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Dancing models wanted

We are looking for dancing models who would like to enter our runway in front of hundreds of people and a jury, on Saturday, November 24 at latin weekender!

Do you want to shine on the runway at latin weekender, while possibly wearing the winning outfit?

They will decide who made the most beautiful outfit with the most freedom of movement. The designer of this outfit will go home with the title, publicity, their design in production and 1,000 euros in cash! If you are wearing the winning outfit, you will get to keep it!

Besides the excitement of a brand-new project with possibly the most beautiful and comfortable outfit in your possession, you will receive a special dance-walk training by

Laili Reinders.

Laili is a professional, experienced and very much appreciated teacher who will help you to bring out the best in you on the runway.

Together with Laili Di Marc’o  Keanz will set up the complete on-stage production. He will be your motivator and source of energy. With his experience on stage and as a dancer he will make sure you will enter the runway with full confidence. Together you will make this runway a unique experience for everyone.

So you want to enter the runway as a dancing model?

Sign up now for the auditions on Monday, October 29 in Rotterdam.

Read here all the details for the designers
Sign-up here until October 31 if you are a fashion designer
Click here to check out the latest news!

Winner DJ battle

Five deejays have given it their all and fought to be a recurring deejay at Striktly Social.

Who’s going to be it?


The requirements weren’t quite easy. First there was a screening. Those who passed it received the task to perform with some more requirements:

  • 50/50 salsa and bachata ratio by playing 3 salsa and 3 bachata track, one after each other;
  • variation within styles and dare to be innovative;
  • let the audience enjoy the act, from beginning till the end.

We’ve tracked all the respones of the audience during five Tuesdays. We’ve looked at the indirect responses as well. We even saved all the responses we’ve received and read them all… You’d think that this would make it a lot easier… (Read our previous post for the points of interest)

The participants

Dj Roggy stood out because of his unique, lovely and danceable salsa tracks. Dj Virgil El Gigante’s strength was the variation of multiple sub styles. Dj Kelly received compliments because of her great ratio between good danceable salsa and bachata. Dj El Pequeno loco kept up with a good pace during his set. At last but definitely not least: dj Jimmy, that has kept the dancefloor full of people from beginning till the end, last Tuesday.


We noticed that all the deejays have given a musically enrichment to the dancers and we, as an organisation, can confirm that all the deejays have performed perfectly according to our requirements.

Okay, we’ll cut it here. So, who’s the winner?

The most positive respones are for…

Dj Virgil El Gigante!

Closely followed by Dj Kelly.

We welcome all the other deejays that have participated. But for now, we invite Dj Virgil El Gigante and he’ll perform on the upcoming social: Tuesday, the 5th of december! As a nice ‘Sinterklaas’-gift! 😉

What is the Blue Carpet Gala?

It may be for you!

Have you heard about the “Blue Carpet Gala”? Isn’t that a mysterious night for students of Bachata Passion, with a lot of things going on? But what is it? And is it only for students?

Because I’m curious as always, I’ve taken a look at it for you guys. First, it is something for you, so keep reading on and decide if it is something for you.

After an extensive conversation with Steffie, the organiser, I’ve got the feeling of a carefree night going out. Wether it is because it sounded like music to my ears, because I need a vacation, or because of her answers: “We’ll take care of that”, “We’ll guide you through the night”, “You don’t have to worry about anything”, “Everything is included, you don’t even have to take your wallet with you”…

A huge difference with current parties is a carefree and chic night out. “As if you’re being pampered and treated as a guest on a nice wedding”, is what some of our visitors said last year. So All Inclusive in Dutch means: unlimited snacks, drinks, use of facilities and at last but not least, you will be entertained. It is possible to enjoy special acts next to dancing.

The program starts directly from the beginning of the night, at 22:00 hours. Not everything will be told in this post, so there will be some surprises at the event. We know that the couple Luis & Andrea are on the dancefloor. “This is what caught the attention of international visitors”, Steffie continued, “Tickets have been sold to Bachata lovers from Germany, England and Belgium”.

So it isn’t only for students, that’s for sure. But for who is it then? “The most important thing is that you love Bachata, an exclusive chic setting and the lovely December feeling”.

Do you want to go? You’ve reacher the end of this article, so that’s why we give you a special discount code. Enter “Striktly” and get a €5,- discount on your ticket.

This article is written in response to an interview. If you have any questions, we’d like to refer you to the organisation of  Blue Carpet Gala or the event on Facebook.
Blue Carpet Gala

Blue Carpet Gala – snacks

Scary Supper

in restaurant Amigo

Scary Supper… Diner with Striktly in Halloween style at restaurant Amigo.

Tuesday, 31st of October, it is Halloween. Some people love it, while others hate it. Do you love it? You’d love to combine it with your passion for dance!

The Mexican restaurant Amigo, located above Striktly Social, is about Halloween that night. Besides getting your make up and the possibility to win a dinner for two, there will be a free Bloody or Spooky cocktail for Striktly visitors!


