A totally immersive Strictly Come Dancing weekend experience where you’ll get to meet and mingle with the professional dancers, learn the steps of your favourite dances, watch showstopping dance extravaganzas, and go behind the scenes on a sequin-packed costume tour. It's strictly the most spectacular weekend ever and an unmissable experience for fans.
What to expect on a Strictly Weekend experience
Get up close
Meet the pro dancers, learn the moves and watch showstopping dance extravaganzas.
Fancy a classic foxtrot or a smouldering tango?
Each morning, learn to dance with the Strictly professionals in our expert dance classes. In the afternoon, meet and mingle with your favourite Strictly pro dancers, and have your photo taken - the perfect weekend souvenir. Every evening, take your seat for a glittering dance extravaganza starring Strictly’s award-winning pro dancers.
Behind the sequins
Finish it off on Sunday and delve into the show’s wardrobe and get a sneaky peak behind the scenes.
Get a glimpse of the professionals
Carlos knew he wanted to dance from a young age, being interested in all forms of dance and fascinated by ballroom, Latin and contemporary dance styles he practically insisted that his parents get him dance lessons. Carlos’ determination quickly paid off as he went on to become Chinese National Champion, Amateur Latin Rising Star runner up at the UK Opens and a semi-finalist in the World Championships on multiple occasions. Carlos joined Strictly in 2022, when he was paired with actor and singer Molly Rainford, making it all the way to the grand finale.
Gorka began dancing aged 12 having accompanied his father to a dance class in his native Bilbao. Gorka’s first major competition was the World Latin Championships where he represented Spain before going on to be a semi-finalist in the World Dancesport Federation World Cup. Gorka joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 being partnered with actor Tameka Empson. In 2018 he was paired with singer Alexandra Burke and they made it to the final and along the way scored thirty-two 10’s. Subsequently Gorka has danced with presenter Katie Piper, actor Maisie Smith, actor Katie McGlynn and again reached the final with presenter Helen Skelton in 2022.
Polish born Jowita started dancing aged 12 and rapidly made her mark, going on the become Polish Open Latin Champion in 2014. Moving to the UK, Jowita took part in the TV dance competition, The Greatest Dancer, being mentored by former Strictly professional dancer Oti Mabuse. Jowita and her partner went on to win the series which included as part of the prize, an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. Clearly, Jowita’s performance stood out as she was asked to join the Strictly line up in 2021 and was paired with her first celebrity partner in 2022, wildlife presenter Hamza Yassin. Jowita and Hamza’s performances wowed the judges and audience, lifting the glitterball trophy in the grand finale.
Southampton born Kai was poised to follow his father with a career in professional football but at the age of 12 he discovered dancing and never looked back. By the time he was 14 he was already World Junior Latin American Champion. In 2017 Kai joined Dancing with The Stars Ireland, the Irish version of the Strictly Come Dancing format and took part in four series before joining Strictly in September 2021 being paired with TV presenter AJ Odudu and in the 2022 series with presenter Kaye Adams.
Venezuelan born Karen started dancing aged 8 when her family moved to New York. She quickly won a scholarship to the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, studying African, contemporary and ballet before moving onto ballroom and Latin dance. Karen became World Mambo Champion in 2008 and Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Champion in 2009. Karen joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2012 when she was partnered with Westlife singer, Nicky Byrne reaching the quarter finals. Karen has been paired with chef Dave Myers, TV personality Mark Wright, with whom she made it to the finals, broadcaster Jeremy Vine, singer Will Young, chef Simon Rimmer, actor Charles Venn, comedian Chris Ramsey, TV star Jamie Laing, actor Greg Wise and comedienne Jayde Adams.
Luba showed her dancing prowess from a very young age, leading her to leave her native St Peterburg for Verona in Italy where she became four-time Italian Dance Champion and Italian Open Latin Showdance Champion as well as a finalist in the European 10 Dance Championships and European Latin Championships. Luba joined the Strictly family in 2016 as assistant choreographer, taking to the dance floor as part of the professional dancer line up in 2018. She has been paired with rower James Cracknell OBE and American football player Jason Bell as well as taking part in many group numbers and Strictly Christmas Specials.
Ukrainian born Nadiya is a two-time European Champion and World Champion in Ballroom and Latin 10 Dance. She is also a multiple time winning Slovenian Ballroom and Latin Champion, training at the same dance school as former Strictly professional, Aljaz Skorjanec. Nadiya joined Strictly in 2017, being paired with actor Davood Ghadami making it to the quarter final. In subsequent series Nadiya has competed with singer Lee Ryan, goalkeeper David James, TV presenter Dan Walker and Matt Goss of boyband Bros.
Nancy started dancing at the age of 8 and fell in love with the sport becoming a finalist in the Under 21 World Championships, National Amateur Championships, and the International Singapore Championships. Nancy also took part in the Chinese version of the TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance where she made the finals. Following this, Nancy joined the cast of Burn the Floor, travelling the world for four years before joining Strictly in 2019. Nancy’s first celebrity partner was in 2021 when she danced with TV presenter Rhys Stephenson making it to the semi-final, and in 2022 she was paired with actor Will Mellor, once again reaching the semi-final.
Born at a British Army base in Munster, Germany, Neil started his dance journey aged 3 when he started ballet lessons. He subsequently trained in tap, modern, ballroom and Latin. Neil doesn’t like to brag but he holds 45 dance championship titles including 8 times British National Champion, 8 times Dutch National Champion and 4 times World Latin Champion. Neil joined Strictly in 2016 taking part in group routines, Christmas specials and features on It Takes Two. He was partnered with footballer Alex Scott in 2019 making it to the Quarter Final, and with actor Nina Wadia in 2021.
Dianne’s interest in dance started when she saw her brother taking dance lessons, and she hasn’t looked back since. With her brother, Andrew, she became Western Australia New Vogue Champion twice, before becoming Australian Open Champion. In 2015 Dianne became a professional dancer in Dancing with The Stars Australia. From there she joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 being partnered with broadcaster Revd Richard Coles. In 2018 Dianne was paired with YouTube star Joe Sugg making it all the way to the final. Subsequently, Dianne has danced with DJ Dev Griffin, singer Max George, actor Robert Webb and radio presenter Tyler West.
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nikita’s family moved to Italy when he was 9 to help his older sister pursue her dance career. Despite his initial desire to be a karate hero like Jackie Chan, Nikita discovered the joy of dance and ended up being Italian Latin and Ballroom Champion six times. In 2021, Nikita became a professional dancer on Let’s Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, before joining Strictly in 2021. In his first season he was paired with Tilly Ramsey making it to week 10, and in 2022 he was partnered with Paralympian Ellie Simmonds making it to week 7.
Vito started dancing aged 6 in his native Italy and he was soon winning national competitions, going on to be Italian Latin American Champion no less than eleven times! Vito has also been a finalist in the World Championships three times as well as being a European Cup winner. In 2021, Vito left competition dancing and took part in Ballando Con Le Stelle, the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing, before joining the Strictly line up in 2022. In his first series Vito competed with singer and presenter Fleur East and they made it all the way to the final, as well as picking up a perfect 40 score for their Couples Choice routine at Blackpool.