Inclusivity - Synergy Dance Outreach

‘Deaf Dancer’ on Strictly Come Dancing 2021

Rose Ayling-Ellis

‘Deaf Dancer’ on Strictly Come Dancing 2021

Strictly Come Dancing has been a favourite among our instructors and young dancers ever since they can remember. But, this year was extra-special because not only were we invited to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing 2021, but the lineup included Rose Ayling-Ellis. Who flew the flag for the deaf community and inspired millions with disabilities to pursue their dreams. 

But how will she hear the music – Rose Ayling-Ellis?

When Strictly Come Dancing 2021 announced that it would have its first-ever deaf contestant, we saw the above question popping up time and time again. 

So, we thought we would tell you how our young deaf dancers take on their disability and completely rule the dance floor!

  • Through vibrations that can be felt through the studio floor
  • By following their partners lead, and instructors body language

Things to Consider

Merely asking, ‘Can a deaf person dance?’ is very abrupt and will be added to the long list of judgemental questions from the deaf/hard of hearing community. Here at Synergy Dance® Outreach, we wanted to remind everyone that anyone with a disability can do anything they put their mind to with the right support, passion and determination. 

It’s also important to remember that a lack of one sense improves and raises the others, and don’t forget music involves more than just your ears.

Final Words about Strictly Come Dancing 2021

We wanted to say a huge thank you again to Strictly Come Dancing. For allowing us to be a part of their show this year and for flying the flag for inclusivity. A huge congratulations to Rose – you completely knocked our socks off and have inspired young people across the nation simply by being you. 

Inclusive Classes

Synergy Dance on Strictly Come Dancing

Children Inspired by Rose and Strictly Come Dancing 2021