(18/09/23) The Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort has partnered
with Karis Scarlette, a Royal Ballet-trained dancer, for a special
retreat for ballet enthusiasts.
The Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat will take place at
the resort on the island of Fares from 6 to 19 November 2023,
giving guests the chance to
indulge in the art of ballet
in an idyllic island setting.
Karis Scarlette, the inspirational force behind this unique
retreat, is a ballet dancer par excellence, whose expertise
has attracted actors, models, singers and even British royalty.
Her remarkable journey began at the age of two, and she honed
her talents through training at the Royal Ballet School,
gracing the stage of London’s illustrious Royal Opera House. In more recent years, Karis has turned her attention towards
teaching, making the world of ballet inclusive and accessible
Royal Ballet-trained dancer Karis Scarlette in Maldives
“I’m excited to partner with Avani+ Fares Maldives
Resort to bring ballet to Baa Atoll,” Karis said. “The
contemporary, sun-soaked setting of the resort provides the most
amazing, once-in-a-lifetime backdrop for guests of all ages and
levels to enjoy ballet. My classes focus on movement, mobility and
mindset and I cannot wait to use these techniques to encourage
guests to discover their inner dancer.”
balletic performances of marine life beneath the waves, Karis will
introduce guests of all ages and levels to classical ballet,
breaking the steps down and adding her own energy for an
Group classes and one-to-one sessions will
take place in a dedicated dance studio complete with barres
From pliés to pirouettes, group classes and
one-to-one sessions will focus on perfecting posture, footwork and
the all important port de bras, or carriage of arms.
looking to connect with nature can join the Sunrise Serenity
programme, a revitalising session that combines stretching, mobility
exercises, and mindful breathwork, set to the natural sounds of
the island at dawn.
aged five and under will be able to enjoy the “Tutus & Twirls” class,
blending storytelling elements and interactive props.
Enhancing the ballet programme, guests
will be able to pamper themselves with unique spa experiences, like the
Tutu Tension Release Massage and Dancer’s Delight Detox Wrap, all accompanied by melodic ballet scores, at the resort’s AvaniSpa.
Classes include Adult Ballet
Basics for Beginners (US$ 60pp), Tutus & Twirls: Ballet for Tots
(US$ 35pp), Kid-Friendly Ballet Basics (US$ 35 pp) and Sunrise
Serenity: Breathwork in Baa (US$ 50 pp).
villas starts from US$ 510 per night in
a Beach Villa based on two people sharing, inclusive of
breakfast and lunch or dinner.
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