About Ritambhara Sahni

Ritambhara Sahni – A complete artist and creator is the extremely talented lady. Apart from being a professional dance instructor, performer choreographer, and dance director for over 20 years, Ritambhara sahni has also been an extremely talented television actress, voice and dubbing artist, entertainer, mimicry and comic artist. She has choreographed many events on stage and silver screen.

Having studied dance intensively and extensively all over the world she established RSIPA[ Ritambhara Sahni’s Institute For the Performing Arts] in 1996 which taught and teaches dance forms like Urban Hip- Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, The Tap dance , Flamenco. She started BDIMRS [Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni] in the year 2005 – Mumbai’s 1 st and leading belly dance school and has been going strong ever since.

Teaching dance for over 20 years and belly dance since 11 years and having studied and learnt belly dance in almost all its forms and fusions and
specialized in all belly dance props makes Ritambhara Sahni the most experienced professional belly dance instructor Mumbai can have.

With strong roots in Popping and Locking Ritambhara Sahni has studied Tribal Belly Dance Fusion extensively.

Ritambhara Sahni says – ‘I keep dreaming of Learning & studying more and more free style dance forms and study each and every minute aspect of belly dancing and then dream to teach, choreograph and create performing artists for the same. DANCE FOR ME IS A NEVER ENDING DREAM AND REALITY.
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Ritambhara Sahni’s Belly Dance Institute in Mumbai

Established since 2005 [11 years old]. Mumbai’s 1 st and leading belly dance school started with an aim to spread the joy and beauty of belly dance to every female who is fascinated by this beautiful dance art and to change the viewpoint of belly dance which the institute has been very successful at.

With centres at COLABA, KHAR WEST AND ANDHERI WEST, the institute teaches up to 20 levels in the Eastern [Oriental] which is AUTHENTIC BELLY DANCE as well as Western belly dance covering most of the belly dance fusions. Especially 12 levels in TRIBAL BELLY DANCE FUSION [most popular belly dance fusion]. The institute teaches all belly dance props. BDIMRS has courses for beginners as well as professional courses for aspiring belly dance artists, instructors and choreographers.

To help each and every female who is fascinated by this beautiful dance art [a childhood dream for many] to achieve the magical benefits of belly dance which includes mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health benefits.

To create awareness that belly dance can be done by females of all age, shapes and sizes and how a female can discover herself, feel empowered and gain worldwide popularity through the power and beauty of the various aspects of belly dance and its various forms and fusions.

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Top 15 Reasons to Belly Dance with Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni

1] Flexibility in Location
2] Flexibility in Timings.
3] Free Extra Practice Sessions
4] Extension Period
5] A Guarantee from BDIMRS that you will learn Belly Dance at the end of 3 months.
6] Guaranteed weight loss with our Belly Dance Weight Loss Programme.
7] Several Opportunities to perform.
8] We cover 45 – 50 percent of the techniques that there is to learn in overall Professional Belly Dancing in Our Beginner’s Course.
9] Learn to Belly Dance on any music
10] Learn 3 Professionally choreographed sequences on 3 arabic numbers in Our Beginner’s Course.
11] Cover class for every missed class.
12] Fulfill your dream to be a Professional Belly Dance Artist/ Instructor/ Choreographer with our Professional and Specialized Certificate course.
13] Fulfill your dream to start your own Belly Dance Institute with the specialized certificate course.
14] Career opportunities with us.
15] Business opportunities with us..

Click here to read more Reasons to Belly dance with Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni and also check our Student Reviews.


I’ve had a great experience at The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai. The classes were challenging with lots of dance movements and techniques. But if you stick with it is really a great program. The classes are also great for full body workout.Read more

Fatima Motiwala
Fatima Motiwala

Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is a great place to gain a perspective on belly dancing. Ritambhara and her team offer a great experience into the world of belly dancing.