  • 2,5 hours of “all you can eat” tapas with a dessert for just 21,50;
  • including a free Bloody or Spooky cocktail;
  • Get your make up done between 16:30 and 18:00 hours;
  • Bookings via: chat on this site, or via the bookingsystem of Amigo, don’t forget to mention the “Scary Supper of Striktly”.

Make the most out of your Halloween: start with scary super “all you can eat” tapas and come back downstairs afterwards to dance! More info about the Bloody & Spooky event with Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba? Click here!


next dj, Striktly Social!

Who will be the new deejay for Striktly Social on Tuesday at Coconuts?

There’s no accounting for taste… That’s why interested deejays are invited to perform one-time and qualify them as ‘Striktly Salsa & Bachata’ deejay!

The idea is just one week old and the response is great. A first selection has been made and you can experience the next deejays:

How do we measure the publics opinion?

All deejays get the same assignment; perform the Striktly Salsa & Bachata way: 3 salsa and 3 bachata songs. There is room for creativity within this assignment and that’s where the difference can or will be made. The difference is subjective but will be evaluate on:

  • Movement on the dance floor;
    • An empty dance floor, do the attendees dance already?
    • Do the dancers stay on the dance floor?
    • Do we see excited faces, are the people happy, are they enjoying it, are they singing along?
    • Do the dancers stay or will they leave (early)?
  • Verbal reactions;
    • What do the people say? To eachother, to us, to the deejay?
  • Response on social media:
    • Does the interaction occur more by one than another?
    • Do we receive personal messages with measurements?

Do you read this as a deejay and are you interested? Till Tuesday, the 17th of October, it is possible to sign up. Read the terms of condition here.

Do you want to see your favorite deejay more than once? Or are you surprised by a deejay in a positive way? Let everybody know by enjoying the night and feel free to share your opinion with us!



Questions about Striktly Maassilo

Read frequently asked questions about the event on the upcoming Friday the 29th of September.

When does the pre-sale close?

The online ticketsale will close at 20:00 hours on the day of the event.

Where can I put my bike/bicycle?

At the top end of the building, next to the side of the metrostation.

Where is the entrance?

On the long side, at the glass doors next to door 7.

Where can I park my car?

See the extended answer on this question below.

Do I need to print my ticket?

No, it can be scanned via your mobile phone. Just set your brightness on the maximum.

Can I withdraw cash from a cashpoint?

Yes, at the door, the lockers and the coins distributor. Everywhere you can use your pincard, expect at catering, so take some cash with you if you want to enjoy the saoto soup from Mini!

What do the levels mean at the workshops? What means open level?

  • Intermediate: you’re experienced in this dancing style, you know the basics and are able to practice/apply these on the dance floor. The workshop will not be adjusted to beginners.
  • Open level: you have some experience or no experience but have a sense of dance. The workshop will be adjusted to the level of the group.
  • Beginners: you haven’t had any dancing lessons or you want to improve your basics. The workshop will not be adjusted to advanced users.

At what time do the workshops start?

Check out the time-table:

Time-table workshops Striktly

What about the airconditioning?

There will be an air cleaner/refresher that is stronger than required in catering sector. The location usually deal with big groups of people and is adjusted to that. Of course, you will get warm/hot due to dancing, even with 15 degrees (Celsius) outside. It isn’t going to be a sauna, but don’t expect it to be 15 degrees either.

Is there a dresscode?

Yes! Classy, dress up as if you’re going on a night out and bows will be appreciated!

Strikkie editie Striktly

Could I wear my dancing shoes on the concrete floor?

Yes, it is a flat and slick floor and partially installed as a professional dancing floor by DANSVLOER.

Will there be a smokers area?

Yes, inside so you’ll stay dry. Including a cigarette vending machine. Check the map of the event for the exact location.

Will there be Tequila, Desperados, Corona and Ice Tea Green?

Yes, everything except the Corona. Due to this question it is still being in progress to see if we can take care of it. Next to this, we have more delicious drinks!

When and where will the photos be uploaded?

On the Facebook page of Striktly. A great video of the vibe will be uploaded the next day and the photos after the weekend. So like our Facebook page to stay updated!

What if I have some coins left after the event?

You can use them at each event at Maassilo. There probably will be a second edition at Maassilo…

Where can I park my car for free?

See the image below for the parking area. The surrounding area is free. Katendrecht is free after 23:00 hours. Depending on the time of arrival you can search for a parking spot in the streets below: between 22:00 and 23:00 hours is it possible to park close to the event location. After 23:00 hours we suggest to park a little further away, so you won’t lose any time on searching for a parking spot.


  • Maashaven Zuidzijde (voor de deur)
  • Maashaven Ooszijde
  • Putselaan
  • Paul Krugerstraat
  • Mijnsherenlaan



  • Brielselaan
  • Maashaven Noordzijde

Gratis parkeergebied

Is your question still unanswered? Read the info of the event or check if your question is answered in here.