Ritambhara Sahni – for Fatima.
Fatima has been my dear student since 2011 and has done all my events and many levels with me. Has taken breaks due to her academics but it’s so wonderful to teach her and then watch her dance so beautifully. She always maintained that she wants to perform professionally and she already has so many times. I am going to share the stage with her real soon.
There’s a first time for everything. This had soon become my motto for all the things that existed. The first time belly dance got my attention was due to the Diva Shakira (Goddess of belly dancing). It all started from hips don’t lie with a never ending journey from there. Watching her videos in loop, I started replicating her which was differently weird for the first time but eventually I got the hang of the moves and the journey of my immature belly dancer life took birth. Belly dance soon became this intimate affair to me which made me feel, think and experience all at once. It became a daily routine in my life and I felt free and happy.
One day my mom found me dancing with Shakira’s voice belting in the background and she was very intrigued by my moves and surprised me with her encouraging attitude towards my new found hobby by telling me to do what makes me feel good and persuade it. Soon College life started and it was filled with professional dancers and the need to stand out and show what I could do got stronger as I stood in front of them. It felt like a necessity to get to the professional level of belly dancing. My friends and family encouraged me to join a Belly Dance class to get skilled in belly dancing. With this my search for belly dance class in Mumbai started. After a bit of research and talking with a few friends I came across Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni. My necessity was being fulfilled at last!
The whole process of joining the class was very smooth and Ritambhara Sahni mam guided me herself into the program. I yet remember my first day at Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni was so extraordinary. The whole vibe in the class was so positive which took me by such a comforting feeling of trying Belly Dance style. The whole program kept me looking forward to more enchanting things which would enhance me in all the ways possible. After I completed my beginner’s course, there was another power and motive in me to go forward towards becoming a professional Belly dancer and I was very confident that Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni would help me in achieving it. Now I am on my advanced level which is every step into my professional belly dancer dream come true. It’s been 5 years with Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni and it has changed me into becoming someone so focused, enthusiastic, strong, elegant, confident, and graceful and more importantly is that I have started loving myself for what I am. So I am thankful to my mam Ritambhara Sahni who has helped me with my highs and lows in belly dancing. She was, is and will always remain my greatest inspiration. Thanks to Belly Dance Institute Mumbai by Ritambhara Sahni for giving me so much of Love, Care and Belly Dancing.