Jinal Jain
Jinal Jain

I cannot say enough about the selection of moves that the Ritambhara employs for her dance programs.Read More

Priyanka Patel
Priyanka Patel

The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is where you want to go and learn real honest to goodness belly dancing!  Read More

Aditi Chandanani
Aditi Chandanani

Ritambhara’s belly dancing classes are so professional and so much fun!! Ritambhara Sahni and her team of instructors are great and are such a lovely group of women. Read More

Simone Fernandes
Simone Fernandes

Ritambhara’s belly dancing classes are fun filled you really enjoy it. Can be a bit intimidating at first because so many students are really good! Ritambhara is very nice and welcoming. Read More

De. Preeti Dalal
De. Preeti Dalal

I have been taking classes with The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai for about 1 year now and I am so happy to have discovered such an amazing belly dancing institute that is so highly regarded.  Read More

Prachi Dutta

If you are looking for a workout, belly dance is a great way to stay fit. The first portion of the class is stretching and toning exercises. Read More

Sonia Gidwani

I’ve taken all the 3 levels of classes at Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai, and I loved it! You don’t need to have experience in belly dancing to get started. Read More

Bhakti Parekh

I started at Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai with totally no dance experience.Read More

Payal Gupta

The teaching at The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is top-notch and professional. Ritambhara Sahni makes everyone feel welcome regardless of experience, talent, fitness level or even body size.Read More 

Sameer Gameti

OMG The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai rocks!!.. Ritambhara Sahni is a brilliant instructor and you can tell she enjoys teaching and belly dancing. From fun to fitness this is such a great way to learn belly dancing.Read More

Minal Jain

I absolutely love The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai for its great and friendly environment and talented teachers. All the classes are well planned and fun. Read More

Swapnil Pase

The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai session are well structured and well planned as well as they ensures that the teachers really take care of their students and help them reach their dance goals with lots of fun and laughter included during the class. Read More

Aishwarya Nair

If you feel like learning belly dance, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is the right pale to start. Ritambhara Sahni is one of the most talented dancers, performers, and most importantly a great Teacher. Read More

Tanya Bhatt

Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is a perfect place for belly dancing. I have enjoyed taking classes here for years. It is just so much fun. Read More


I have always wanted to learn belly dancing, but I never took the initiative to sign up for any dance classes or take professional lessons. Read More


For the first time I was trying the Belly Dancing class. My experience was great. Ritambhara Sahni is a great mentor and dancer. Read More

Hina Ranka

I decided to try my first ever belly dancing class at The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai. Being a curvier girl, I had some worries about being uncomfortable in a dance studio (as well as it being my first time trying belly dancing). The receptionist working at the front desk was very polite and welcoming. Read More

Sandhya Sharma

My favorite thing about The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is the inclusiveness of all ages, body types, and level of dance experience. From my experience as a beginner to more advanced levels, there has always been a range of bodies and ages from twenties to Fifties.Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions
What about footwear?

No footwear required. Belly dance is done barefooted but you can wear socks or peds if your feet are sensitive. If socks tend to slip your feet then you can invest in Jazz shoes or ballet shoes.

Do I need to show my stomach?

You don’t need to show your stomach if you do not wish to. It’s totally your comfort zone which is of utmost importance for us at Ritambhara Sahni’s Belly Dance Institute Mumbai.

I have never belly danced or danced before in my life. Are there any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge?

Not at all. You do not need to have any prior knowledge. Everything is taught to you from the very basics.

Do I get to perform?

Yes of course. Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni has a grand event called HIP-NOSIS where students from all the levels get a chance to perform and we keep organising either HAFLAS Belly Dance Institute Mumbai

Is it compulsory to perform?

Not at all. You perform only if you wish to. It’s totally your comfort zone which is of utmost importance to us at Ritambhara Sahni’s Belly Dance institute Mumbai.

How fast can I learn the dance form?

This dance art requires at least 3 months with us for any student to say that she knows belly dancing provided she regularly attends for 3 months. This is a guarantee from us at Belly dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni. The knowledge and experience you will gain at Belly dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni will definitely get you to say and feel the same but this is an assurance that with the first 2 turns at our institute you will realise that you can belly dance very easily and will feel awesome about yourself.
To know what you would achieve after 4 sessions with us click on the following link

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