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The West Norfolk Deaf Association (WNDA) have been inspired by the winner of Strictly Come Dancing and are offering dance classes and the first ever dance competition for those with hearing loss

People from the deaf community along with anyone who would like to join in get the chance to learn some dance routines and even try for the Glitterball trophy.

The charity based in Railway Road, Lynn, provides support to deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties in the borough.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53831101)
Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53831101)

Anna Pugh, consultant hearing therapist audiologist said: "Inspired by the success of Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, we are offering our own 'WNDA Does Strictly'.

"Classes are for everyone and there will be sign language interpreting, so people will also get the opportunity to learn some British Sign Language (BSL) signs as well as learning to dance.

"Classes will be taught by a local professional dance teacher, and sign language interpreters will provide communication support for deaf dancers.

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53831104)
Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 18/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53831104)

"Everyone is welcome, and all dancers have the chance to win the Glitterball Trophy at the Grand Dance-Off Competition and have the opportunity to learn a few BSL signs too.

"Follow in the footsteps of Rose and Giovanni and show off your moves with our first ever dance competition specifically for those affected by hearing loss, whether it be sufferers or their family and friends.

"Taking place over nine weeks culminating in one of our talented couples lifting the Glitterball!

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 11/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53830108)
Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 11/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Giovanni Pernice, Rose Ayling-Ellis - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53830108)

"All abilities are welcome, and even if you don't have a partner but still want to take part let us know, we're sure we can help.

"Or if dancing is not for you, come along and support your favourite couple.

"We can't wait to see your moves."

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 11/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Rose Ayling-Ellis, Giovanni Pernice - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53830103)
Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing 2021 - TX: 11/12/2021 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ++LIVE SHOW++ Rose Ayling-Ellis, Giovanni Pernice - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy (53830103)

Rose and Giovanni won the Strictly final in December having become the darlings of the nation.

It has been reported that there has been an explosion of interest in learning BSL since Rose took to the dance floor.

The director of one firm offering BSL courses said that enrolments have gone up by more than 2,000 per cent since she had been on the show.

Google Trends, which analyses online search data, also suggests more and more people are interested in learning.

The classes start on Saturday, January 8 at 1.30-2.30pm until March 5, at Greyfriars Academy, Lynn.

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