Dancers bring glamour to new nightclub
An international line-up of professional dancers is set to boost glamour at a city nightclub.
Restaurant group MEF has signed up five dancers to headline at The Club, the former Margarita's Grill on Bermudiana Road, which opens tonight.
Manager Remus Marele said: “We're aiming to bring Europe and America to Bermuda — we want to do a fusion of cultures and bring a European-style nightclub here.”
The line up includes two professional dancers from Bermuda, two from Romania and an Israeli-born dancer actress and TV presenter.
Mr Marele added: “The dancers and the shows are just one step forward to achieving our goal of having the first real nightclub in Bermuda.
“It will be a very sophisticated, upmarket atmosphere and different from anything else Bermuda has seen.”
Romanians Bianca Dragomir and Adriana Toma, who worked together as dancers in their home country's capital Bucharest, are joined by Bermudians Ashley Barnett and Sarafina Durrant, alongside Israeli Maayan Kvili.
Mr Marele said: “The international dancers are a major plus for us — the Department of Immigration and the Government have made real steps in helping us to get the kind of entertainment Bermuda desperately needs.
“And we're very proud of our Bermudian dancers — their skills are on a very high level and I consider myself lucky to be able to work with great dancers from the Island and other countries.”
Ms Dragomir said: “We've only just arrived and I love it already. Bermuda is an amazing place.”
Ms Toma, who has danced professionally for six years, added: “I'm already enjoying it and it's a really nice club.”
And Ms Kvili said: “I've already had a look around Bermuda and I was stunned by the beauty and the magic.
“I wanted to be somewhere else, in a different place and people here are nice, polite and generous.”
Ms Durrant said she had worked with Ms Barnett on promotions for an import company and is also a singer with band Working Title.
She added: “I'm really looking forward to starting work here — it's a new environment and new people.”
Ms Barnett said she Ms Durrant had also worked as a dancers at Snorkel Park in Dockyard, where she was spotted by MEF management.
She added: “It's about dancing, partying and having fun.
“It's going to be great — all the girls are nice and a great mixture.”
MEF director Emilio Barbieri said: “It's very exciting — it's a first to have this great combination of Bermudians and international people.
“We want something new and exciting and we're looking forward to having the support of the community — they said they wanted something new, movement and glamour and this is it.”
The Club will feature complimentary bar food, bottle service, a VIP lounge and entertainment, including top DJ Korie Minors, who has worked in England, Hong Kong and Istanbul, Turkey.
The Club will be open for happy hours Monday to Friday between 4.30pm and 10pm and the nightclub kicks in Wednesdays to Fridays from 10pm to 3am and on Saturdays from 9pm to 3am.