Ritambhara Sahni Reviews by Unnati

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. However, once I decided, I signed up for Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai for their beginner’s level. I had great hopes for the class, but the actual experience really surpassed what I had expected. Ritambhara Sahni was my instructor and she was AMAZING! Ritambhara is the nicest and most genuine teacher you will ever meet, and she always takes the time to explain the moves thoroughly, no matter how many times we might do it wrong. As this was a beginner’s class, most of us came in with no dancing experience, and thus, we frequently made mistakes and needed the moves to be explained and repeated many times. Ritambhara never once expressed annoyance or frustration with any of us and was extremely kind and patient. She is a great dancer and an excellent teacher as well.I’d highly recommend The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai for anyone in Mumbai who is interested in belly dancing, especially beginners with no prior experience like me looking for a suitable belly dance class. Overall, a really awesome experience!

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. It’s good to know in advance that in the Ritambhara Sahni’s level one classes, there is very little choreography but there are drills that help in developing muscle control, coordination, good posture, and that graceful captivating belly dancing style.

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. You not only build strength, you also take charge of your body movements thus giving you grace. The belly dance moves challenges you at every level. For those who are serious dancer and want to really get in shape belly dance is for you.

Sneha Rai

The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is where you want to go and learn real honest to goodness belly dancing! When I leave this class I’m really sweaty and winded. I work out several times a week and am in pretty decent shape, yet I get a great butt kicking when I go Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai. After coming here I realized that some of the moves that I was doing were wrong which I had picked up while watching belly dancing videos with poor instruction. So if you are thinking you’ll save yourself some money by just buying a video, think again! It is slightly pricey, but the instructions are so good that I felt like I’m getting my money’s worth.

Jennifer

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. So supportive! I’m getting the hang of it and having fun while I’m learning!

Arpeeta Panvalkar

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. All instructors are very helpful. I have lots of fun, good workout and change of pace than any other option.

Zeel Mehta

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. I started dancing as an absolute beginner. Women anywhere from the ages of early 20’s through 50’s have been in my classes over this year. All of the instructors are professionals and have studied belly dancing for many years, however the star of The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is the founder herself, Ritambhara Sahni. Not only is Ritambhara an incredible dancer and choreographer, but she is also a wonderful teacher, taking the time to break down the movements and explain things so that you can develop the best movements. Instructors follow a curriculum so that dance steps and topics progress throughout the different class levels (levels 1-3). All the instructors are excellent and have their distinctive dancing and teaching styles.

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. Beginner classes focus more on getting the basic movement techniques right and how to flow with the music. Advanced classes are longer and include more chorography. The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is a lot of fun; the environment is a very friendly and is well suited for all the levels. If you like belly dancing, I highly recommend signing up for a class or a session to see for yourself how fun and motivating taking classes at Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai, Mumbai can be.

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. The classes are great, the instructors are caring and so I find it a nice place to learn belly dancing.

Bhakti Parekh

I started at Ritambhara Sahni’s, The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai with totally no dance experience. After just one month of Ritambhara Level 1 class, I learned a simple choreography and performed it at a wedding party; my friends and family were amazed of what I have accomplished in a month. Thanks Ritambhara Ma’am.

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. She breaks down the dance steps so simply that I have never felt out of place or discouraged as she is very persistent and makes me do all the steps till I learn them properly. In every class, you not only learn new steps and movements, but you also learn how to move your fingers properly according to your hip movements.

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.

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. Along with your regular classes, there is always something new going on – theme classes and workshops, as well as some unique classes offered here – like The Popping, Locking, Breaking and Krumping at their RSIPA classes. I always have a great time at The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai!

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. The instructors really focus that you build strong and elegant arm movements.
Whether you’re an experienced dancer looking for new inspiration or an absolute beginner looking for a relaxed, fun filled and innovative belly dancing classes, then The Belly Dance Institute, Mumbai is what you need.

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. Ritambhara is very motivating and encouraging us all the time.

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. The best part is they start with the basics and gradually build into more complex movements and rhythms also using the finger cymbals.

Amayra

For the first time I was trying the Belly Dancing class. My experience was great. Ritambhara Sahni is a great mentor and dancer. Not only she patiently showed us the dance moves but she also explained the logic behind them. Hopefully I would dance better and better with every session.

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. I took beginner belly dancing classes, the first time I had a hard time picking up the movements, but the second time I went it was way better. Ritambhara would teach moves in really simple and easy to learn way which made us feel at ease. She was welcoming and very nice.

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.
Another big positive for me is that the instructors are really grounded and have knowledge and respect for the culture behind belly dancing. Especially as you become more advanced, you’ll learn about different regional or folkloric styles of movement and music. Ritambhara Sahni is a renowned dancer and we truly learn a new art form from her. An example of art over fitness is that we practice moving with finger cymbals in every class. It’s not always the most athletic thing, but it’s awesome. In short, this isn’t just about wearing sparkly tops, feeling sexy and getting fit it’s about grace and poise too.The instructors are extremely friendly and helpful and classes are always a lot of fun! You learn lots of movements that are completely different from other forms of dance. Here I’ve actually learned to appreciate my jiggling from belly dance! Every woman’s got something extra that moves, and while my instinct was always to hide that, from really focusing on wanting to get better at belly dancing that has changed. When you’re doing something well, your body can make really graceful jiggles and ripples that are rhythmic, that rises up from different parts of your body like waves.

Pooja Khandelwal