Best of the Maldives: Ballet Instruction – Shangri-La Villingili

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 1

Dance is for everyone. Whether just swaying to the romantic ballads at the resort disco or practicing more classical form with Shangri-La Villingili’s innovative ballet programme.

  • “Reveal the ballerina in you or just discover a new dance fitness routine with our Ballet Master. The celebrated ballerina, Karis Scarlette, a former performer of the Royal Ballet in London and a qualified teacher from the Royal Opera House, will be our Master in Residence, passing on the joy of ballet through inspiring and fun ballet classes for all ages.”

Instruction possibilities include:

  • Ballet Fitness – 60 mins – Complimentary
  • Mini Ballet – 30 mins, parents to be on hand to assist with little ones. Timings: 8 a.m. or 5 p.m.
  • One-to-One Private Session – 60 min – $200 per person / 90 mins – $300 per person
  • Private Sunset Guided Meditation & Stretching by the Beach – 30 mins – $150 for two guests

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 2

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 3

Dancing Queens

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International Dance Day today. So time for an encore performance of dancing divas in Dihivehi land…

 

  1. Justyna Woloch (Poland) – Sun Island [ABOVE]
  2. Anastasia Skukhtorova (Russia) – Kandooma
    Anastasia Skukhtorova (Russia) – Kandooma 2
       
  3. Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) – Komandoo
    Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) - Komandoo
      
  4. Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) - Finolhu
       
  5. Ashleigh Ross (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Ashleigh Ross (Australia) - Six Senses Laamu
       
  6. Lucrezia Delli Veneri (Italy) – Dhigufaru
    Lucrezia Delli Veneri (Italy) - Dhigufaru
      
  7. Monika Gejdosova (United Kingdom) – Kuramathi
    Monika Gejdosova (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
       
  8. Anusch Alawerdian (Netherlands) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anusch Alawerdian (Netherlands) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  9. Ani Egoista (Russia) – Ayada
    Ani Egoista (Russia) – Ayada
       
  10. Ola Jordan (Poland) – Kandima
    Ola Jordan (Poland) - Kandima
       
  11. Sarah Fareou (France)
    Sarah Fareou (France)
       
  12. Danielle Muir (Australia) – Alimatha
    Danielle Muir (Australia) – Alimatha - 2
       
  13. Erika Lemay (Canada) – Athuruga
    Erika Lamay (Canada) – Athuruga
       
  14. Angela Adto (USA) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Angela Adto (USA) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
       
  15. Tarja de Silva (Sri Lanka) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi [BELOW]

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Jet-Set Jetty Jetés

Maldives ballet
Mariinsky Ballet Company special “floating” performance at NIYAMA

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced by the light of the moon.” ― Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat

International Dance Day today. The shores of the Maldives have been an international dance floor for dancers of all genres – ballet, ballroom, aerial, ribbon, belly dancing, acrobatic, ribbon dancing, pole dancing. Sometimes they come for work, sometimes for fun, sometimes for both. The Maldives Complete troupe of twenty includes a bit of everything.

Keeeeep dancing! (says Bruce)

  1. Katerina Chebykina (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Katerina Chebykina (Russia) - NIYAMA
  2. Danielle Muir (Australia) – Alimatha
    Danielle Muir (Australia) - Alimatha
  3. Ea Nitsche Holm (Hong Kong) – Anantara Kihavah
    Ea Nitsche Holm (Hong Kong) – Anantara Kihavah
  4. Anastasia Volochkova (Russia) – Velassaru
    Anastasia Volochkova (Russia) - Velassaru
  5. Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
    Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
  6. Zina Martynovich (Russia) – Kurumba
    Zina Martynovich (Russia) – Kurumba
  7. Yi Hongjing (China) – Alimatha
    Yi Hongjing (China) – Alimatha
  8. Jenia Shtefan (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Jenia Shtefan (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  9. Jade Marissa Tinkler (United Kingdom) – Amilla Fushi
    Jade Marissa Tinkler (United Kingdom) – Amilla Fushi
  10. Sukki Singapora (Singpore) – Finolhu
    Sukki Singapora (Singpore) - Finolhu
  11. Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) - One & Only Reethi Rah
  12. Sarah Fareou (France)
    Sarah Fareou (France) 2
  13. Amanda Jayne (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Amanda Jayne (United Kingdom) - Finolhu
  14. Oksana Bondareva (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Oksana Bondareva (Russia) - NIYAMA
  15. Tara Bhavnani (Canada) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Tara Bhavnani (Canada) - Gili Lankanfushi
  16. Hannah Villasis (Philippines) – Meeru
    Hannah Villasis (Philippines) – Meeru
  17. Karen Clifton (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Karen Clifton (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  18. Erika Lemay (Canada) – Thudufushi
    Erika Lemay (Canada) – Thudufushi
  19. Maiama Khateli (Netherlands) – Canareef
    Maiama Khateli (Netherlands) – Canareef
  20. Valentina Marconi (Italy) – Fenfushi
    Valentina Marconi (Italy) – Fenfushi