THE Strictly Come Dancing bug has spread to a Huddersfield working men’s club.
Champion dancer Ronald Jager is taking his teaching talents to Yorkshire.
Five times Dutch champion Ronald, 32, and partner Jenny Sheeran, 30, have started salsa, tango, ballroom, swing and other dance classes at Deighton WMC and St Patrick’s Catholic Centre on Trinity Street in Huddersfield town centre.
Ronald and Jenny won numerous titles between 1999 and 2003, including a top three ranking in England and a top 24 ranking in the World Grand Slams.
The two have also appeared on ITV’s hit detective series A Touch of Frost and ITV drama The Last Detective.
The couple retired from competing in 2003 and founded Jager’s Dance School in Oldham. The school now runs classes across Manchester and Cheshire.
Now the school, which includes instructors Stephen Griffiths and Kathryn Johns, has spread to Yorkshire.
And it’s partly thanks to the popular programme which began its sixth series on BBC1 last month.
Ronald says: “When Strictly Come Dancing finishes everyone comes to us wanting to dance. It’s a good programme and it really helps us.
“It’s steady now, but initially the influence of the programme was massive.
“Dancing is a great way to develop a healthier lifestyle, do something with your partner, take more exercise and enjoy a new hobby.”
For details visit www.jagersdance.com or call 0845 634 2934.