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Strictly come to Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:01 03 December 2010

Undated BBC Handout Photo from Strictly Come Dancing. Pictured: (Standing l-r) Felicity Kendal, Gavin Henson, Goldie, Kara Tointon, Matt Baker, Michelle Williams, Jimi Mistry, Peter Shilton, Scott Maslen, (seated l-r) Paul Daniels, Patsy Kensit, Tina O'Brien, Pamela Stephenson, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe. 

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Undated BBC Handout Photo from Strictly Come Dancing. Pictured: (Standing l-r) Felicity Kendal, Gavin Henson, Goldie, Kara Tointon, Matt Baker, Michelle Williams, Jimi Mistry, Peter Shilton, Scott Maslen, (seated l-r) Paul Daniels, Patsy Kensit, Tina O'Brien, Pamela Stephenson, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe. See PA Feature TV Strictly. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/BBC/John Wright. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV Strictly. WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures' BBC Digital Picture Service. In particular, this image may only be published in print for editorial use during the publicity period (the weeks immediately leading up to and including the transmission week of the relevant programme or event and three review weeks following) for the purpose of publicising the programme, person or service pictured and provided the BBC and the copyright holder in the caption are credited. Any use of this image on the internet and other on

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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.

“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 http://www.ballroomdances.co.uk


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