience.

“With the ‘Not Strictly Ballroom’ dances we are creating that Saturday night out feeling using modern upbeat and recent chart music that has suitable dance timing, plus some fun dances too.

“We want our guests to have an enjoyable social evening as well as being able to dance.

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“So our first venue, Northgate Hospital Social Club in Great Yarmouth, has a licensed bar too,” they said.

They added that The Dance Festival in Great Yarmouth during the summer showed the considerable number of people who would like something different.

Roy Gough is a sales and marketing strategist working with internet marketing.

Gill Gough is a Mickel Therapist treating people with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The first event is on Saturday, December 11, from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are �5. Visit