Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, nestled on the serene Baa Atoll, is taking a graceful leap into the world of ballet. Imagine combining the elegance of classical ballet with the beauty of a tropical island setting. From November 6th to the 19th, 2023, this luxurious resort will host the “Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat.” In collaboration with Royal Ballet-trained dancer Karis Scarlette, it promises an extraordinary fusion of dance, wellness, and island bliss.
Unveiling the Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat
As the sun-drenched island of Fares beckons, guests are invited to embrace the art of ballet like never before. This retreat represents a departure from the ordinary, emphasizing holistic wellness beyond the traditional realms of gyms and spas. It’s the first in a series of innovative retreats planned at Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
Dance Beneath the Waves
Karis Scarlette, a true ballet virtuoso, will be your guide into the world of classical dance. Regardless of your age or skill level, she will introduce you to the enchanting world of ballet, breaking down intricate steps and infusing her unique energy into every move. The resort features a dedicated dance studio complete with barres and mirrors, offering both group classes and one-on-one sessions.
Perfecting the Art
From the fundamental pliés to graceful pirouettes, the classes focus on refining posture, footwork, and the essential “port de bras” – the carriage of arms. There’s something for everyone, including the “Tutus & Twirls” class designed for young dancers aged five and under. This class combines storytelling elements and interactive props for an engaging experience.
Sunrise Serenity: Nature’s Embrace
For those seeking a deeper connection with nature, “Sunrise Serenity” offers a revitalizing session that incorporates stretching, mobility exercises, and mindful breathwork. All of this unfolds to the natural sounds of the island at dawn. It’s a harmonious blend of movement and tranquility.
Spa and Ballet: A Perfect Pairing
Enhancing the ballet experience, guests can indulge in unique spa treatments. Picture yourself in the lap of luxury with the Tutu Tension Release Massage and Dancer’s Delight Detox Wrap. These spa experiences are accompanied by melodic ballet scores, immersing you in a world of relaxation.
From Barre to Bar
After a fulfilling ballet session, transition seamlessly from the barre to the bar. Sip imaginative cocktails such as the Tutu Tini and Grand Jeté Gin Fizz. The resort’s bar offers a delightful range of beverages to complement your island adventure.
Dining Under the Stars
What’s a tropical getaway without exquisite dining? Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort presents enchanting, starlit dining concepts right on the sandy shores. It’s the perfect way to culminate your day of ballet and relaxation.
Meet Karis Scarlette: The Ballet Prodigy
Karis Scarlette, the driving force behind this unique retreat, is a ballet dancer par excellence. Her remarkable journey began at the tender age of two and was honed through training at the Royal Ballet School. She graced the stage of London’s illustrious Royal Opera House, earning her place as a respected ballet performer. In recent years, Karis has dedicated herself to teaching, making ballet inclusive and accessible to all.
Karis shares her excitement about the retreat, stating, “I’m thrilled to partner with Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort to bring ballet to Baa Atoll. The contemporary, sun-soaked setting of the resort provides the most amazing 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.”
Wellness at the Heart of the Resort
Wellness is a focal point at Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort. Guests are spoiled for choice with a multitude of ways to embrace a healthy lifestyle. From sunrise sound healing to nourishing smoothies and unique vinotherapy massages at the AvaniSpa, this paradise is your haven for wellness.
Meet the Wellness Team
The resort boasts its own dedicated wellness team, ensuring your holistic well-being is catered to with the utmost care. Meet the experts:
- Dr. Aleena Simon: An Integrative Wellness Practitioner bridging Eastern and Western traditions.
- Ashna Hanma Hurbansee: A Wellbeing Therapist and cupping therapy specialist.
- Rithik Aggarwal: An International Tennis Federation-certified coach renowned for his ability to transform beginners into accomplished athletes.
Plan Your Ballet Getaway
The resort’s special opening offer for villas starts from USD 510 per night in a Beach Villa based on two people sharing and includes breakfast and lunch or dinner. Classes include Adult Ballet Basics for Beginners (USD 60pp), Tutus & Twirls: Ballet for Tots (USD 35pp), Kid-Friendly Ballet Basics (USD 35 pp), and Sunrise Serenity: Breathwork in Baa (USD 50 pp).
Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort invites you to experience ballet in paradise. With the Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat, you can dance, relax, and rejuvenate in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Don’t miss this opportunity to blend the grace of ballet with the serenity of the Maldives. Reserve your spot and embark on a journey of movement, mindfulness, and pure indulgence.